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     School Administrative Unit No. 55 provides central office administrative and business services to two separate and distinct New Hampshire public school districts: the Hampstead School District and the Timberlane Regional School District. The SAU central office is located at 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow, New Hampshire and houses top SAU55 administrators as well as serves as the home base for Timberlane special education, curriculum, instruction and assessment and technology departments.

     SAU 55 administrators are comprised of the Superintendent of Schools, the Assistant Superintendent, the Business Administrator, the Human Resource Director, the Business Operations Coordinator and the Transportation Coordinator. Administrative and business services consist of the implementation and management over all aspects of educational and finance operations including payroll, personnel, accounts payable, food service, transportation, budgeting, capital improvement, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. These services are provided to both Hampstead and Timberlane Regional school districts in support of students in grades preschool through grade twelve.

     The Hampstead School District serves the Town of Hampstead with a student population of (as of 10/1/18)  1, 330 students with about 98 professional staff members and 84 support staff members. Students in grades preschool to four are housed at the Hampstead Central School and students in grades five through eight at the Hampstead Middle School. Hampstead high school students attend Pinkerton Academy located in Derry, New Hampshire.

     The Timberlane Regional School District serves the communities of Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow and Sandown with a population of (as of 10/1/18) 3, 472 students, and approximately 409 professional staff members and 265 support staff members. Each of the towns supports a local elementary school and sends their middle and high school students to the regional middle and high schools located in Plaistow. The district also offers a central preschool – Timberlane Learning Center – located in Sandown as well as individual preschool programs at the elementary schools. Timberlane also boasts the Timberlane Performing Arts Center located in Plaistow; a state of the art music and drama facility. Collectively, both districts maintain approximately 450 per diem staff members (on call substitutes).

     Central Office contact information: SAU 55, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow, NH 03865 – Phone: 603-382-6119 – Fax: 603-382-3334 – Email: Email.

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