Regional District 8 Board of Education
Marlborough is one part of a regional middle and high school system serving students from Andover, Hebron and Marlborough. The RHAM Board of Education (Region 8)is responsible for overseeing and making decisions related to the shared public education system at RHAM at the facility located in Hebron. The shared system is proportionally represented by the number of students coming from each town, and the proportionate cost is referred to as the levy. Some of the common roles and responsibilities of this Region 8 BOE includes:
Policy Making: The board establishes policies and guidelines for the district, ensuring that they align with state and federal laws while also addressing the specific needs of the community.
Budget Development and Oversight: The board is responsible for developing and approving the district's budget. They work closely with school administrators to allocate funds appropriately, considering factors such as staff salaries, educational resources, facility maintenance, and transportation.
Superintendent Selection and Evaluation: The board typically hires and evaluates the superintendent, who serves as the chief executive of the school district. They collaborate with the superintendent to set goals, monitor progress, and make important decisions regarding curriculum, staffing, and student achievement.
Curriculum and Standards: The board collaborates with administrators and educators to establish and update the curriculum framework, ensuring that it meets the state standards and prepares students for success. They may also approve new courses or programs based on the needs and interests of the students and the community.
Community Engagement: Board of Education members act as liaisons between the district and the community, representing the interests of the residents and families. They hold public meetings, listen to concerns, and communicate important information about the district's activities and decisions.
Student Welfare and Performance: The board monitors and supports student performance and progress, striving to improve educational outcomes. They may set goals for student achievement, review standardized test scores, and ensure that appropriate support systems are in place for students with special needs.For precise and up-to-date information about the roles and functions of the Region 8 (RHAM) Board of Education, I recommend visiting the official website of the Marlborough school district (at Link) or contacting the local administrative office directly.
Pamela Farrington (D) 2025
Carey Fraulino (R) 2025
Mary Cochefski (U) 2023
Susan M. Stolfi (R) 2023