Bill Text - HB1167 (2012)

(New Title) relative to the calculation of days in the school year


Revision: March 11, 2012, midnight

HB 1167 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

7Mar2012… 0793h

2012 SESSION

12-2090

04/05

HOUSE BILL 1167

AN ACT relative to the calculation of days in the school year.

SPONSORS: Rep. Sova, Graf 10

COMMITTEE: Education

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill removes the requirement that the equivalent number of hours in the school year shall be provided for in department of education rules.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2012… 0793h

12-2090

04/05

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the calculation of days in the school year.

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

1 School Boards; 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 [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; Reduction of Time. Amend RSA 189:2 to read as follows:

189:2 Reduction of Time. If the school board of any district shall decide that, by reason of special conditions or circumstances, the maintenance of standard schools for 180 days, or the equivalent number of hours [if approved by the commissioner of the department of education], in said district is undesirable, said school board may so represent in writing to the state board. If, upon hearing, the state board, or the commissioner when authorized by the state board, shall be of the opinion that the representation is true, it may reduce the time of maintaining such schools in said district to such limits as it may deem wise. Provided, however, that the state board, or the commissioner if authorized, shall not reduce the days during which schools shall be in session, as provided in RSA 189:1, on account of workshops, conventions or teachers’ institutes.

3 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 [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.

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

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