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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

Drew Cline, Chairman
361 North Amherst Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Home: (603) 488-5779
(District 4)
Term 1-31-2021

Celina "Sally" Griffin
440 Edgewater Drive
Gilford, NH 03249
Cell: (603) 440-8954
(At Large)
Term 1-31-2023

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

Helen G. Honorow
46 Raymond Street
Nashua, NH 03064
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

Cindy C. Chagnon
12 Carriage Lane
Bedford, NH 03110
Home (603) 472-8029
(At Large)

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


Philip Nazzaro, Phd.
7 Raymond Lane
Newmarket, NH 03857
(603) 292-3604
(District 3)
Term 1-31-2022

New Hampshire Department of Education
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Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711