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The mission of the Keene School District is to provide students with the tools to become productive and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world.

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The vision of SAU29 is to meet and sustain a high and measurable standard of achievement and personal development for all students. SAU29 realizes that to achieve this vision there are a few priorities we need to cohesively and coherently work on together this year, and for the next five years. These priorities are mapped out in our Strategic Plan, which can be download by the link provided above.

The development of this plan reflects the efforts of teachers, parents, community members, school board members, principals, and administrators. SAU29 is excited at how well this plan prepares our schools to serve every child and prepare our students for life after high school graduation. SAU29 does realize that we are incorporating national trends into our plan. However, our SAU is doing so at our own speed, in our own way, so that we keep ownership of the process, because we know our students best.

Every school and staff member will be a part of this plan. SAU29 is excited to harness all our combined energy and efforts to help our students.


Keene School District

The Keene School District (KSD) is the largest of the SAU 29 districts with a student enrollment of 3,503. Keene, the county seat of Cheshire County, has a population of 23,409.

There are five public elementary schools in Keene -  Jonathan M. Daniels School, Benjamin Franklin School, John H. Fuller School, Symonds School and Wheelock School; one middle school, Keene Middle School; one high school, Keene High School; and the Cheshire Career Center, a career technical education center.

The district employs approximately 720 people and has a budget of $61.8 million for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

The district is overseen by a voter-elected, nine-member Keene Board of Education, which sets policy, prepares the annual budget, and establishes district goals.

Click Here to Download the Abridged SAU 29 Strategic Plan for 2013-14


Disclaimer: This Strategic Plan is considered a draft to allow for flexible change and the ability to find more and more depth in the goals, as Keene School District continues to collaborate with Principals, Staff, and Community Members.


The 2014-2015 version of the Strategic Plan will be posted by the end of December. 


Keene School Board of Education Goals for the 2014-2015 School Year

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