HB1369 (2020) Detail

Relative to the acceptance of high school course credits from certain schools or education agencies.


HB 1369 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2633

06/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1369

 

AN ACT relative to the acceptance of high school course credits from certain schools or education agencies.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ladd, Graf. 4; Rep. Cordelli, Carr. 4; Rep. Weyler, Rock. 13; Rep. Shaw, Hills. 16; Rep. Lovejoy, Rock. 36

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2633

06/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the acceptance of high school course credits from certain schools or education agencies.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Adequate Public Education; Approval of Coursework.  Amend RSA 193-E by inserting after section 3-e the following new section:

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.

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

Links

HB1369 at GenCourtMobile
HB1369 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1369 Revision: 6995 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 3:20 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Education
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
Feb. 19, 2020 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 11-9; RC) HC 7 P. 29
Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 11-9; RC)
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0098h
Feb. 20, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA DV 188-155 02/20/2020