HB304 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to implementation of academic standards by a local school board and relative to review of academic standards under consideration by the state board of education.


HB 304 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

8Mar2017... 0448h

2017 SESSION

17-0333

04/03

 

HOUSE BILL 304

 

AN ACT relative to implementation of academic standards by a local school board and relative to review of academic standards under consideration by the state board of education.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Hinch, Hills. 21; Rep. Chandler, Carr. 1; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. T. Wolf, Hills. 7; Rep. Murotake, Hills. 32; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires a school board that elects not to implement the academic standards adopted by the state board of education to implement academic standards that meet or exceed state academic standards.  The bill also requires the legislative oversight committee to review and make recommendations relating to academic standards under consideration by the state board of education.  

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0448h 17-0333

04/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to implementation of academic standards by a local school board and relative to review of academic standards under consideration by the state board of education. .

 

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

 

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

I.  Academic standards for all grades of the public schools, including rules requiring that if a school board elects not to implement academic standards adopted by the state board of education, a school board shall determine and approve local academic standards that meet or exceed the state academic standards as defined in RSA 193-E:2-a, VI(b).  

2  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 academic standards such as "Next Generation" science standards or common core standards.

(c)  On or after the effective date of this subparagraph, no existing academic standards shall be amended, and no new academic standards shall be approved, by the state board of education without prior review and recommendation by the legislative oversight committee established in RSA 193-C:7.  

3  New Paragraph; Statewide Education Improvement and Assessment Program; Duties of the Legislative Oversight Committee.  Amend RSA 193-C:8 by inserting after paragraph XI the following new paragraph:

XII.  Review and make recommendations relating to academic standards under consideration by the state board of education pursuant to RSA 193-E:2-a, IV(c).  

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

Links

HB304 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 19, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
March 28, 2017 Senate Hearing
April 20, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB304 Revision: 92 Date: March 30, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
HB304 Revision: 93 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 10:33 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 5, 2017 Introduced 01/05/2017 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 8
Jan. 17, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 10:45 AM LOB 207
Jan. 19, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 01/19/2017 09:30 AM LOB 207
Feb. 14, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/14/2017 10:30 AM LOB 207
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0448h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 16-2; CC) HC 14 P. 10
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0448h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 20
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0448h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 20
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Education; SJ 9
March 28, 2017 Hearing: 03/28/2017, Room 103, LOB, 10:00 am; SC 16
April 20, 2017 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, 04/20/2017; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 19
April 20, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate, MA, VV === BILL KILLED ===; 04/20/2017; SJ 14