Spread the Word to Budget Committees!

Announcing an exciting opportunity for new and returning elected officials in New Hampshire school districts:

School Budgets: Getting Ahead of the Curve”

A school budgeting workshop April 22 hosted by the School District Governance Association of New Hampshire

Featured Guest Speaker: Peter Bragdon

Past President of the New Hampshire State Senate, past Executive Director of NH HealthTrust.

Across the state, Budget Committees and School Boards are reorganizing with their newly-elected members to begin work on the next year’s round of school budgets.

This workshop is designed to inform and excite new and returning elected officials who are eager to find information and strategies to enhance the influence of the elected bodies in the budget development process.

Attendees will benefit from the presentation of our featured guest Mr. Peter Bragdon, whose background in state government, in the HealthTrust, and on his local school board span many of the cost, finance and planning issues which all school districts are confronting.

The intense, interactive workshops will uncover information resources which are not routinely provided to elected officials, particularly with regard to staffing, which typically drives over 70% of school district costs. Participants will explore how a structured planning process can move the initiative for budget decisions to the elected bodies where it legally belongs.

This event is designed to benefit elected school district officials, but the public is also welcome by advance registration. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Event Details:

  • Saturday, April 22
  • 8:30AM to 12:30PM
  • Nackey Loeb School of Communications
  • 749 East Industrial Park Dr.
  • Manchester, NH
  • Advance registration is required
  • Registration fee: $10 SDGA members, $15 guests
  • Registration contact: SDGAofNH@gmail.com or 603-513-1647


  • 8:30 AM: Check in and continental breakfast (30 min)
  • 9:00 AM: Introduction
  • 9:15 AM: Peter Bragdon: Featured Presentation “School Budgets: Looking at the Big Picture” followed by Q&A
  • 9:45 AM: Break
  • 10:00 AM: Workshop A: Hard Data – what to demand and when
  • 11:00 AM: Break
  • 11:15 AM: Workshop B: Managing Key Planning Inputs
  • 12:15 PM: Wrap-up and Networking
  • 12:30 PM: Close

The School District Governance Association of New Hampshire (SDGA NH) is an association of current and past school district elected officials dedicated to mutual support and information sharing with the mission of empowering elected school district officials to effectively assert their lawful authority and be responsive to their electorate.

For information or to register, contact: Arthur Green, Event Chair

SDGAofNH@gmail.com or 603-513-1647

To register, please provide email and phone contact information, your town and/or school district, and whether you have served or are serving on school board or budget committee.  Members of the general public are also welcome though seating is limited.

Visit our web site:  SDGANH.org


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