The way the state helps school districts cover the cost of public education will be on the agenda in the New Hampshire State House next year.
The state currently provides $3,636 per student – called “adequacy aid” – to districts, and sends supplemental aid for English language learners, students with special education needs, and students in poverty.
A proposal this fall from legislators on the Committee to Study Education Funding and the Cost of an Opportunity for an Adequate Education would bump adequacy funding to nearly $4,000 for every student.
But State Representative Marjorie Porter says this isn’t nearly enough.
Porter is the prime sponsor of a bill that would increase adequacy aid to around $8,000 per student, a figure her constituents in the Conval School District calculated this fall.