State Board of Education

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.

Mission Statement

Approved by NH State Board of Education Sept. 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 Oct. 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.

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 three consecutive terms. The Board must hold at least six regular meetings a year.

The State Board of Education meets regularly the 2nd Thursday of each month at the NH Department of Education offices (Granite State College Building) located at 25 Hall St., Concord, NH (unless posted otherwise). The meetings are scheduled 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM; however, meetings can end earlier or later than 3:00 PM depending on agenda items.

If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, call 603-271-3144 at least five business days before the scheduled event. The NH DOE requests notification so the department can coordinate with an interpreter's schedule. Although the department will attempt to accommodate any requests, there is no guarantee of the presence of the service. Thank you for your cooperation.


Angela Adams
(603) 271-3144