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Policies » Section B: School Board Governance & Operations » BBBB: Board Member Oath Of Office

Policy Date: 10/12/1999

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Newly elected members of the Auburn School Board shall be required to take an oath of office as
described in RSA 42:1 which states, as follows:

RSA 42:1 Oath Required. Every town officer shall make and subscribe the
oath or declaration as prescribed by part 2, article 84 of the Constitution of New
Hampshire and any such person who violates said oath after taking the same
shall be forthwith dismissed from the office involved.

In accordance with part 2, Article 84 of the New Hampshire Constitution, said oath will be as

Article 84. Oath of Civil Officers. Any person chosen governor, councilor, senator, or
representative, military or civil officer, (town officers excepted) accepting the trust, shall, before
he proceeds to execute the duties of his office, make and subscribe the following declaration,

I, A. B. do solemnly swear, that I will bear faith and true allegiance to the United States of
America and the State of New Hampshire, and will support the constitutions thereof. So help me

I, A. B. do solemnly and sincerely swear and affirm that I will faithfully and impartially discharge
and perform all the duties incumbent on me as ……………………………… , according to the best
of my abilities, agreeably to the rules and regulations of this constitution and laws of the state of
New Hampshire. So help me God.

Any person having taken and subscribed the oath of allegiance, and the same being filed in the
secretary’s office, he shall not be obliged to take said oath again.

Provided always, when any person chosen or appointed as aforesaid, shall be of the
denomination called Quakers, or shall be scrupulous of swearing, and shall decline taking the said
oaths, such person shall take and subscribe them, omitting the word “swear,” and likewise the
words “So help me God,” subjoining instead thereof, “This I do under the pains and penalties of

Statutory References:
RSA 42:1 Article 84, NH Constitution

Adopted: October 12, 1999