Tag: Social Media

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

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

Senate Education Committee Session — April 16, 2015

We attended the Senate Education Committee’s session on Thursday, April 16th to conclude the public hearing on HB 323. The Cordelli/Sullivan amendment was withdrawn, but the Hoell amendment is still in play. HB 323 is needed in some form because of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) / ESEA waiver. A small group of us 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

House Education Committee Votes on Important Bills 2/17/15

On Tuesday, February 17th, at 10:00am the House Education Committee will exec (vote) on several important bills. Please contact them today at HouseEducationCommittee@leg.state.nh.us HB 142, relative to student social media policies by education institutions position — SUPPORT, but it should not apply to private schools more information — Another Effort to Protect Students’ Social Media Read More

Another Effort to Protect Students’ Social Media Privacy Rights

HB 142 is a reasonable and appropriate bill to ensure the same privacy protections for students that adults demand. All individuals, regardless of age, have the same protections and rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights in the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments. This bill is also consistent with Part 1 Article 15 (Rights Read More

Education Bills Schedule for Week of Feb 9, 2015

The following is the legislative schedule for the week of February 9, 2015. The schedule is subject to change especially with the latest snow storm. Updates will be made as information becomes available, so check back. Tuesday, February 10 SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE, Legislative Office Building, room 103 9:00 a.m. SB 157-FN, establishing a civics education Read More

Respect Students’ 1st, 4th, and 5th Amendment Rights

HB 1200 as amended by the House would protect K-12 students regarding access to students’ social media accounts by educational institutions. However, the Senate amendment would only apply to post-secondary students. All individuals regardless of age have the same protections and rights as outlined in the Bill of Rights. If the school must investigate a Read More