With a Supreme Court decision and a final commission report coming soon, the public debate about school funding and the next Legislature’s responsibilities will likely become clearer and more intense. In the meantime, as the election nears, voters will have the opportunity to ask legislative and gubernatorial candidates where they stand on this issue and to urge them to finally resolve this problem fairly and comprehensively.
On behalf of hundreds of Granite State residents, the NH School Funding Fairness Project (NHSFFP) on Monday, September 21, presented a petition of support to the Commission to Study School Funding, conveying both widespread concern about the problems plaguing the state’s existing system for funding public schools and strong backing for efforts to address them.
New Hampshire’s current approach to school funding has more than a few shortcomings, but none is more glaring that the inequities it forces local property taxpayers to endure.
The work of the Commission to Study School Funding has now entered a critical new phase. The American Institutes for Research (AIR), the national consulting firm that the Commission hired to conduct […]
Now that the State of New Hampshire has filed its final brief in the ConVal education funding lawsuit, the path is clear for the New Hampshire Supreme Court to begin to decide what could be a landmark case for students, homeowners, and local businesses.
All three workgroups of the Commission to Study School Funding met again this week, planning a survey of NH educators, debating tax policy principles, and learning more about the state’s approach to early education and care.
On Monday, June 1, John Tobin spoke before the Commission to Study School Funding, offering an overview of New Hampshire’s Supreme Court cases on the subject of school funding as well as a summation of the ongoing ConVal case.
Over the course of the past week, the members of the Commission to Study School Funding heard from education policy experts, school business officials, and special education administrators.
After a nearly two-month hiatus occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, New Hampshire’s Commission to Study School Funding resumed its work in earnest this week, holding one meeting of the entire Commission on […]
Communities across New Hampshire have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Downshifting costs from state government onto local property taxpayers would only make a bad situation worse.