Feb 28, 2016 12:36 PM

Senate to take up education funding changes

The Associated Press

CONCORD - A fresh round of proposed changes to New Hampshire's education funding law is coming up for a vote in the state Senate.
The Senate will take up a bill Thursday aimed at ensuring that rapidly growing school districts get all of the money per student to which they're entitled. New Hampshire pays districts on a per-student basis. But right now, a district can't get more than an 8 percent funding increase from year to year, even if the district's population grows at a faster rate.
The state budget signed into law last year would have repealed the cap by 2017, but the legislation up next week removes it sooner.
The state is in the midst of a lawsuit with the city of Dover and its school district over education funding, prompting lawmakers' swifter action.


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