Bill Text: NH HB216 | 2011 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: Relative to the instructional authority of school boards.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 4-0)

Status: (Passed) 2011-06-01 - House Signed By Governor 05/31/2011; Effective 07/30/2011; Chapter 0108 [HB216 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2011-HB216-Chaptered.html

CHAPTER 108

HB 216 – FINAL VERSION

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2011 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 216

AN ACT relative to the instructional authority of school boards.

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf 5; Rep. Boehm, Hills 27; Rep. Pitre, Straf 3; Rep. Jasper, Hills 27

COMMITTEE: Special Committee on Education Funding Reform

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill requires school boards to be responsible for establishing the structure, accountability, advocacy, and delivery of instruction.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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2011 SESSION

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to the instructional authority of school boards.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

108:1 School Boards; Instructional Authority. Amend RSA 189:1-a to read as follows:

189:1-a Duty to Provide Education.

I. It shall be the duty of the school board to provide, at district expense, elementary and secondary education to all pupils who reside in the district until such time as the pupil has acquired a high school diploma or has reached age 21, whichever occurs first; provided, that the board may exclude specific pupils for gross misconduct or for neglect or refusal to conform to the reasonable rules of the school, and further provided that this section shall not apply to pupils who have been exempted from school attendance in accordance with RSA 193:5.

II. Elected school boards shall be responsible for establishing the structure, accountability, advocacy, and delivery of instruction in each school operated and governed in its district. To accomplish this end, and to support flexibility in implementing diverse educational approaches, school boards shall establish, in each school operated and governed in its district, instructional policies that establish instructional goals based upon available information about the knowledge and skills pupils will need in the future.

108:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 31, 2011

Effective Date: July 30, 2011

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