House Subcommittee Seeks To Cut Funding For New Charter Schools

Mar 25, 2013

The House Finance Committee will consider Tuesday whether to approve a subcommittee recommendation to cut funding for new charter schools over the next two years.

Governor Maggie Hassan has set aside nearly $2.5 million for new charter schools in her budget proposal.

But Representative Dan Eaton said during a budget presentation Monday that his subcommittee recommends freezing funding in two areas of proposed education funding.

“Basically, there’s a moratorium on charter schools and building aid for the biennium.”

The $7.2 million cut to building aid would come out of the second year of the budget.

If the amendments to the budget pass the finance committee, they then move on to the full House for a vote next week.