House Bill HB103 proposes to add restrictions on who may be a school board member.

Currently, RSA 671:18 prohibits persons from being on the school board who are employed by the school district or SAU, or who hold the municipal offices of moderator, treasurer or auditor.

The newly proposed restrictions are

  1. persons whose direct family members (defined in the bill) are employed by the school district or SAU
  2. persons who are on the local select board or municipal budget committee

The SDGA board discussed this proposal, and generally agrees with the first of the new proposed exclusions.

However, the exclusion of municipal elected officials seems to go a step to far.

Discussion is invited in the comments to this post.