Legislation To Benefit Growing School Districts Gets Preliminary House Approval

Feb 18, 2015

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.