New Hampshire’s Senate Education Committee has recommended passage of a newly proposed education funding plan.
The bill is designed to meet the requirement that the state fund an adequate education for every public school student in the state. It calls for over $3,000 per student for costs such as teachers and supplies.
The total cost of providing an adequate education for every public school student under the plan stands at over $900 million. Another $48 million will be added to help towns that struggle to raise money on their tax base to meet the needs of their students.
The bill is expected to be voted on by the full Senate on March 13th, and then it goes to the Senate Finance Committee for further review.