Tag: Parental Notification

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 21, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of March 21, 2016. This is the final week for “cross over”, when the House and Senate finalize remaining bills that originated in their chambers. Surviving bills are traded to the other body. There are several important bills this week, identified with asterisk marks. Several critical Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of March 7, 2016

The following was the legislative schedule for the week of March 7, 2016. It was one of the major “cross over” weeks, when the House and Senate finalized many bills that originated in their chambers. Any surviving bills are reassigned to the other chamber. There were several important bills this week; they are identified with Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 29, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 29, 2016. The legislative session is beginning “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade bills. A handful have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. The public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 15, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 15, 2016. The public has until the executive sessions to make an impact on the committees’ recommendations, which is very influential when the entire body votes. Several bills are scheduled for executive sessions this week. Contact information for the House and Senate Education Committees Read More

Non-Academic Surveys and Parents’ Rights

SB 320 had a public hearing on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 . This bill would require parental opt-in for their student’s participation in non-academic surveys and questionnaires. It is similar to HB 206 that was signed into law in 2015, but goes an additional step to include active parental consent. The bill may have an Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of February 1, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 1, 2016. Some bills are starting to work their way through the committee to the entire House for a vote. They are clearly marked and we encourage the public to contact all of their representatives. However, most of the bills are scheduled for public Read More

Vetoes Upheld on Two Parents’ Rights Bills

Earlier this week the NH House of Representatives failed to overturn vetoes of two important parents’ rights bills, HB 332 and HB 603. House Bill 332 was a bill that sought to address a gap in RSA 186:11 IX-c  by requiring parents be given  two weeks advanced notice and access to classroom materials for subjects Read More

Demand Parents’ Rights — Overturn Hassan’s Veto on HB 603

We have a chance to overturn Governor Maggie Hassan’s veto of HB 603 when the NH House of Representatives returns on September 16th. This was a bill that would explicitly give parents the right to refuse their child’s participation in statewide assessments. Please sign our petition to send an email to all senators and representatives, Read More

Starting the Year Right

The beginning of the school year is an opportune time to establish a clear directive with your child’s school regarding all the various assessments administered throughout the year. Traditionally standardized testing begins in October, so if it is your intention to refuse your child’s participation in these assessments, submit your wishes in writing promptly. Some Read More

Part 2 — 2015 Legislative Losses

This is part two of three that dissects our 2015 legislative efforts.  All in all, we had a very successful year, even with some losses. Although several good bills were killed, only one poor bill got through. Below is a list of the most notable losses.   Losses — Bad Bills that Passed SB 195, Read More

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