Our Mission: Helping School Board and Budget Committee members discover their powers

The mission of the School District Governance Association of New Hampshire (SDGA) is to help elected school district officials discover their powers. Our goal is for school boards to resume their role of keeping schools and administration accountable to taxpayers for the benefit of our children’s education.

SDGA is committed to:

  • Educating elected school district officials as to their powers and responsibilities
  • Sharing best practices in good governance and budgeting
  • Formulating model school district policies so boards will have an independent, alternative resource
  • Proposing and monitoring legislation that enhances local control in education and openness in administration

Our membership is largely made up of past or present elected officials with fiduciary responsibility over a school district budget. Also among our membership are state representatives and others who share our mission.