School Administrative Unit 29 (SAU 29) is comprised of seven independent school districts. 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 4,100 students. SAU 29 and its member districts employ more than 1,000 people and cover 211 square miles in southwestern New Hampshire.  

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


Marlow School District Announces Principal/Teacher
John D. Perkins, Sr. Academy

2018 SAU 29 Notice of Public Hearings & School District Meeting Information

For information regarding public hearings and the filing period for school district offices in SAU 29 click here.

For information regarding School District Meetings and Posting Dates click here.

High School Start Time

During their February 14, 2017 regular meeting, the Keene School Board of Education passed a motion directing the administration to develop a research plan for shifting the start times of the Keene schools for the 2019-2020 year.

For more information click here.

School Calendar Committee Stakeholder Survey Results

The SAU 29 School Calendar Committee conducted a stakeholder survey at the end of September seeking input regarding the creation of the 2018-2019 school calendar. Thank you to all who took the time to share your insights with the committee.

To view the survey results click here.

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