GILFORD — Five residents with children in Gilford schools are competing for two open seats on the school board – all hoping to continue pre-COVID quality in schools they are proud of, with most seeking to make small, important changes in the wake of the pandemic.

Combating learning loss and community polarization, increasing parent involvement and improving communication about meetings and issues are common themes. Candidates share an interest in preserving and enhancing learning and student outcomes, and some are teachers or coaches.

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