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Membership & Duties


Duties (see RSA 21-N:11)

The Board is responsible for

Reviewing all programs and activities of the Department of Education and making recommendations to the Commissioner regarding these.

Advising the Commissioner regarding Department goals, information gathering, and any other aspect of elementary and secondary education within the state.

Hearing appeals and issuing decisions. The Board's decisions are considered the final decisions of the Department of Education for the purpose of RSA 541 of any dispute between individuals and schools systems or the Department of Education, except those disputes governed by the provisions of RSA 21-N:4, III.

Appointing members of the professional standards board and other advisory bodies as provided by law.

Adopt rules as provided in RSA 21-N:9.

State Board Hearings

Any dispute between individuals and school systems and the Department of Education can be appealed to the State Board of Education.

State Board Members

Tom Raffio, Chairman
57 Bow Bog Road
Bow, NH 03304
TomRaffio@nedelta.com
Home (603) 715-2750
Office (603) 223-1300
Fax (603) 223-1299
(District 4)
Term 1-31-2017

Bill Duncan
Box 760
12 Cranfield St.
New Castle, NH 03854
waduncansboe@gmail.com
Home: (603) 436-6306
Cell: (603) 682-4748
(District 3)
Term 1-31-2018

Kate Cassady
604 Union Street
Littleton, NH 03561
kcassady@allstaffcorp.com
Cell: (603) 616-4120
(District 1)
Term: 1-31-2021

Gary Groleau
15 Carriage Lane
Laconia NH 03246
ggroleau@nhbb.com
Home: (603) 524-6440
Office: (603) 524-0004
(At Large)
Term 1-31-2019

Cindy C. Chagnon
12 Carriage Lane
Bedford, NH 03110
chags@comcast.net
Home (603) 472-8029
(At Large)
1-31-2020

Helen G. Honorow
46 Raymond Street
Nashua, NH 03064
hhonorow@barrylawoffice.com
Home: (603) 598-8433

Office Barry and Honorow, PLLC
161 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Office: (603) 883-0474
Fax (603) 886-8625
(District 5)
Term 1-31-2020


Ann Lane
43 Stagecoach Road
Durham, NH 03824
annlanenhsboe@gmail.com
Home: (603) 659-5566
(District 2)
Term: 1-31-2021

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