WHITEFIELD — The White Mountains Regional School Board on Nov. 16 tabled a measure to ban campaign events on school grounds. The proposed amendment to the “use of school facilities” policy would have barred “political rallies and related events” at Lancaster and Whitefield Elementary and White Mountains Regional High School. School board member Tara Giles of Whitefield, a member of the facilities committee that recommended the policy change, explained it was important for the school district to remain non-partisan and apolitical. However, board member Herb Randall of Lancaster was skeptical of the proposed revision. Randall suggested it was contrary to the nature of New Hampshire politics, where schools frequently play host to Presidential candidates. “One of the really cool things about this state is the [First In The Nation presidential] primary. That you can go around the corner and you bump into these people who are running for president, that’s a really unique thing about New Hampshire,” Randall said. The board ultimately tabled the matter for lack of support after lengthy conversation.
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