Debate Over N.H. Education Funding Could Heat Up in 2019
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.