School Administrative Unit 29 (SAU 29) is comprised of seven independent school district. These districts are: Chesterfield School District, Harrisville School District, Keene School District, Marlborough School District, Marlow School District, Nelson School District and Westmoreland School District. 

SAU 29 is the largest multi-district SAU in New Hampshire (NH). Its responsibilities include managing a collective budget of approximately $84.3 million, maintaining 14 school buildings, coordinating the activities of seven independent school boards, and supervising the education program for approximately 4,156 students. SAU 29 and its member districts employ more than 1,000 people and covers 211 square miles in southwestern NH. 

NH SAU 29 Mission

  • To provide leadership for continuous school improvement within SAU 29 that results in success for every student

  • To build and maintain a focus on a common vision and direction that meets the educational needs of member communities and assures the highest quality

  • To provide services and coordinate resources to support the effective and efficient operation of SAU 29 and its member schools.


Keene School Board Vacancy

     The Keene Board of Education invites any registered Keene voter who is interested in serving on the board for approximately five months starting on November 1, 2017 to submit a notice of intent to seek appointment to the Board.  The notice should include a resume/brief statement of qualifications and brief statement of intended goals.  Please submit the notice to Keene School District Superintendent, Robert Malay, by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.*

      All qualified candidates will be interviewed by current board members in an open session of the board on October 10, 2017 or at another date in October to be set by board chair, George Downing.

      Residents of the Keene School District are welcome to submit any questions that they would like to have asked of the candidates. Electronic submissions of both the notices of intent to seek appointment and questions from the public will be accepted by sending them to

*The superintendent’s office is located at 193 Maple Avenue, Keene.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

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