Bill Text - HB1480 (2018)

Relative to the membership of the board of trustees of a chartered public school.


Revision: March 8, 2018, 10:35 a.m.

HB 1480 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

6Mar2018... 0643h

2018 SESSION

18-2704

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1480

 

AN ACT relative to the membership of the board of trustees of a chartered public school.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. Willis, Rock. 6; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Freeman, Hills. 12; Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the membership requirements of the board of trustees of a public chartered school.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

6Mar2018... 0643h 18-2704

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the membership of the board of trustees of a chartered public school.

 

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

 

1  Chartered Public Schools; Board of Trustees; Membership.  Amend RSA 194-B:5, II to read as follows:

II.  [No greater than 25 percent of the membership of a school board, or one member, whichever number is greater, may simultaneously serve as members of the board of trustees of a charter or charter conversion school.]  No greater than 25 percent of the membership of the board of trustees of a charter or charter conversion school, or one member, whichever is greater, may simultaneously serve as members of any other school board, including a board of trustees.  A chartered public school board of trustees shall include no fewer than 25 percent or 2 parents of pupils attending the chartered public school, whichever is greater who shall be elected by the current parent community.  Teachers of a chartered public school may serve on its board of trustees.  No employees may be voting members of the board.  A parent board member shall be the parent of a student currently attending that charter school.  In this section, "parent" means any parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of a student currently attending the charter school.

II-a.  The chairman of the board of trustees shall provide notice of any vacancy to the school community.  The chairman shall appoint a nominating committee.  Such committee may remain a standing committee.  Any parent of a student currently attending the charter school may apply for any available board position.  The nominating committee shall inform the parent community of the names of candidates as well as any accompanying information through the school communication system and the existing parent community.  Voting shall take place within 60 days of the notice of vacancy.

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

HB 1480 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

6Mar2018... 0643h

2018 SESSION

18-2704

06/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1480

 

AN ACT relative to the membership of the board of trustees of a chartered public school.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. V. Sullivan, Hills. 16; Rep. Willis, Rock. 6; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Freeman, Hills. 12; Rep. Verville, Rock. 2; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. Myler, Merr. 10

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies the membership requirements of the board of trustees of a public chartered school.

 

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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.

6Mar2018... 0643h 18-2704

06/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the membership of the board of trustees of a chartered public school.

 

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

 

1  Chartered Public Schools; Board of Trustees; Membership.  Amend RSA 194-B:5, II to read as follows:

II.  [No greater than 25 percent of the membership of a school board, or one member, whichever number is greater, may simultaneously serve as members of the board of trustees of a charter or charter conversion school.]  No greater than 25 percent of the membership of the board of trustees of a charter or charter conversion school, or one member, whichever is greater, may simultaneously serve as members of any other school board, including a board of trustees.  A chartered public school board of trustees shall include no fewer than 25 percent or 2 parents of pupils attending the chartered public school, whichever is greater who shall be elected by the current parent community.  Teachers of a chartered public school may serve on its board of trustees.  No employees may be voting members of the board.  A parent board member shall be the parent of a student currently attending that charter school.  In this section, "parent" means any parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of a student currently attending the charter school.

II-a.  The chairman of the board of trustees shall provide notice of any vacancy to the school community.  The chairman shall appoint a nominating committee.  Such committee may remain a standing committee.  Any parent of a student currently attending the charter school may apply for any available board position.  The nominating committee shall inform the parent community of the names of candidates as well as any accompanying information through the school communication system and the existing parent community.  Voting shall take place within 60 days of the notice of vacancy.

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