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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 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.

Executive Session on HB 147,requiring charters to comply with public school laws, on January 18 at 2:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 147 at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 in LOB 207. The bill requires chartered public schools comply with all state laws and rules that apply to public schools.

Executive Session on HB 113, allowing the denial of charter school applications based on funding, on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 p.m.

The House Education Committee will hold an Executive Session on HB 113 on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:30 p.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.

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 341 repeals property tax exemptions for charter schools

HB 341 repeals the property tax exemption for charter schools.  (more…)

HB 113 allows the denial of charter school application based on availability of state funding

HB 113 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.  (more…)

HB 505 establishes an independent commission to authorize charter schools

HB 505 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…)

LSR 413 relates to charter school eligibility

Title: “Relative to eligibility for a chartered public school charter”

Sponsor: Mel Myler (Merr-10)

HB 419 requires districts to repay property taxes from lease payments to charter schools

HB 419 would require a district to repay property taxes that were paid as part of a charter school’s lease payment. In the cases that a charter school leases space from a non-exempt property owner, the district would have to refund that portion of the lease payment annually. (more…)

LSR 315 relates to chartered public school funding

Title: “Relative to chartered public school funding”

Sponsor: Rick Ladd (Graf-04)

HB 148 requires charter school teachers to be credentialed

HB 148 requires teachers at chartered public schools to hold a valid New Hampshire teaching credential. (more…)

HB 293 sets requirements for charter school application mission statements

HB 293 requires charter school applicants to submit clear mission statements with their applications. Mission statements must include details of the specific purpose and goals of the school and must address a current, unmet need in the school district. (more…)

HB 147 requires charter schools to comply with laws governing public schools

HB 147 requires chartered public schools to comply with all state laws and rules that apply to public schools.  (more…)

LSR 47 relates to chartered public school boards of trustees

Title: “Relative to chartered public school boards of trustees”

Sponsor: Timothy Horrigan (Straf-06)