Governor Signs Town Tuitioning

This afternoon we celebrated a major school choice win as Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 8, the town tuitioning bill, into law. SB 8 clarifies statute regarding local school boards’ authority to contract with public and private schools for those grades Kindergarten through 12th that are not available in-district.

The tiny town of Croydon provides Kindergarten through 4th grade and must tuition out older students. In 2014 they created a school choice program that allows parents of older students to select from a mix of nearby public and private schools. The former NH Commissioner of Education, Dr. Virginia Barry, and former NH Attorney General, Joe Foster, challenged the program’s legality. Last summer the NH Superior Court ruled against Croydon and their appeal to the NH Supreme Court is on hold pending the 2017 legislative efforts. | More…

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