Category: Local Control

2017 Highlights

2017 was very successful and lays the groundwork for more progress next year! We set an ambitious agenda and advanced on nearly every effort. Once again the game-changer was grassroots involvement and support. Engaged parents and citizens play a major role in advancing educational options for our children and future generations in the Granite State. Read More

Governor Signs Town Tuitioning

This afternoon we celebrated a major school choice win as Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 8, the town tuitioning bill, into law. SB 8 clarifies statute regarding local school boards’ authority to contract with public and private schools for those grades Kindergarten through 12th that are not available in-district. The tiny town of Croydon provides Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 29, 2017

The NH House of Representatives has three school choice bills on the agenda — SB 8, one of this year’s town tuitioning (aka Croydon) bills and two others of more modest impact. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at the end. Weekly Schedule THURSDAY, JUNE Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 1, 2017

These are the final days for House committees to vote on any bills with fiscal notes as they have to go to a second committee. There are a few critical school choice bills remaining. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at the end. Overview Public Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 10, 2017

The House and Senate must finalize their bills in the next few weeks and then negotiate any differences as we head into May. Not much more left! As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at the end. Overview Public hearings are the best chance to communicate Read More

Parents Disrespected by BOE

The state Board of Education held their most recent meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The agenda always allows public comment and states Board members will only ask clarifying questions but will not provide feedback. This day several parents signed up to speak. Nonetheless Chairman Tom Raffio was repeatedly rude, condescending, and disrespectful towards parents. Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 27, 2017

We are roughly half-way through the legislative session with many bills already in “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills. As always, the detailed schedule with our analysis and recommendations is below with legislators’ contact information at the end. Overview Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with committee members and Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 20, 2017

This is week ten of the legislative session and “cross over” is well underway with several bills moving on to the other chamber. It’s a light week, but important bills are scheduled. Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with committee members and share your opinion. The Legislative Office Building (LOB) is located immediately Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 6, 2017

This is week eight of the legislative session and “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills, is underway. We now have some House Bills with public hearings in the Senate, so continue to follow the bills as they work through the other chamber. Public hearings are the best chance to communicate with Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 20, 2017

This is week seven of the legislative session and committees are finalizing “early bills” that need to go to another committee. Usually these have fiscal notes and move on to Finance or Ways and Means. This also means we are rapidly approaching “cross over” when the House and Senate trade surviving bills. Public hearings are Read More

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