State Board of Education

New Hampshire 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.

Executive Council

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.

College and Career Ready Standards

The New Hampshire

Department of Education

New Hampshire State 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 2023? Check your district’s report card here.

The New Hampshire


Use this tool to find your representative and state senator.

Just like Congress, the New Hampshire General Court is split into a House and Senate. You can find your House Education Committee members here, and your Senate Education Committee members here.

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.

School Boards

Manchester School District has a school board election in 2023. 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.

Local and State Nonprofit Organizations in New Hampshire