Professional Development

Curriculum Advisory Committee

The Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC) is a standing committee of the school district, conducting regular meetings and engaging in tasks that promote the academic goals and objectives of School Administrative Unit 23. The purpose of the CAC is to function effectively in a role of program management within the School Administrative Unit 23 and to assume a leadership role in a variety of efforts directed toward the improvement of teaching and learning in the district.

The CAC meets six times during the school year at the School Administrative Unit 23 Central Office (2975 Dartmouth College Highway) starting in September. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Melanson, Superintendent, at (603) 787-2113 or lmelanson at sau23.org.

Annual Training

There are many local, state, and federal statutes and policies which govern the operations of SAUs and school districts. The following topics are key training items.

The deadline to complete all required parts of this training is September 3rd (or within 30 days of hire).

If you have any questions, please speak with your building principal.

Thank you for the work you do to provide a wonderful educational experience to all children and for all you do to keep our children safe.

Training Modules

  1. Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

  2. Bully Prevention, Intervention, and Hazing

  3. Civil Rights and Section 504

  4. Confidentiality, Student Records, and Mandated Reporting

  5. Ethics: NH Conflict of Interest Law

  6. Physical Restraint

  7. EPI Pens and Bloodborne Pathogens

  8. Title IX

  9. Handbook

  10. Suicide Prevention

  11. McKinney-Vento Act for Homeless Students

Click here to access the Annual Training site.

SAU 23 Title IX Admin Training

Working in collaboration with Drummond Woodsum, we held a comprehensive three-part Title IX training for personnel employed by School Administrative Units 23. The training covered the essential information that Title IX Coordinators, Human Rights Officers and other school personnel need to know in order to confidently implement the new Title IX regulations and other nondiscrimination laws, and to conduct effective investigations. Major changes to the Title IX regulations went into effect on August 14, 2020 and drastically alter school district obligations in addressing incidents of sexual harassment. The new rules require that Title IX Coordinators and school administrators involved in investigating, deciding, or resolving sexual harassment complaints receive specific training on the rules and relevant topics. This training satisfies the new rules.


Module 1 | Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In-Depth Title IX Training

This module covers:

  • Brief orientation on where we have come from and where we are now with Title IX

  • Detailed review of the new Title IX Regulations and the responsibilities of Title IX Coordinators

  • Conduct covered under Title IX v. conduct not covered under Title IX, and how schools should handle each

  • Overview and implementation of necessary policies and procedures

  • How to assess sexual harassment and other complaints, and utilize the correct policies and procedures

  • Dealing with issues of impartiality, conflicts, and bias

  • Basics of investigations

  • Practical discussion, real-life examples, and participant questions


Module 2 | Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Investigator Training

This module will provide:

  • Overview of state and federal nondiscrimination laws and regulations

  • A detailed discussion of all aspects of investigations, from receiving the complaint to writing investigation reports.

  • There will be particular emphasis on the new requirements for investigations under the new Title IX regulations.

Module 3 | Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM

Relevance Assessments Required Under Title IX: Questions and Evidence

The new Title IX regulations have complicated new requirements about the “relevance” of evidence to consider, and also permit the parties in a Title IX case to pose written questions to each other.

This module will cover:

  • An overview of the new requirements concerning “relevance” and questions posed by the parties

  • Practical information about how to implement these new requirements.

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