The state board proposed at Convention on June 3, 2017, that the League undertake a study of education issues in NH. The membership in attendance approved the concept of the study. More details on the proposal to come. For now we are highlighting some of the education issues that members have brought to our attention on this page.
Inclusion here does not indicate a League position, as we have not yet begun the important study process.
Education Freedom Savings Accounts
SB 193-FN, establishing education freedom savings accounts for students, and related HB 647 relating specifically to students with disabilities, are wending their way thru the NH Legislature (spring 2017). Read one state representative's take on the implications of these two bills for state funding of private education.
Click here for pdf of Rep. Marjory Porter's view.
UPDATE: SB 193 passed the Senate, was retained by the House for further study. The House education committee will hold a work session on this bill on June 8, 2017, at 1:00 PM in LOB room 207.
HB647 was tabled by the House; unlikely to be revived this session.
HB 356 as Amended
An amended bill to study education funding and adequacy and also to study the structure of the NH Dept of Education has passed both bodies in NH Legislature. Those studies will begin this summer; we encourage League members to follow the work of the joint special committee. Reports will be posted here.
Proposed League Study of Education in NH
The League membership will further define and then vote on this study proposal at our state convention, June 3 in Hopkinton. The scope and timeline will be posted here once approved by the membership and board.
Reaching Higher NH presentation
View the YouTube video created by LWV Nashua unit. Dan Vallone, outreach director for Reaching Higher NH, spoke about the status of education in NH on May 16, 2017, at a public meeting in Nashua organized by League. Click here to view the video--it is a little over one hour in length.