Bill Text - HB293 (2017)

Relative to the requirements for filing a chartered public school application.


Revision: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:42 a.m.

HB 293 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0219

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 293

 

AN ACT relative to the requirements for filing a chartered public school application.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes changes to the educational mission requirement of a chartered public school application.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0219

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the requirements for filing a chartered public school application.

 

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

 

1  Chartered Public Schools; Application.  Amend RSA 194-B:3, II(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Educational mission statement, which provides the foundation for all other elements in the application and which shall include details of the specific purpose and goals of the school.  The educational mission statement shall count for not less than 25 percent in the criteria for evaluating a chartered public school application.  The mission statement shall make a clear and documented case that the proposed school will meet a need not currently being met in the school district in which it will be located by broadening learning opportunities for an underserved student population, offering an alternative curriculum, employing an alternative and innovative methodology, or some combination of the same.  The application shall demonstrate that the school’s academic program will vary from those of the other schools in the district serving the same grade levels as follows:

(1)  If innovation is cited in the educational mission statement as a justification for applying for a charter, there shall be a clear and specific description of the innovations to be used and evidence that such innovations do not duplicate those already in use in the other public schools in the district.

(2)  If specialization in a certain disciplinary area, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects, or the arts, is cited in the educational mission statement as a justification for applying for a charter, there shall be a clear and specific description of the academic program for each area of specialization and evidence that the program will differ from those in the other public schools in the district.

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

HB 293 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0219

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 293

 

AN ACT relative to the requirements for filing a chartered public school application.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Gile, Merr. 27; Rep. Porter, Hills. 1; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill makes changes to the educational mission requirement of a chartered public school application.

 

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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.

17-0219

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the requirements for filing a chartered public school application.

 

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

 

1  Chartered Public Schools; Application.  Amend RSA 194-B:3, II(a) to read as follows:

(a)  Educational mission statement, which provides the foundation for all other elements in the application and which shall include details of the specific purpose and goals of the school.  The educational mission statement shall count for not less than 25 percent in the criteria for evaluating a chartered public school application.  The mission statement shall make a clear and documented case that the proposed school will meet a need not currently being met in the school district in which it will be located by broadening learning opportunities for an underserved student population, offering an alternative curriculum, employing an alternative and innovative methodology, or some combination of the same.  The application shall demonstrate that the school’s academic program will vary from those of the other schools in the district serving the same grade levels as follows:

(1)  If innovation is cited in the educational mission statement as a justification for applying for a charter, there shall be a clear and specific description of the innovations to be used and evidence that such innovations do not duplicate those already in use in the other public schools in the district.

(2)  If specialization in a certain disciplinary area, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects, or the arts, is cited in the educational mission statement as a justification for applying for a charter, there shall be a clear and specific description of the academic program for each area of specialization and evidence that the program will differ from those in the other public schools in the district.

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