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On June 26, 2013, Curriculum Management Systems published its audit of the Manchester School District. The district spent $40,000 to commission the report, which criticized the size of the fifteen-member school board and its two-year terms as causes of instability in the district.<ref name=audit>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130630/NEWS0603/130639978 Ted Siefer, ''New Hampshire Union Leader,'' "School district audit report lands with a thud," June 29, 2013]</ref> The audit states that, "Declining student enrollment, funding reductions, board disharmony, aging school facilities, and disparities in student performance  
 
On June 26, 2013, Curriculum Management Systems published its audit of the Manchester School District. The district spent $40,000 to commission the report, which criticized the size of the fifteen-member school board and its two-year terms as causes of instability in the district.<ref name=audit>[http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130630/NEWS0603/130639978 Ted Siefer, ''New Hampshire Union Leader,'' "School district audit report lands with a thud," June 29, 2013]</ref> The audit states that, "Declining student enrollment, funding reductions, board disharmony, aging school facilities, and disparities in student performance  
have been long-standing issues facing the district."<ref name=audit1>[http://www.mansd.org/announcements/curriculumauditofthemanchesterschooldistrict ''Manchester School District,'' "Curriculum Audit of the Manchester School District," June 27, 2013]</ref> The auditors acknowledge that, "...the educational program a student experiences at one school may differ widely from the education a student receives at another school," and recommend that the school board create "written policies, plans, and procedures to provide a foundation for a consistent educational program" across the district.<ref name=audit1/> Board member [[Arthur J. Beaudry]] did not agree with all of the findings and recommendations in the audit, arguing that, "The board is reluctant to pursue big changes too much because that's seen as micromanaging. So they back up, or at least some board members do."<ref name=audit/> In a campaign video for Manchester TV, [[Robin M. Dunphy]] stated that, "From the recommendations of this report, we should create short, medium and long-term benchmarks for addressing these concerns."<ref name=BergTV/>
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have been long-standing issues facing the district."<ref name=audit1>[http://www.mansd.org/announcements/curriculumauditofthemanchesterschooldistrict ''Manchester School District,'' "Curriculum Audit of the Manchester School District," June 27, 2013]</ref> The auditors acknowledge that, "...the educational program a student experiences at one school may differ widely from the education a student receives at another school," and recommend that the school board create "written policies, plans, and procedures to provide a foundation for a consistent educational program" across the district.<ref name=audit1/> Board member [[Arthur J. Beaudry]] did not agree with all of the findings and recommendations in the audit, arguing that, "The board is reluctant to pursue big changes too much because that's seen as micromanaging. So they back up, or at least some board members do."<ref name=audit/> In a campaign video for Manchester TV, [[Robyn M. Dunphy]] stated that, "From the recommendations of this report, we should create short, medium and long-term benchmarks for addressing these concerns."<ref name=BergTV/>
  
 
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Revision as of 11:44, 27 August 2013

Dan Bergeron
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Board Member, Manchester Board of School Committee, Ward 6
Incumbent
Term ends
2013
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedMarch 19, 2013
Appointed byManchester City Council
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDaniel Webster College
Master'sDaniel Webster College
OtherNew Hampshire Technical Institute
Personal
ProfessionSoftware specialist
Websites
Office website
Dan Bergeron is the Ward 6 member of the Manchester School District. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2013 and is running for re-election in a primary election on September 17 and a general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Dan Bergeron resides in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife and two children, both of whom attend schools in Manchester School District.[1][2] He is the current Ward 6 member of the Board of School Committee, which he was first appointed to on March 19, 2013. Bergeron attended the New Hampshire Technical Institute before he earned a B.S. in Organizational Management and an M.S. in Applied Management, Business, both from Daniel Webster College.[2] In his professional career, Bergeron has worked as a small business owner, account manager, and software technician. He is currently employed as a software services specialist and as an adjunct professor at Daniel Webster College's School of Business and Management.[2] Bergeron also serves as the Ward 6 Selectman in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Vice Chairman of the Manchester Transit Authority Board of Commissioners and as an at-large executive board member of the Manchester Foundation for Education.[2][3]

Elections

2013

Dan Bergeron is running against challengers Robyn M. Dunphy and Bill Hughen to keep his Ward 6 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Funding

As of August 27, no 2013 campaign donations or expenditures for Dan Bergeron have been reported to the Manchester City Clerk.[5]

Endorsements

Dan Bergeron has not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of yet.

Campaign themes

In a campaign video for Manchester TV, Bergeron stated that, "The state of our education affects all of Manchester. ...I always strive to encourage a collaborative and productive environment where all parties can contribute. ...We have goals, so let's achieve them, and let's get things done."[6]

What's at stake?

Incumbents Kathy Staub, David Wihby, Sarah S. Ambrogi, Debra G. Langton, Chris Stewart, Ted Rokas, Dan Bergeron, Erika Connors, Arthur J. Beaudry and John B. Avard have filed for re-election.[4] Fellow incumbents Roy Shoults, Dave Gelinas, Jason Cooper and Roger Beauchamp did not file for re-election in Wards 4, 7, 11 and 12, respectively.

District audit

On June 26, 2013, Curriculum Management Systems published its audit of the Manchester School District. The district spent $40,000 to commission the report, which criticized the size of the fifteen-member school board and its two-year terms as causes of instability in the district.[8] The audit states that, "Declining student enrollment, funding reductions, board disharmony, aging school facilities, and disparities in student performance have been long-standing issues facing the district."[9] The auditors acknowledge that, "...the educational program a student experiences at one school may differ widely from the education a student receives at another school," and recommend that the school board create "written policies, plans, and procedures to provide a foundation for a consistent educational program" across the district.[9] Board member Arthur J. Beaudry did not agree with all of the findings and recommendations in the audit, arguing that, "The board is reluctant to pursue big changes too much because that's seen as micromanaging. So they back up, or at least some board members do."[8] In a campaign video for Manchester TV, Robyn M. Dunphy stated that, "From the recommendations of this report, we should create short, medium and long-term benchmarks for addressing these concerns."[6]

Common Core

On April 29, 2013, the school board voted to approve an $83,900 contract to train district elementary and middle school teachers in the Common Core standards for English and math.[10] Local education activist Deborah Olszta criticized the vote and Common Core, stating, "Every student in the country is going to be doing same thing at same time. China can do this sort of thing, but in America, this is supposed to be an open and free-thinking society."[10] Debra G. Langton and Arthur J. Beaudry voted against the contract, with Langton questioning the necessity of the contract in light of existing budgetary issues in the district.[10]

About the district

Location

Manchester School District is located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Manchester School District is located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The county seats of Hillsborough County are Manchester and Nashua. According to the 2010 US Census, Hillsborough County is home to 402,922 residents.[11]

Demographics

Hillsborough County outperformed the rest of New Hampshire in terms of its poverty rate, median rates of average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The poverty rate in Hillsborough County was 7.5% compared to 8.0% for the entire state. The median household income in Hillsborough County was $70,591 compared to $64,664 for the state of New Hampshire. The US Census also found that 34.6% of Hillsborough County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 33.1% in New Hampshire.[11]




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