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Front Row left to right: Inga Hansen, George Downing, Julia Atkins Back Row left to right: Christopher Coates, Scott Ansevin-Allen, Kris Roberts, James Carley, Rebcecca Lancaster, Dawn Mutuski
Front Row left to right: Inga Hansen, George Downing, and Julia Atkins.
Back Row left to right: Christopher Coates, Scott Ansevin-Allen, Kris Roberts, James Carley, Rebecca Lancaster, and Dawn Mutuski.

Keene Board of Education Goals

Adopted 2017-2018
  1. To support the high school in identifying and implementing innovative practices to deliver the best possible education to all students.
  2. The Keene School District will be  a full competency-based pre-k -12 ( and Community Education) system.  Competencies will include specific content understanding and 21st Century skills.  
  3. By June 2018, the superintendent will present to the Board, a clearly articulated vision, for the delivery of student special education services throughout the district, as well as, specific goals, action steps, and a timeline for achieving that vision.
  4. To provide fair negotiations that achieve realistic, equitable outcomes for the staff and community within the contract negotiation timeline.
  5. To maintain a successful board that acts in the best interest of the community.
  6. The Keene Board of Education will support continuous, internal, relevant professional learning activities that support the district's goals and student success.
  7. To increase awareness of opportunities for community collaboration and to recognize ongoing efforts.

Non-School Board Positions

District Attorney - Bragdon, Baron, & Kossayda, P.C
District Treasurer - Daniel Antosiewicz
District Clerk - Beth Zinn
District Moderator - Kathleen O'Donnell

School Board Committees and Committee Assignments

In addition to attending full board meetings, School Board members represent the board on committees. The five standing committees of the Keene Board of Education meet at least once a month.

For additional information regarding each committee, please visit our Board Committees web page.


Building Facilities Ancillary Services Committee

The committee develops and monitors, with administration, and the director of building, maintenance, and grounds of Keene, a comprehensive maintenance program. The committee is responsible for the oversight of all school buildings in the district.
Rebecca Lancaster, Chair
George Downing
Jaclyn Headings
Kris Roberts

Education Committee

The committee provides advice, guidance, and support to the District regarding the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The committee's efforts are performed in concert with the District's mission and Strategic Plan.
Julia Atkins, Chair
Inga Hansen
Rebecca Lancaster
Peter Starkey

Finance Committee

The committee systematically reviews the financial condition of the district, with administrations, and makes recommendations to the full board on matters of district finance.

Kris Roberts, Chair
Scott Ansevin-Allen
Julia Atkins

Personnel Committee

The committee is responsible for presenting nominations of appointment for approval to the full board; and is responsible for facilitating the needs of the "employee" to the full board, as it relates to benefits policies, leaves of absence, and early retirements.

Scott Ansevin-Allen, Chair
Jaclyn Headings
Rebecca Lancaster
Kris Roberts

Policy Review Committee

The committee examines the policies of the district and advises the full board of the status of, and/or any needed changes and improvements. It insures that Keene School District has all policies required by Federal or State law.

Inga Hansen, Chair
George Downing
Peter Starkey

School Liaisons

School Board members are encouraged to become familiar with the entire Keene School District community. Additionally, in order to establish and maintain connections and communication with parents and staff, individual school board members are assigned certain schools where they can serve as a liaison.

Keene High School - Julia Atkins
Cheshire Career Center - Scott Ansevin-Allen
Keene Middle School - Jaclyn Headings
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School - Peter Starkey
John H. Fuller Elementary School - Inga Hansen
Symonds Elementary School - Rebecca Lancaster
Wheelock Elementary School - 
Jonathan Daniels PreSchool and Keene Community Education - Kris Roberts

SAU 29 - Peter Starkey
NHSBA - Inga Hansen