HB1235 (2024) Detail

Relative to high school students serving as school board members.


HB 1235  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2181

02/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1235

 

AN ACT relative to high school students serving as school board members.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Rochefort, Graf. 1; Rep. Peternel, Carr. 6; Rep. Cascadden, Coos 5; Sen. Gendreau, Dist 1

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows student government to establish up to 3 student school board member positions.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2181

02/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to high school students serving as school board members.

 

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

 

1  High School Student as School Board Member.  Amend RSA 194:23-f, II through IV(a) to read as follows:

II. A student board member shall be chosen by a simple majority vote of the high school student body. The student government of the high school shall establish procedures for the nomination and election of candidates. The student government shall also establish a procedure for any public high school student in the school district to petition a student board member to present proposals and opinions to the school board. The student government shall determine the number of student school board member positions, up to a maximum of 3, and establish procedures for each to share the responsibilities as specified in paragraph IV.

III. A student board member shall serve for a term of one year. The school board shall decide the date at which the term shall begin. Any student who will graduate during the term's duration is not eligible to be a candidate and is not eligible to vote. The student government of the high school shall establish a procedure for filling any vacancy that may occur in this position. A student board member shall serve without pay.

IV. The duties of a student school board member shall include:

(a) [Attending all school board meetings] Attending at least one school board meeting per month during the regular school year, except as specified in paragraph V;

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

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 20, 2024 2024-0646h

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 6, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1235 Revision: 40928 Date: Feb. 20, 2024, 3:16 p.m.
HB1235 Revision: 39704 Date: Dec. 1, 2023, 3:17 p.m.

Docket


Feb. 20, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0646h 02/13/2024 (Vote 20-0; CC)


Feb. 5, 2024: Executive Session: 02/13/2024 09:45 am LOB 205-207


Jan. 31, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/06/2024 02:15 pm LOB 205-207


Dec. 1, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Education