School Board Filing

posted Jan 12, 2018, 6:49 AM by Jenn Meskell

There are two (3-year term) School Board positions available this year. Candidates must be Pelham residents and registered voters. Candidates may file their intent as early as January 24th, and the deadline is February 2nd at 5pm.  Please see below for the dates, times and location specifics.
  • January 24th from 12-1PM at the SAU Office (59A Marsh Road, Pelham, NH);
  • January 26th from 9-10AM at the SAU Office
  • January 26th from 6-8PM at Pelham Elementary School (61 Marsh Road, Pelham, NH);
  • January 30th from 4-5PM at the SAU Office;
  • January 31st from 9-10AM at the SAU Office; and
  • February 2nd from 4-5PM at the SAU Office.

If you are unable to make it for any of these time frames, please contact the School Board Clerk, Danielle Pilato at dpilato@pelhamsd.org in order to make further arrangements.

The Declaration of Candidacy, which will need to be filled out by anyone interested in filing, is attached below for your convenience.  These will also be available for you at each of the sign up sessions. 


Bullying Awareness Event

posted Dec 29, 2017, 7:51 AM by Jenn Meskell   [ updated Dec 29, 2017, 7:52 AM ]

Please join us on January 18th from 6-8PM at the Pelham High School Media Center as School Resource Officer, Brian Kelly presents a night of bullying awareness.  Some of the topics that will be covered include:

· What parents should do if their child says they are being bullied

· The difference between bullying and conflict

· Tools for children to avoid and report bullying

· Cyberbullying — Is this a school problem?

· How to keep Children safe on the Internet

New Superintendent Appointed

posted Nov 27, 2017, 10:34 AM by Jenn Meskell   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

December 18, 2017

Dear Pelham Community,

The Pelham School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of William Furbush as its new Superintendent of Schools beginning July 1, 2018.

Mr. Furbush comes to us from SAU 16 in Exeter NH where he currently serves as an Assistant Superintendent. Unlike the Pelham School District, a one town, one board district, SAU 16 administers 7 districts and Mr. Furbush performed Superintendent-level duties in two of them, Brentwood and Newfields. Prior to that he has been a Principal, Assistant Principal, and classroom teacher in middle school. Mr. Furbush is also a veteran, having served as a non- commissioned officer in Iraq from 2003 to 2005.

As you may be aware, we started the rigorous search process in September with the selection of a search committee comprised of varied stakeholders for the district and community, 1st round interviews by this committee, followed by 2nd round interviews by the Board, on-site visits to the finalists’ current places of work, a full-day visit to our district where attendees could share their impressions, and finally, a vote by the School Board. The high quality of all the finalists made this a difficult decision taken after hours of discussion. The Board’s sincerest appreciation goes out to all who helped make this appointment come to fruition.

We are very fortunate to make this appointment this early in the school year and look forward to welcoming Mr. Furbush to the Pelham School District in July. In the meantime, the district will continue under the watchful leadership of Interim Superintendent Dr. Cox and as we get closer to July we anticipate she will bring him up to speed about current initiatives and other priorities. In the summer months, the Board will meet with him to set goals and objectives.

Again, we are very excited to be able to make this announcement and we feel confident that, under his leadership, the Pelham School District will come ever closer to achieving its mission of “inspiring success one mind at a time.”

With sincerest regards
Thomas Gellar
Chair, Pelham School Board

Math and Web Site Review

posted Oct 13, 2017, 3:33 PM by Holly Doe

The Pelham School Board has set several priority activities for this interim superintendent year. One is a full review of the mathematics program in SAU 28. The second is a review of the websites serving the district to specifically search for ways to create a more exhaustive online resource for the Pelham community. If you are interested in reading more about these committees, please click here.

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