SAU39 - Amherst, NH

Joint Facilities Advisory Committee

The Present & Future of Amherst’s Schools

Shannon Gascoyne, Community Member​ –

Vice Chair

Victoria Parisi, Amherst School Board Member – 

Steve Berube, Community Member

John Bowkett, Community Member

Brian Coogan, Community Member​

John D’Angelo, BOS

Lisa Eastland, Community Member ​

Amy Facey, Business Administrator 

Tom Gauthier, ASB​

Christine Grayson, Community Member​

Pim Grondstra, SCSB Mont Vernon Rep.​

​Stephanie Grund, SCSB Amherst Rep.​

​Jeanne Ludt, Community Member​

Roger Preston,  Community Member, SAU 39 Director of Facilities​

Adam Steel, Community Member, SAU 39 Superintendent

Laura Taylor, SCSB Member 


The SAU 39 Joint Facilities Advisory Committee was appointed and tasked by the SAU 39 school board with conducting an analysis of the state of public education facilities in Amherst.  The committee worked to provide recommendations to the governing bodies (SCSB, ASB) regarding the interim and long-term facilities needs of the public-school facilities in Amherst, taking into account educational outcomes and how to best level the cost impact to residents in an efficient manner.

The Committee engaged with the architectural firm of Lavallee Brensinger to conduct an architecural and engineering analysis of the buildings in the Amherst School District.  The findings and recommendations of the committee are found on this website.