Filing Period - Any resident over 18 years old may be a candidate for any school district office, including school board member, school district clerk, or school district moderator. Terms of office vary depending on the position. Those interested in having their names on the ballot in March 2014, must declare their candidacy in writing to the current school district clerk for their respective district between January 22 and January 31, 2014.
Population Projections - The NH Office of Energy and Planning periodically issues population forecasts for each community to help local municipalities and schools plan for changes. The most recent data available for the six towns in SAU 16 appears below and indicates some trends that may prompt review and discussion. It is provided her for information purposes only.
2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040
Brentwood 4,486 5,097 5,789 5,916 6,019 6,071 6,060
East Kingston 2,357 2,622 2,926 2,991 3,042 3,069 3,063
Exeter 14,306 14,169 14,187 14,499 14,751 14,879 14,851
Kensington 2,124 2,208 2,321 2,372 2,413 2,434 2,430
Newfields 1,680 1,718 1,777 1,816 1,847 1,863 1,860
Stratham 7,255 7,603 8,051 8,228 8,371 8,444 8,428
Coop Budget Advisory Committee - The nine-member Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) that serves the Exeter Region Cooperative School District will have three seats available for election in March 2014. Any resident of Brentwood (current member Elyse Gallo Seeley), Exeter (current member Roy Morrisette) or Kensington (current member Cheryl McDonough) will be able to be a candidate for this important position. Each term is for three-years. The filing period for interested candidates is between January 22 and January 31, 2014. Anyone interested in serving the community in this capacity may contact SAU Business Administrator Amy Ransom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-8671 for additional information.
Technology continues to play an important role in supporting learning at East Kingston Elementary School (EKES). On a daily basis, students have access to the Internet through a variety of tools such as netbooks, chrome books, and iPads. The integration of three important elements is needed to facilitate this process: network access; professional development for staff; and student navigation of the network and the use of learning tools and opportunities. The EKES Technology Committee continues to explore ways to provide all of these elements to the school community.