Bill Text - HB207 (2017)

Revision: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

HB 207 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0081

04/05

 

HOUSE BILL 207

 

AN ACT prohibiting the implementation of common core in public elementary and secondary schools.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Nigrello, Rock. 16; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill prohibits the department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement the common core standards.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0081

04/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT prohibiting the implementation of common core in public elementary and secondary schools.

 

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

 

1  Substantive Educational Content of an Adequate Education.  Amend RSA 193-E:2-a, IV to read as follows:

IV.(a)  The minimum standards for public school approval for the areas identified in paragraph I shall constitute the opportunity for the delivery of an adequate education.  The general court shall periodically, but not less frequently than every 10 years, review, revise, and update, as necessary, the minimum standards identified in paragraph I and shall ensure that the high quality of the minimum standards for public school approval in each area of education identified in paragraph I is maintained.  Changes made by the board of education to the school approval standards through rulemaking after the effective date of this section shall not be included within the standards that constitute the opportunity for the delivery of an adequate education without prior adoption by the general court.  The board of education shall provide written notice to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the chairs of the house and senate education committees of any changes to the school approval standards adopted pursuant to RSA 541-A.

(b)  Neither the department of education nor the state board of education shall require any school or school district in this state to implement the standards developed jointly by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers, or as adopted by the state board and known as the common core state standards.  Changes made by the board of education to academic standards as defined in RSA 193-E:2-a, VI through rulemaking after the effective date of this section shall not be included within the standards that constitute the opportunity for the delivery of an adequate education without prior adoption by the general court.

2  State Board of Education; Rulemaking.  Amend RSA 186:8, I to read as follows:

I. Academic standards approved by the general court for all grades of the public schools.

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