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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).

Executive session on HB 226, requiring stricter reporting for non-proficient readers, on February 14 at 10:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an executive session on HB 226 on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.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.

Executive session on HB 210, establishing a code of ethics for teachers, on February 14 at 10:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will continue their executive session of HB 210 on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill establishes a code of ethics for teachers.

Hearing on HB 620, prohibiting SBOE from requiring districts comply with federal curriculum, on February 14 at 1o a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold  a public hearing on HB 620 on Tuesday, February 14 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits the State Board of Education (SBOE) from proposing rules that would require districts comply with federally mandated curriculum, instruction, or assessments that are not fully paid for by state or federal funds.

Continued hearing on HB 216, prohibiting expulsions of K-2 students, on Feburary 21 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will continue the public hearing of HB 216 on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill prohibits the expulsion of kindergartners, first graders, and second graders. It also sets limits on suspensions for students in those grades. It was recommitted to the committee after being sent to the full chamber.

Executive Session on HB 583, requiring the DOE to compute ADM once per year, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 583 on Tuesday, January 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill requires the Department of Education to compute average daily membership only once per year.

Executive Session on HB 525, removing the reduction to stabilization grants, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 525 on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill removes the 4% annual reduction in stabilization grants that began this year.

Executive Session on HB 356, increasing adequacy funding, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 356 on Tuesday, January 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases the base adequacy funding from $3,561.27 to $3,591.27 per student.

Executive Session on HB 354, awarding additional adequacy to certain towns, on February 7 at 1 p

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 354 on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill awards an additional $9 million in adequacy to certain towns affected by the adequacy cap for the 2015-2016 school year.

Executive Session on HB 597, providing additional education funding for poorer towns, on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 597 on Tuesday, February 7 at 1 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases differentiated aid amounts and provides additional funds based on the town’s percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch.

Hearing on SB 193, establishing education freedom savings accounts, on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 193 on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill would establish education freedom savings accounts for children ages 5-20.

Hearing on SB 192, restoring school building aid, on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 192 on Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill lifts the moratorium on school building aid in the 2019 biennium.

Hearing on SB 191, funding full-day kindergarten programs, on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 191 on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill would fully fund full-day kindergarten programs.

Hearing on SB 105, adding heat and hot water systems to qualifying emergency building projects, on Tuesday, February 7 at 9 a.m.

The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on SB 105 on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00 a.m. in LOB 103. The bill would add heat and hot water system replacement to the qualifying projects under New Hampshire’s emergency building aid program.

Hearing on HB 647, establishing education savings accounts for children with disabilities, on Tuesday, February 7 at 11 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 647 at 11:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would establish education freedom savings accounts for children with disabilities.

Hearing on HB 641, establishing a dual and concurrent enrollment program, on Tuesday, February 7 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 641 on Tuesday, Feburary 7 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill would create a dual and concurrent enrollment program, allowing high school students to earn college credit in certain high school classes. The bill targets STEM-related courses.

Hearing on HB 557, allowing a district to send students to a private school, on January 25 at 1 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 557 on Wednesday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill would allow districts to assign students to another school, including private schools, if the town does not have a public school. The bill also allows districts to approve contracts with other schools. Currently, the State Board of Education approves such contracts.

Hearing on HB 505, creating a commission to authorize charter schools, on January 25 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 505 on Wednesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill creates a commission that would be authorized to approve applications for new charter schools. The bill also expands the types of organizations that can open charter schools beyond just school districts.  (more…)

Hearing on HB 396, limiting the ability of the state to collect student data, on January 25 at 9:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 396 on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill limits the ability of the Department of Education to collect and analyze student data. It also gives students over 18 years of age and parents the right to restrict the sharing of assessment results with anyone outside of the student’s district.

SB 46 allows students to attend cocurricular activities in other districts

SB 46 requires a school district to allow a student to attend cocurricular activities in another district, provided the activities aren’t provided by his or her home district.  (more…)

Hearing on HB 494, limiting charter school applications to NH residents, on January 24 at 3 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 494 on Tuesday, January 24 at 3 p.m. in LOB 207. The bill specifies that only organizations that consist of New Hampshire residents may apply to establish a charter school.

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