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Upcoming Hearings and other important legislative events

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All hearings and executive sessions here at the Legislative Office Building (LOB).

Hearing on HB 297, repealing the education tax credit program, on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:15 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 297 on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:15 p.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 271, requiring the DOE to collect and publish data on suspensions and expulsions, on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:45 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 271 on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:45 p.m. at LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 270, establishing a committee to study suspensions and expulsions, on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:15 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 270 on Tuesday, January 17 at 2:15 p.m. at LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 216, prohibiting expulsions for students until third grade, on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:15 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 216 on Tuesday, January 17 at 1:15 p.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 207, prohibiting the implementation of Common Core, on Tuesday, January 17 at 11:20 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 207 at 11:20 a.m. at LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 304, requiring school boards to adopt minimum alternative standards, on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:45 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 304 on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:45 a.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 166, authorizing local assessments, on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 166 on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 276, allowing parental opt-out from assessments, on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 276 on Tuesday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. (more…)

Hearing on HB 129, repealing the education tax credit, on January 12 at 2:15 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 129 at 2:15 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill repeals the education tax credit allowed against the business profits tax and the business enterprise tax.

Hearing on HB 155, funding full-day kindergarten, on January 12 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 155 on Thursday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases the amount of funding available for kindergarten students by altering the education funding formula. The bill removes the provision that kindergarten students are funded at half the rate of other students.

Hearing on HB 275, prohibiting the inclusion of assessment results in transcripts without consent, on January 11 at 2:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 275 on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits statewide assessment results from being included in student transcripts without parental consent.

Hearing on HB 210, establishing a code of ethics for teachers, on January 11 at 2 p.m. in LOB 207

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 210 on Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill establishes a code of ethics for teachers.

Hearing on HB 226, requiring stricter reporting for non-proficient readers, on January 11 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 226 at 1:00 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill  requires districts prove that they’ve implemented a reading improvement program to the Department of Education for third graders deemed not proficient in reading. They must report on the program annually and provide annual test scores for every student in the program.

Hearing on HB 233, requiring schools to submit emergency response plans to the DOE, on January 11 at 11:45 a.m. in LOB 207

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 233 on Wednesday, January 11 at 11:45 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill requires every public and nonpublic school to submit it’s emergency response plan to the Department of Education annually.

Hearing on HB 103, requiring school districts notify parents of certain course material, on January 11 at 11:00 in LOB 207

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 103 on Wednesday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill requires school districts or teachers to provide parents and guardians with advanced notice of content relating to sexuality or sexual education. It also requires teachers to make the curriculum available to parents or legal guardians when possible.

Hearing on HB 148, requiring the credentialing of charter school teachers, on January 11 at 10:20 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 148 on Wednesday, January 11 at 10:20 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill requires teachers at chartered public schools to hold a valid NH teaching credential.

Hearing on HB 147, requiring charter schools comply with laws governing public schools, on January 11 at 9:50 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 147 on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:50 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill requires chartered public schools comply with all state laws and rules that apply to public schools.

Hearing on HB 113, allowing the denial of charter school applications based on availability of funding, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 113 on Wednesday, January 11 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207.  The bill removes the provision that prohibits the State Board of Education from citing a lack of state funding as the reason for denial of a public charter school application.

HB 174 removes court jurisdiction over education statutes and funding

HB 174 eliminates New Hampshire Court jurisdiction over adequate education statutes and funding. The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that the state has a constitutional obligation to provide an adequate education to all New Hampshire students through several cases known as the Claremont decisions. This bill would retract those rulings and give the General Court the final say on public education funding.  (more…)

HB 270 establishes a committee to study suspensions and expulsions

HB 270  establishes a committee to study suspensions and expulsions of students in middle and high schools. The committee would study disciplinary actions against students as well as “laddered discipline” and positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) by New Hampshire schools.   (more…)

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