Bill Text - HB1187 (2006)

Requiring a school district to disclose the percentage of its total education budget used for direct support of education.


Revision: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

HB 1187 – AS INTRODUCED

2006 SESSION

06-2324

04/03

HOUSE BILL 1187

AN ACT requiring a school district to disclose the percentage of its total education budget used for direct support of education.

SPONSORS: Rep. Giuda, Graf 5

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This bill requires a non-municipal budget act school board to disclose the cost of direct support of education as a percentage of the total education budget.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

06-2324

04/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Six

AN ACT requiring a school district to disclose the percentage of its total education budget used for direct support of education.

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

1 School Meetings and Officers; Budget. Amend RSA 197:5-a to read as follows:

197:5-a Budget.

I. The school board, if the school district is not controlled by the municipal budget act, shall prepare a budget for the annual or any special meeting upon a form prescribed and provided by the commissioner of revenue administration and shall post the same with and at the same time as the warrant for the meeting is posted.

II. The school board shall include, within the budget, a separate page detailing the amount of direct support of education, for each component of direct support, and a sum total of all direct support of education as a percentage of the total education budget. In this paragraph, “direct support of education” means teachers’ salaries, teachers’ benefits, teacher’s aides’ salaries, physical plant costs, transportation, and utilities.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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