Date: 
Feb 04, 2015

The New Hampshire legislature is considering a change to the state education funding formula.

State education funding for each town is calculated according to many factors, including enrollment numbers, the number of students receiving free lunches, and the number of English language learners. 

Date: 
Aug 21, 2015

The city of Dover has filed a lawsuit against the state over inadequate education funding.

According to the New Hampshire Constitution and a series of court rulings, state government must provide funding for each child to receive an "adequate" education.

Date: 
Sep 04, 2015

The federal government offers states a grant that helps new charter schools cover start-up costs. New Hampshire’s federal grant was set to expire this July. The state was granted a one-year extension and has applied for another five-year, $5.4 million grant.

Date: 
Oct 27, 2015

On Monday, October 26 the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office announced they will not defend the state’s cap on school funding in a lawsuit from the Dover School District. 

House Speaker Shawn Jasper (R) and Senate President Chuck Morse (R) then joined the case to argue that the cap is constitutional.

Date: 
Nov 05, 2015

The New Hampshire Attorney General is asking a judge to stop the Croydon School Board from using taxpayer money to pay for students’ tuition at a Montessori school.

Date: 
Dec 29, 2015

Several legislators are sponsoring a 2016 bill to provide more state funding for full-day kindergarten.

Right now New Hampshire provides towns with one half of the per pupil funding for each kindergarten student, in accordance with a half-day kindergarten program.  If a town decides to offer full-day kindergarten instead of half-day, the funding does not increase.

Date: 
Feb 29, 2016

On Thursday the state Senate will vote on whether to lift a cap on education funding this year.

State education funding for each town is calculated according to many factors, including enrollment numbers, the number of students receiving free lunches, and the number of English language learners.

Date: 
May 13, 2016

On Thursday, May 12 the New Hampshire Senate rejected a bill amendment that would have repealed a cap on state funding for fast-growing school districts.

State education funding for each town is calculated according to enrollment numbers, the number of students receiving free lunches, the number of English language learners, and several other factors.

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