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Mission Statement Approved by NH State Board of Education September 14, 2011

The Mission of the New Hampshire State Board of Education is to provide leadership, support, and oversight of the state's education system to ensure that every individual acquires the skills and knowledge to succeed in a competitive global economy and thrive as a 21st century citizen.

Vision Statement Approved by NH State Board of Education October 12, 2011

The Vision of the New Hampshire State Board of Education is to harness community resources and technology to provide a world class, personalized, student-centered education in a flexible, innovative learning environment that promotes active engagement to maximize the potential in every individual.

The State Board of Education (SBE) is a seven-member body whose members serve without pay except for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Members cannot be technical educators or professionally engaged in school work. Members are appointed by the governor and executive council.

Five are selected, one each, from the five executive councilor districts and two are selected from the public at large. Except when appointed to fill the unexpired term of a previous member, members serve for a five-year term and may serve up to two consecutive terms. The Board must hold at least six regular meetings a year.

Council for Teacher Education Meetings & Minutes
Hearing/Mediation Information Membership & Duties
Initiatives & Priorities Presentations to the SBE
Meet the SBE
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New Hampshire Department of Education
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Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711