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TED LLOYD

Cooperative School Board Candidate
East Kingston

Who can vote for Ted? 

Voters in all six towns: Brentwood, East Kingston, Exeter, Kensington, Newfields and Stratham who want a fresh perspective, new voice and a pathway to change.

ted@onepinewoods.us

 

TED LLOYD

Tell us about yourself.

I’m originally from Minnesota — I was born and raised in the St Paul area. I  have a BA and MBA from the University of St Thomas in Saint Paul. My career has been in materials management, supply chain management and procurement. 

I moved to New England in 1989 with the Gillette Company, after working in their St Paul Manufacturing Center for 10 years. I held positions in Andover, MA., South Boston and as a member of the senior  management team in the Prudential Center headquarters in Boston. 

I met my wife Gisela, here in 1996, and we were married one year later, 25 years ago. We have a blended family, two children each and 14 grandchildren. I retired from Gillette at the end of 2001, and after moving from Amesbury, MA, to East Kingston, NH, I have been active in local town offices.

Why are you running for school board?

I have been concerned for many years about the rising taxpayer costs of  education in SAU16. The latest information about the decline in the quality of the education convinced me I had to get involved. I feel the Exeter School system is failing in its  responsibility to provide quality academic education to our children at a reasonable cost to our taxpayers. When the East Kingston member of the Cooperative Board moved out of town, I volunteered for an appointment to fill the position until the next election. Having been on the Board now for six months, I have an insight into the issues and problems in the SAU and feel that with the right board composition, we can make necessary changes and begin to correct the situation. My appointment expires with the March elections, and I'm running to be able to finish out the final year of the vacancy, before hopefully running for a full three-year term in 2023.

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the board, what do you see are the main issues at our SAU?

The Co-Op School Board needs to take strong action to address declining academic performance by directing the administration to achieve a better balance between academic programs and social justice programs in the Exeter High and the Cooperative Middle School curricula.

The Board needs to strengthen policies and procedures in support of these changes, and to implement meaningful measurements to monitor progress. The Board needs to restore compliance with NH laws and Education Department rules, and to restore the role of parental authority over their children's education. The Board needs to implement a long range planning process for the development of educational goals and objectives. The committee structure of the Board needs to be revamped to support this planning process.


It is the job of the board to represent the parents and taxpayers while overseeing and supervising the administration. Many on the board are complicit in the lack  of transparency of their processes and procedures, and the lack of  accountability for the poor results provided our children and taxpayers. 

Why should voters elect you?

During my 6 months appointment to the Cooperative School Board, I have been looking at the practices of the Board with "fresh eyes." I firmly believe in the prime role that parents play in determining the educational needs of their children. I believe that the "New Hampshire Way" of limited government and low taxes will serve to guide me to the right solutions to our problems. My business background and public service experience provide me the qualifications necessary to develop and lead the board toward needed changes to Exeter School System.


How can voters learn more about you?

I'm not a fan of social media. Send me an email and let's talk! 

Ted@onepinewoods.us