School districts with growing populations could benefit from two pieces of legislation that got preliminary approval today from the New Hampshire House.
The House voted this morning to move forward a bill that would lift a cap on how much state aid growing school districts can receive, as well as a measure to provide more money for school construction projects. The House Education Committee recommended passage of both.
Schools receive state aid on a per-student basis, but under current law growing districts can't get more than 108 percent of what they got the year before.
The second measure would provide up to $50 million dollars in school building aid. There’s been a moratorium on such funding for new projects the past several years.