Important Dates

Gilford High School Graduation 
Friday, June 9th at 5:00 p.m.
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Gilford/Gilmanton Joint School Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Gilmanton Central School

Public Hearing to accept the following: 

$5,000 donation to Gilford Food Service from the Jensen Benevolence Fund
$13,847 Learning into Literacy Resource Grant
June 13, 2023
Immediately following the Joint School Board Meeting

Gilford School Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 13th - immediately following the Joint School Board Meeting
Gilmanton Central School

Last Day of School for Learners
June 16, 2023 (1/2 day)

Fingerprint Clinic
SAU Office
July 13, 2023 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Superintendent's Message

Student Resource Officers in Gilford Schools
Starting on Monday, April 10, 2023 we will have two Student Resource Officers (SRO's) assigned to the Gilford schools.  

Officer Arsenault will continue to be present on the three campuses and Officer Raxter is returning to assume her responsibilities as an SRO in the Gilford schools.  It is my understanding that the two SRO's will be in place through the end of the school year and hopefully for the 2023-2024 school year.

I feel the Gilford School District is very fortunate to have such a collaborative relationship with the Gilford Police Department and this news is really positive for the continued safety of all learners and staff.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out.

Kirk Beitler
Superintendent of Schools

New Hampshire Department of Education survey
The New Hampshire Department of Education values your feedback and wants to hear from you! The 603 Bright Futures Survey is an opportunity to hear from families and communities. The survey will gather feedback around learning models, school climate, family and community enggement, as well as other topics in order to understand the sucesses and challenges of the recent school year and plan for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.  Please find the survey links below:

The survey should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete.  The survey will be open until April 28, 2023.  It is important that we hear from everyone as we strive to continuously improve.  I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

Kirk Beitler
Superintendent of Schools


Gilford School District


Gilford School Board Vacancy

Application filing period will be open until June 9, 2023

Interested Gilford citizens may send a letter of intent to the Gilford School Board, c/o Kirk Beitler, Superintendent of Schools, 2 Belknap Mountain Road, Gilford, NH  03249.

The Board appointed member shall serve until the next district election in March 2024 when the voters shall elect a school board member for a 3-year term. 

American Rescue Plan act 

Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief III


The Gilford School District has received $1,246,509.89 as our allocation for the ARP ESSER III grant.  These grant funds are available to the local school district until September 30, 2024.  Twenty percent of the ARP ESSER III funds must be set aside to address learning loss.  For the Gilford School District we must set aside $249,302.00 to address learning loss.

The remaining funds are intended to assist school districts in response to COVID-19.  Some of those items may include instructional technology, protective equipment, cleaning supplies, air exchange or ventilation systems, social and emotional learning, staffing and supporting academic growth.  
We are currently in the process of developing priorities for the ARP ESSER III grant. If you are interested in providing input or suggestions regarding the use of ARP ESSER III funds, please submit information to
[email protected].  Thank you for your help.


Gilford School District ESSER Plan

2023 ESSER Plan

Substitutes Needed

The Gilford School District is seeing qualified substitutes for teaching, paraeducators, custodial and food service.  

Applications can be found at, calling 603-527-9215 or stop by the District office at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.  

Fingerprinting for Volunteers and Chaperones

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The Gilford School District welcomes volunteers in our schools.

A fingerprint background check is required in all Gilford schools for individuals, volunteers and chaperones engaged in the following activities:

  • classroom volunteers

  • chaperones on field trips

  • assisting at school activities such as dances, plays and concerts

  • volunteer coach

Once a thorough background investigation and criminal records check is complete with no disqualifying records and the volunteer has completed orientation, the volunteer will be issued an identification badge to be worn every time the volunteer works in the school.  

Fingerprint clinics are scheduled at the SAU office located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.  A photo ID is required for identification.  

The process takes approximately 30 minutes. A photo will be taken for the ID badge.


Anyone who volunteers in the Gilford School District must complete an annual Volunteer Affidavit and Confidentiality Agreement.  

Volunteers who have already been issued an ID badge and would like a new badge for the 2022-2023 school year need to complete the Volunteer Affidavit and Confidentiality Agreement and submit to the SAU office. Every four years volunteers will need to go through the background investigation and criminal records check at the SAU office.

Volunteer Affidavit

Confidentiality Agreement

The form can be printed, completed and submitted to the SAU.  Forms can be emailed to [email protected] 

Gilford School District policies JFABD (Admission of Homeless Students), ACAC (Title IX Sexual Harassment) and JICK (Bullying and Cyberbullying) must be reviewed annually by all volunteers.  Click here to review the policies.

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