HB 721-FN-LOCAL - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 721-FN-LOCAL
SPONSORS: Rep. Le, Rock. 31
This bill requires a private school that receives tuition program students to have an approved program of special education.
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8Jan2020... 2796h 19-0501
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(c) Be incorporated under the laws of New Hampshire or the United States; [and]
(d) Administer an annual assessment in reading and language arts, mathematics, and science as defined in RSA 193-C:6 to tuition program students. The assessment may be any nationally recognized standardized assessment used to measure student academic achievement, shall be aligned to the school's academic standards, and shall satisfy the requirements of RSA 193-C:6 for school tuition program students. The school's annual assessment results for tuition program students shall be submitted to the commissioner and school board. If the school enrolls 10 or more publicly-funded tuition program students and if the school's group assessment percentile score for tuition program students is less than the 40th percentile, the commissioner may require a site visit to determine if the school provides the opportunity for an adequate education in accordance with RSA 193-E:3-b. After the third consecutive year of a tuition program school being unable to demonstrate that it provides an opportunity for an adequate education, the school may be subject to revocation of tuition program status[.]; and
(e) Be an approved program as defined in RSA 186-C:2, II.
HB 721-FN-LOCAL- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ ] State [ ] County [ X ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
This bill requires resident school districts to provide, and fund, the education of a child with disabilities according to the child’s individualized education program (IEP) when the child is attending a nonsectarian private school, due to there being no public school for the child’s grade level in the resident district. The Department of Education reports local governement expenditures may increase by an indeterminable amount depending on the time and travel of the personnel providing these services.
Department of Education
|Feb. 6, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Oct. 23, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 17, 2020||Senate||Hearing|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Education HJ 3 P. 27|
|Feb. 6, 2019||Public Hearing: 02/06/2019 01:30 pm LOB 207|
|Feb. 12, 2019||Executive Session: 02/12/2019 10:30 am LOB 207|
|Retained in Committee|
|Sept. 11, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 09/11/2019 11:30 am LOB 207|
|Sept. 24, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 09/24/2019 11:00 am LOB 207|
|Oct. 23, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2019 08:30 am LOB 206|
|Oct. 23, 2019||Executive Session: 10/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 207|
|Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2796h (Vote 9-6; RC) HC 50 P. 20|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Amendment # 2019-2796h: AA VV 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 88|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2796h: MA RC 214-152 01/08/2020 HJ 1 P. 88|
|March 11, 2020||Introduced 03/11/2020 and Referred to Education and Workforce Development; SJ 7|
|March 17, 2020||==CANCELLED== Hearing: 03/17/2020, Room 103, LOB, 09:40 am; SC 11|