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Senate passes SB 193, creating education savings accounts for students

The Senate passed SB 193 on Thursday in a 14-9 vote.  (more…)

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 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 HB 525, removing the reduction to stabilization grants, on January 24 at 11:15 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 525 on Tuesday, January 24 at 11:15 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill removes the 4% annual reduction in stabilization grants that began this year.

Hearing on HB 356, increasing adequacy funding, on January 24 at 10:30 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 356 on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:30 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill increases the base adequacy funding from $3,561.27 to $3,591.27 per student.

Hearing on HB 354, awarding additional adequacy to certain towns, on January 24 at 10 a.m.

The House Education Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 354 on Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. in LOB 207. The bill awards an additional $9 million in adequacy to certain towns for the 2015-2016 school year.

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.

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…)

LSR 725 relates to stabilization grants

Title: “Relative to stabilization grants for education”

Sponsor: Werner Horn (Merr-02)

LSR 665 establishes education savings accounts for children with disabilities

Title: “Establishing education savings accounts for children with disabilities”

Sponsor: Glenn Cordelli

LSR 738 rewrites the calculation for an adequate education

Title: “Relative to calculating the cost of an opportunity for an adequate education.”

Sponsor: Richard Ames (Cheshire-09)

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…)

WITHDRAWN: LSR 337 defines an adequate education

Title: “Relative to the definition and cost of an adequate education”

Sponsor: Gregory Hill (Merr-03)

CACR 7 gives the legislature full control over education funding, standards, and accountability

Constitutional amendment CACR 7 gives the General Court full authority over public education, including the full discretion to define education standards, testing measures, and the amount of education funding each school receives.  (more…)

LSR 315 relates to chartered public school funding

Title: “Relative to chartered public school funding”

Sponsor: Rick Ladd (Graf-04)