Bill Text - HB112 (2011)

Relative to the required number of instructional days and instructional hours in a school district's calendar.


Revision: April 15, 2011, midnight

HB 112 – VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

2011 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL 112

AN ACT relative to the required number of instructional days and instructional hours in a school district’s calendar.

SPONSORS: Rep. Knox, Carr 4; Rep. B. Patten, Carr 4; Rep. Ahlgren, Carr 4; Rep. S. Schmidt, Carr 4; Rep. St. Cyr, Belk 5; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

COMMITTEE: Education

ANALYSIS

This bill provides that the number of days in the school year may be defined by the department of education in rules which specify an equivalent number of hours.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT relative to the required number of instructional days and instructional hours in a school district’s calendar.

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

1 School Boards, Transportation, and Instruction of Pupils; Days of School. Amend RSA 189:1 to read as follows:

189:1 Days of School. The school board of every district shall provide standard schools for at least 180 days in each year, or the equivalent number of hours [if approved by the commissioner of] as required in the rules of the department of education, at such places in the district as will best serve the interests of education and give to all the pupils within the district as nearly equal advantages as are practicable.

2 School Boards, Transportation, and Instruction of Pupils; Standard School. Amend RSA 189:24 to read as follows:

189:24 Standard School. A standard school is one approved by the state board of education, and maintained for at least 180 days in each year, or the equivalent number of hours [if approved by the commissioner of] as required in the rules of the department of education, in a suitable and sanitary building, equipped with approved furniture, books, maps and other necessary appliances, taught by teachers, directed and supervised by a principal and a superintendent, each of whom shall hold valid educational credentials issued by the state board of education, with suitable provision for the care of the health and physical welfare of all pupils. A standard school shall provide instruction in all subjects prescribed by statute or by the state board of education for the grade level of pupils in attendance.

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

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