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SB 8 - Authorizes Overpopulated Public Schools to Transfer Students Elsewhere - New Hampshire Key Vote

Andy Sanborn Co-Sponsored (Introduced) this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Overpopulated Public Schools to Transfer Students Elsewhere

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (14-9) -

Title: Authorizes Overpopulated Public Schools to Transfer Students Elsewhere

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (210-147) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Overpopulated Public Schools to Transfer Students Elsewhere

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill with an amendment that authorizes school districts which lack K-12 programs to enroll their students in private schools as long as they are nonsectarian.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes school boards to enter into contracts with nonsectarian private schools to provide for the education of a student residing within a district if the student’s school does not offer the appropriate grade level or if doing so is in the student’s best interest (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the family of a student transferred to a private school will not be charged the private school’s tuition (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes school boards to assign students to other public schools in the district if their current school does not offer a student’s specific grade level (Sec. 3).

  • Requires school districts to comply with this legislation for all students in grades K-12 (Secs. 4 & 5).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (14-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Overpopulated Public Schools to Transfer Students Elsewhere

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the transfer of public school students to private schools at no expense to students' families in the event that a public school cannot adequately meet students' needs.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes school boards to enter into contracts with private schools and literary institutions to provide for the education of a student residing within a district if the student’s current school does not offer the appropriate grade level or if doing so would be in the best interest of the student (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the family of a student transferred to a private school will not be charged the private school’s tuition (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes school boards to assign students to other public schools in the district if their current school does not offer a student’s specific grade level (Sec.1).

  • Requires the state Board of Education to conduct an investigation into whether transferring the student to a private school is in the best interest of the student before agreeing to pay the student’s tuition (Sec. 2).

  • Requires school districts to comply with this legislation for all students in grades K-12 (Sec. 4).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Overpopulated Public Schools to Transfer Students Elsewhere

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