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.
The New Hampshire Senate has approved a constitutional amendment to give the state more leeway in how it distributes school aid.
The amendment would make it easier for lawmakers to target money to poorer communities but not explicitly undue the Claremont rulings that require the state to fund an adequate education for every child. After the vote Governor Lynch described the proposal as “a significant milestone.”