Tag: Parental Notification

Guest on Radio Show, GrokTALK

On Saturday, July 25th, I was a guest on GrokTALK to discuss HB 603 and HB 332, two parents’ rights bills that Governor Hassan vetoed. Begin listening at 62:25. HB 603 is a bill that would explicitly give parents the right to refuse their child’s participation in statewide assessments. We will try to overturn the Read More

Parents’ Rights Vetoed by Governor Hassan

At the close of the 2015 legislative session, Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed two major parents’ rights bills; HB 603, a bill that would explicitly give parents the right to refuse their child’s participation in statewide assessments, and HB 332, a bill that would require school districts to give at least two weeks notice and advance Read More

Parents’ Rights Upheld for Non-Academic Surveys

Governor Hassan signed HB 206, a bill that will establish a study committee to look at the non-academic surveys or questionnaires administered by a public school to its students. The bill requires districts to adopt a policy that provides notification to parents of non-academic surveys prior to distribution. It also allows parents to opt their Read More

Senate Votes on Major Education Bills — May 14, 2015

We are down to the biggest, most important education bills of the year. This is when the legislators negotiate votes and favors. It is still possible to impact decisions by contacting Senators. Brief phone calls are most effective, but succinct emails work, too, especially if they are personal. Contact information is at the end of Read More

Education Bills for the Week of April 27, 2015

The legislative session is winding down as every bill has now had a public hearing. Several still need to be exec’d (voted on by the committees) and this is a critical phase. This is when the legislators negotiate votes and favors. It is still possible to impact the committee recommendations by contacting the Reps and Read More

Important Senate Votes on April 23, 2015

The following education bills will be voted on by the entire state senate on Thursday, April 23rd. The Senate Education Committee introduced amendments to three of the bills given an Ought to Pass (OTP) recommendation. Please contact your senator today. A brief phone call is most effective, but an email is helpful. Senators rarely hear Read More

Writing Parent’s Rights into Statute

HB 603 as amended by the House is a very important bill to NH parents. It explicitly reinforces parents’ rights to opt out their child from statewide assessments. It is needed because parents are currently being told by superintendents and principals that the state Department of Education does not allow for any opt out or Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of April 13, 2015

“Cross over,” when the House and Senate exchange bills, is well underway. Unless otherwise indicated, the following bills are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate with the committee members and share your opinion on bills. The public has until the executive session Read More

Education Bills for the Week of March 30, 2015

The legislative session is in the process of “cross over,” when the House and Senate exchange bills. Only a few have been reassigned; look for more in the weeks ahead. Most of the bills below are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public testimony. This is the best chance to communicate Read More

Education Bills for the Week of March 23, 2015

The legislative session is in the middle of “cross over,” when the House and Senate trade bills. Only a few have been reassigned, so there are public hearings only on Tuesday this week. Look for more in the weeks ahead. The following bills are scheduled for a committee meeting which is the opportunity for public Read More

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