HB 304 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 304
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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).
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.
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).
|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|
|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|