HB346 (2005) Detail

(New Title) relative to the procedure for withdrawal from a cooperative school district.


CHAPTER 110

HB 346-LOCAL – FINAL VERSION

30Mar2005… 0912h

2005 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 346-LOCAL

AN ACT relative to the procedure for withdrawal from a cooperative school district.

SPONSORS: Rep. Drisko, Hills 5; Rep. Alger, Graf 6; Sen. Gottesman, Dist 12

COMMITTEE: Education

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill amends the procedure for withdrawal from a cooperative school district and allows the town which voted to undertake the withdrawal study to submit a minority report to the state board of education.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

30Mar2005… 0912h

05-0585

04/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to the procedure for withdrawal from a cooperative school district.

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

110:1 Cooperative School Districts; Procedure for Withdrawal. Amend RSA 195:25 to read as follows:

195:25 Procedure for Withdrawal. After the tenth anniversary of the date of operating responsibility, the school board of a cooperative school district may undertake a study of the feasibility and suitability of the withdrawal of one or more member districts from the cooperative district. A similar study shall be undertaken if, after the tenth anniversary of the date of operating responsibility, a pre-existing district shall, by a majority vote on a warrant article at a regular or special town meeting, direct the school board to conduct such a study. The study shall be conducted by a committee composed of at least one member of the school board from each of the pre-existing districts, one member of the board of selectmen from each town, and such other members as may be appointed by the committee. Within [120] 180 days after the date of its formation, the committee shall report its findings to the state board of education. [The report may make a recommendation as to the withdrawal of a member district or districts; and, if this is done, the report shall contain a plan for the education of the pupils in the withdrawing district as well as in the cooperative district. The report shall further include a detailed analysis of the financial and educational consequences of the proposed withdrawal.] The committee shall submit to the state board of education either a report that withdrawal is not feasible or suitable, or a report that includes a withdrawal plan prepared in accordance with RSA 195:26. If the committee determines that withdrawal is not feasible or suitable, the town which voted to undertake the study may submit a minority report at the same time as the committee report is filed with the state board of education. If the committee report does not include a withdrawal plan, the minority report may include a withdrawal plan prepared in accordance RSA 195:26. If the state board approves a withdrawal plan, whether submitted by the committee or by minority report, the plan shall be submitted to the voters of the cooperative school district in accordance with RSA 195:29.

110:2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

(Approved: June 15, 2005)

(Effective Date: June 15, 2005)

Links

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Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB346 Revision: 8807 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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