A busy year is advancing at a quick pace for Merrimack School Board members, from left, Brandi Nunez; Naomi Schoenfeld; Cinda Guagliumi; Andy Schneider, vice chair; and Shannon Barnes, chair. Elsewhere was Chris Puzzo, student representative. The leaders seen here during a recent meeting with school district administrators in the Matthew Thornton Room of Town Hall were focused on preparing the 2019-2020 operating budget, receiving updates on curriculum work in the district, and managing and maintaining policies to meet district operating needs and comply with state and federal laws, said Barnes. Other projects include managing the district infrastructure with its six schools and administrative buildings and considerations of a turf field at Merrimack High School. Comments and questions from residents are always welcome, Barnes added. The twice-monthly meetings usually take place at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month. Agendas are posted several days in advance of the meetings and can be accessed online: sau26.org.