Kathy Getchell, Director
School Choice Center: New Hampshire
PO 373, Rumney, NH 03266
TO ALL PARENTAL SCHOOL CHOICE SUPPORTERS :HB1707 fails in NH House: See www.schoolchoicecenternh.org for roll call.
Note representatives who pledged support for school choice and voted against HB1707!!Þ Phyllis Katsakiores (Derry), George Katsakiores (Derry), Bob Fesh (Derry), Peter Goyette (Hudson), Lynn Ober (Hudson), Sherman Packard (Londonderry)
See www.schoolchoicecenternh.org for text of bill.
Program would provide $3,500 for families that have household incomes of 200 percent or less of the federal poverty income level (for a family of four earning $40,000 or less).
Program would provide $2,500for families that have household incomes between 201 percent and 250 percent of federal poverty income level (for a family of four earning $50,000 or less).
Payments made out to parents and sent to qualifying public or non-public school of choice.
Program funded by state money and tax credits (BET for businesses and interest/dividends for individuals).
State contributes $1 million initially and another $1 million upon receipt of $500,000 in private contributions via the tax credits.
· The 21st Century ScholarsFund is modeled after the New Hampshire’s Healthy Kids program, which provides health insurance for low-income children and envisions every child going to school healthy and ready to learn. The 21st Century Scholars Fund completes the equation. With this new program, New Hampshire can now offer health insurance and improved educational options to low-income families. This combined effort will positively affect the lives of the children.
- Please forward this ALERT to your family and friends!
Hearing for SB131 – 21st Century Scholars Fund: March 15, 2006 at 10:00 am in room 207 of the LegislativeOffice Building, Concord. School Choice supporters are needed to attend and if possible, testify in support of this bill. Please let me know if you are interested in participating.
SB131 - 21st Century Scholars Fund:
· Please contact the representatives on the House Education Committee and ask them to vote in favor of SB131. See attached listing of House Education members and note their voting record on the recently failed school choice bill HB1707. To contact the committee members, cut and paste the following email list:
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