To the Editor:
Goffstown School Board Chairman Keith Allard and SAU19 Superintendent Stacy Buckley, decided to bring their
own budget amount to Deliberative Session scheduled for February 1, 2010, stating that legal counsel had been
It seemed to this observer that the same old team mentality of follow the leader would certainly happen;
however, I was pleasantly surprised. One lone member of the Goffstown School Board, Lorry Cloutier, held
strong. She asked questions and looked up the state statutes provided by the School Board’s attorney and
found them to be invalid to the purpose proposed by Chairman Keith Allard and Superintendent Stacy Buckley.
Lorry Cloutier took the time to educate herself and become aware of other sources not being quoted by the
Chairman which would invalidate his claims.
Her tenacity and her ability to do as one of the Mission Statements of the Goffstown High School lays down as
a desired outcome for GHS students to “gather, interpret, and apply information using a variety of sources and
technology” guided her rather than the leadership and the majority.
Congratulations Lorry for having the strength to stand up against the majority, think critically and
independently and show the intelligence and initiative to analyze all the data, while your fellow board
members marched off a cliff behind their misdirected leadership.
When all was said and done....good won out over evil when Mr. Allard informed the Chairman of the Goffstown's
Budget Committee the next day that he was in error when he "...received incorrect legal advice and acted upon