As you may know, the NH School Funding Fairness Project (NHSFFP) is planning to host a set of regional public forums later this month and into early October. The forums will seek to foster a greater understanding of the way in which public schools are funded in New Hampshire, as well as a dialogue among concerned citizens and their prospective elected officials on this vitally important topic.
Accordingly, I write today to ask that you please consider sharing information about the forums with your members and supporters; their active involvement will help to ensure not only that the forums are a rousing success, but that future policymakers recognize how critical fair school funding is to students, educators, families, and communities throughout the Granite State.
Each forum will be held remotely via Zoom Webinar and will take place in the evening from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The dates and corresponding region for each forum are as follows:
September 29 Rockingham County
September 30 Carroll, Coos, and Grafton Counties
October 1 Hillsborough County
October 6 Belknap, Merrimack, and Strafford Counties
October 8 Cheshire and Sullivan Counties
Anyone who would like to attend may do so by registering in advance via the Events page of the NHSFFP website: www.fairfundingnh.org/events.
Each forum will feature an introductory overview by NHSFFP of New Hampshire’s current school funding system and its shortcomings, followed by a short panel discussion among invited local residents, who will share their own perspectives on education funding. Candidates for the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Senate, and Executive Council will each be afforded an opportunity to offer brief remarks about education funding before the forum is opened to members of the public to express their views and to pose questions to the candidates. (NHSFFP has directly invited every candidate for the House, Senate, and EC to the forums and is in the process of reaching out to Republican and Democratic county chairs as well.)
If you should have any questions about the forums, please don’t hesitate to contact me at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-945-9988.
Thank you for your time and for any assistance you may be willing to provide in promoting these forums.
New Hampshire School Funding Fairness Project (NHSFFP)
P.O. Box 921
Concord, NH 03302
2020 Back to School Plan
As indicated previously, our Back to School plans are fluid and changing based on the most recent data. At this time, we are changing the first day of school for all students to Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This will allow for additional training, student move ups that didn’t occur in the spring, and time to prepare for sanitization and other safety factors.
Please read the Back to School information thoughtfully. We will send out another survey looking for a firm yes/no answer regarding your student by the end of the week to solidify planning of staffing and bus routes. We continue to advocate for the families of SAU 58 at the state and national level. Health and happiness to you all.
Welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year to all of our students from SAU 58 staff!
The focus for this year is to continue to support our mission "to ensure all systemic decisions positively impact student achievement." It is a privilege for all of us to be part of SAU 58 where the communities continue to give their support in a fiscally responsible manner. We are committed to offer instructional programs that challenge and meet the needs of all students so they can achieve their greatest potential in an environment of educational excellence. The partnerships between home and school for two-way communication are vital to the success of your child, and we welcome your involvement.
Please connect with your child’s teacher and visit our website and Facebook pages regularly for the latest information and offerings as we continue to strive to enrich the lives of our children and provide opportunities to engage in our community events. You are appreciated by the dedicated individuals who serve SAU 58 on behalf of our students.