Town Tuitioning Bill Advances

Yesterday Senate Bill 8, one of this year’s town tuitioning bills, made a major advancement as it passed with amendment #1786 in a 13 to 6 House Education Committee vote. It received bipartisan support with all Republicans and two Democrats, Rep. Barbara Shaw (Hillsborough 6) and Rep. Linda Tanner (Sullivan 9), voting for the bill.

The amendment empowers local school boards to make contracts with non-sectarian private schools as “school tuition programs.” Although this is a new designation, it is not a new concept as school boards may already enter into agreements with public and private schools. Private school placement is more common for students with special needs, but some districts offer it for other students, too. More…

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