In formulating its version of New Hampshire’s FY 2022-23 budget, the House Finance Committee identified an additional $100 million in resources for use within the Education Trust Fund. Rather than choosing to […]
Proposed SWEPT Reduction Ignores FY22 School Funding Shortfall, Fails to Deliver Assistance to Communities Most in Need
Join the NH School Funding Fairness Project in our #90hrsfor90million campaign and urge the House to prioritize education funding in the FY 22-23 budget! Check out the organizer’s notebook below for more […]
Earlier today, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued its opinion in Contoocook Valley School District v. State of New Hampshire. Natalie Laflamme and John Tobin, co-authors of an amicus brief filed in […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the education of New Hampshire’s 163,000 public school students and has put them at risk for lasting setbacks to their educational, emotional, and social development. While educators, […]
This afternoon, NHSFFP Project Director Jeff McLynch testified before the House Finance Committee in support of House Bill 504. You can read his testimony below. We hope you will contact your legislators […]
In his speech earlier today, Governor Sununu expressed his commitment to New Hampshire’s public school system, but the budget he has proposed falls well short of what local schools need to be […]
This afternoon, NHSFFP Project Director Jeff McLynch testified before the House Finance Committee in support of House Bill 623. You can read his testimony below. We hope you will contact your legislators […]
Communities across New Hampshire are bracing for significant declines in the amount of state education aid they will receive in the year ahead. As families and businesses across New Hampshire continue to struggle in the face of the pandemic, the Legislature must act to prevent these declines and to forestall sizable property tax increases.
Earlier today, the Commission to Study School Funding approved its final report to the New Hampshire Legislature and to Governor Chris Sununu. In the main, the substance of the Commission’s work – and, in particular, the research conducted on its behalf by the American Institutes for Research – have set a solid foundation on which to build a more fair and more sustainable system for funding New Hampshire’s public schools.
The November 22 draft report of the Commission to Study School Funding reflects considerable progress toward the fulfillment of the Commission’s statutory responsibilities and, more importantly, toward devising a more equitable and sustainable system for funding New Hampshire’s public schools. Nevertheless, five key changes to the draft report could strengthen it significantly prior to the Commission’s final vote on November 30.