- Gender Ideology and Parents' Rights Manchester School District Mandates that Teachers not reveal the 'Transgender Status' or 'Gender Nonconforming Status' of Students to their Parents
- Race Ideology School Administrative Unit Sixteen Seeks to 'Awaken Our Students' Awareness of their Power and Privilege' in the Name of Social Justice
- Phillips Exeter Academy courses include 'Mathematics of Social Justice' and 'Science Health and Race in America'
State Board of Education
Who's on your state board of education?
The New Hampshire State Board of Education is made up of seven members—one from each of the state’s five districts, and two at- large—who are appointed by the governor and executive council, a five-person board who oversees the state’s administration alongside the governor.
When's the next election/appointment?
Board members serve five year terms. One at-large member’s seat will be vacated in 2023. Districts 1 and 5, as well as the second at-large seat, will be appointed in 2024. Seats for districts 2 and 4 will be up for appointment in 2025. The term for district 3 will expire in 2026.
When's the next curriculum update?
While state law requires content standards to be updated every 10 years, New Hampshire has not updated social studies standards since 2006. This revision was set to begin in 2020, but the effort has been stalled due to the pandemic. You can find the most recent College and Career Ready Standards here.
The New Hampshire
Department of Education
“The New Hampshire Department of Education is committed to helping students, parents, and educators (including teachers, principals, superintendents, and school communities) meet the education needs of each student.”
How did your district perform in 2021? Check your district’s report card here.
The New Hampshire
Session runs January 4, 2023 to January 3, 2024
Use this tool to find your representative and state senator.
These committees conduct hearings, review, and amend bills proposed by a member of their legislative chamber. They also review bills after they have been passed by the other chamber of legislature. Remember, both chambers must pass a bill before it goes to the governor’s desk for a signature or a veto.
Recent Education Laws
- Banning Discrimination The New Hampshire General Court introduced House Bill 544 in 2021, which banned public agencies from teaching that one group is inherently superior or inferior to another based on immutable characteristics like race or sex. This bill was added into, and passed as part of, the budget bill, House Bill 2.
Recent Education Bills Introduced in State Legislature
- Parents' Rights House Speaker Sherman Packard has introduced parents’ rights legislation, House Bill 10, for the 2023 session. This bill would establish basic parental rights laws, such as the right to direct their child’s education, upbringing, and healthcare—including mental health care. It would require schools to inform parents if their child decides to use a different name or pronouns at school.
Ballotpedia tracks the school board races in the largest 400 cities in the country, including one in New Hampshire. No New Hampshire school district fell under this category in 2022, though Manchester School District had an election in 2021. You can read more about the results of that election on this webpage.
You can find out more about your school district’s school board, and when their next election will occur, on the school district’s website or on your county website.