HB1113 (2006) Detail

(2nd New Title) adding a definition of “public academy” to the definition of “high school”; relative to the membership of the state advisory committee on the education of children/students with disabilities; and amending the definition of “limited English proficient pupil.”


CHAPTER 191

HB 1113 – FINAL VERSION

07Mar2006… 1142h

05/04/06 1858s

2006 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 1113

AN ACT adding a definition of “public academy” to the definition of “high school”; relative to the membership of the state advisory committee on the education of children/students with disabilities; and amending the definition of “limited English proficient pupil.”

SPONSORS: Rep. S. L’Heureux, Merr 9; Rep. Carter, Hills 3; Rep. Snyder, Straf 2

COMMITTEE: Education

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill:

I. Adds a definition of “public academy” to the definition of “high school.”

II. Adds members to the state advisory committee on the education of children/students with disabilities.

III. Changes the definition of “limited English proficient pupil.”

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

07Mar2006… 1142h

05/04/06 1858s

06-2656

04/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT adding a definition of “public academy” to the definition of “high school”; relative to the membership of the state advisory committee on the education of children/students with disabilities; and amending the definition of “limited English proficient pupil.”

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

191:1 School Districts; Definition of High School. Amend RSA 194:23 to read as follows:

194:23 Definition of High School.

I. The term “high school” shall mean a public school or public academy comprising a span of grades beginning with the next grade following an approved elementary, middle or junior high school as defined by RSA 189:25 and ending with grade 12. Such a school shall:

[I.] (a) Offer those subjects prescribed by statute, including instruction in history, government, and constitutions of the United States and New Hampshire and of the organization and operation of New Hampshire municipal, county, and state government;

[II.] (b) Provide such other subjects as the school district maintaining such school shall determine by its school board or by vote of the district; and

[III.] (c) Comply with standards prescribed by the state board of education which shall be uniform in their application to all schools.

II. In this section, “public academy” means an independent school which contracts with one or more school districts to provide education services to such districts in compliance with RSA 194:23. All contracts between a public academy and a school district shall be subject to approval by the state board of education. In this section, “independent school” means a school which is governed by a board of trustees or other officials who are not publicly elected. An independent school shall not include a charter school established under RSA 194-B.

III. The enactment of paragraph II shall not affect a determination of the New Hampshire retirement system board of trustees under RSA 100-A regarding the eligibility of an employer or its employees to participate in the New Hampshire retirement system.

191:2 New Subparagraphs; State Advisory Committee on the Education of Children/Students with Disabilities. Amend RSA 186-C:3-b, II by inserting after subparagraph (q) the following new subparagraphs:

(r) An official who carries out activities under subtitle B of title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. section 11431, et seq.

(s) A representative from the department of health and human services responsible for foster care.

191:3 School Money; Definitions. Amend RSA 198:38, VII to read as follows:

VII. “Limited English proficient pupil” means an annual count of pupils in kindergarten through grade 12 receiving instruction in English for speakers of other languages for 5 or more [hours] sessions per week. A session is defined as not less than 40 minutes. Pupils shall be counted and attributed to the municipality or municipalities operating the school attended by the pupils.

191:4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: May 30, 2006

Effective: July 29, 2006

Links

HB1113 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1113 Revision: 9390 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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