Tag: Private Schools

Youth Employment Bill on Governor’s Desk

House Bill 1301, the youth employment certificate bill is awaiting the Governor’s approval.   It is challenging for teens to find employment, but New Hampshire law puts an unfair hurdle in place for non-public school students. The existing statute is intended to ensure that students under age 16 would not face academic hardships due to Read More

Youth Employment Bill Moves Forward

It is already a challenge for teens to find employment, but New Hampshire law puts an unfair hurdle in place for non-public school students. The statute is intended to ensure that students under age 16 would not face academic hardships due to employment and the authorizer, the public school principal or district superintendent, affirms or Read More

New Hope for HB 1637

Update 6/8/16:  The bill is officially enrolled and on Governor Hassan’s desk! Please contact Gov. Hassan urging her to allow it to pass into law. Her phone number is (603) 271-2121. Her office may also be contacted through their website. Alternatively you can email her staff, Amberlee Barbagallo, executive assistant, at amberlee.barbagallo@nh.gov or Pamela Walsh, her Chief of Read More

Choice Without Strings Attached

We have been carefully tracking the progress of House Bill 1637, the school choice for small towns bill. The bill’s intention is to facilitate programs such as the one in Croydon that enables small school districts to tuition out students of any grade level if it is not available within their resident district. It would Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of May 9, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of May 9, 2016. Fewer bills are still in play, but they’re big ones. Please contact your legislators about these critical bills. Brief, polite calls and emails are effective; mention if you are a constituent. All contact information is at the end of this post.   Read More

Save School Choice, Kill HB 1637

House Bill 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, was corrupted by the Senate with amendment #1736s which would require private schools to adopt Common Core and administer the aligned statewide assessments. This would harm private schools with existing tuition agreements with public school districts as well as the Croydon school choice program and Read More

Disaster in the Senate

Earlier today the senate made a disastrous decision to adopt floor amendment #1736s for House Bill 1637, the bill that supports school choice for small towns. The amendment is the horrible one originally written by Rep. James Grenier and the Department of Education. It was discussed at the Senate Education Committee’s public hearing back on Read More

Senate Advances Employment Bill

The Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday, April 20th for HB 1301, a bill that would correct an unfair hurdle for non-public school students seeking employment certificates. The hearing went very well. A homeschooling mom gave a persuasive personal testimony about her daughter’s frustrating experience trying to get an Read More

School Choice for Small Towns Hits Snags in Senate

The Senate Education Committee held a public hearing for HB 1637, the school choice for small towns bill, on Tuesday, April 12th. This bill would allow school boards to give parents choice of other public and non-religious schools if the district does not offer that grade level. It recognizes that districts can provide an education Read More

Education Bills Scheduled for Week of April 18, 2016

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of April 18, 2016 — a busy week ahead! There are several important bills on the agenda, so please take a close look and contact your legislators. Brief, polite calls and emails are effective; mention if you are a constituent. All contact information is at the Read More

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