Judge Groff makes order relative to Payments to New Hampshire School Districts

For Immediate Release

Steve Young 603432-4800 seyoung@imageability.com

Nathan Greenberg 603 432-6920 x103 ngreenberg@londonderry.org

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March 30,2006

Ju dge Groff makes order relative to Payments to New HampshireSchool Districts

This week the court took action on a request from the Officeof the New Hampshire Attorney General to assure that the final payment of HB616is distributed on April 1st. Attorneys for New Hampshire Communities for Adequate Funding ofEducation consented to the request, that paymentscontinue under HB616 until a final decision is issued by the Supreme Court.

“We care about an adequate education for all thestudents in New Hampshire.” said Steve Young , Chairmanof the Londonderry School Board. “Our goal is a solution to the school funding problem not creatingfurther fiscal problems for school districts.”

Nate Greenberg, Superintendent of Londonderry Schools,added, "We agreed to the stay because it’s never been about themoney, rather the State needs to do what the constitution requires: define,cost out, and provide funding. It’s not rocket science!"

Member communities are still hopeful that the State can workon the problem without further delay. The time is now to devote our collective efforts to education not morelitigation. There still is time inthis session for the Legislature to pass a law that defines, costs out, fundsand ensures delivery of an adequate education. NHCafe stands ready to assist in any waythe Legislature believes would be helpful.

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The (Order 05-E-257 City of Nashua v. State of New Hampshireand 05-E-406 Londonderry School District SAU#12, ET AL. v State of NewHampshire) can be downloaded at our web log www.NHcafe.org/blog