HB 1369 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 1369
SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. Lovejoy, Rock. 36
This bill permits high school principals to accept for course credit certain coursework that is satisfactorily completed in other New Hampshire educational facilities.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
193-E:3-f Approval of Coursework.
I. The state board of education may approve course work that is satisfactorily completed in another New Hampshire local education agency, state board approved New Hampshire public high school, or the New Hampshire virtual learning academy charter school that meets graduation competencies, as defined in RSA 193-H:1, II, by:
(a) Facilitating student placement within a high school program without disadvantaging such student by variations in scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content, or assessment.
(b) Facilitating the on-time graduation of a student.
(c) Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents, and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student.
II. In this section:
(a) "Local education agency" means a public authority legally constituted by the state as an administrative agency to provide control and direction for kindergarten through grade 12 public educational institutions.
(b) "New Hampshire public high school" means a high school as defined in RSA 194:23.
(c) "Sending school" means the alternative public school from which a student has earned course credit leading toward high school graduation.
III.(a) The principal or other administrator shall approve coursework from a sending school, contingent upon review of the course to ensure the course promotes, meets, or exceeds required knowledge and skills that lead a student to meet competencies offered and measured in the receiving high school.
(b) The principal or other administrator shall approve course credit leading toward high school graduation if a student satisfactorily completes a course offered in another high school. Such courses include but are not limited to honors, International Baccalaureate, advanced placement, vocational, technical, career pathway course, or an approved course of study leading to high school graduation from the sending public school. The principal or other administrator may require the student to satisfactorily complete the local, board approved, in-place competency assessment aligned to a similar course offered through the high school to better determine student competency or to determine that the course meets the academic standards required by the high school.
IV. The local education agency or high school principal shall waive a specific course requirement for graduation if a similar course has been satisfactorily completed in another New Hampshire local education agency, a state board approved New Hampshire public high school, or the New Hampshire virtual learning academy charter school or shall provide reasonable justification for denial. Should a waiver not be granted to a student who would not graduate if the course is not accepted, the local education agency or high school shall offer an alternative means of acquiring required coursework so that graduation may occur on time.
|Jan. 16, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Jan. 30, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 19, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education HJ 1 P. 19|
|Jan. 16, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/16/2020 10:30 am LOB 207|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Executive Session: 01/30/2020 01:00 pm LOB 207|
|Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-9; RC)|
|Feb. 19, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 7 P. 29|
|Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0098h|
|Feb. 20, 2020||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 188-155 02/20/2020|