CONCORD – The House Republican Alliance (HRA) today issued a statement on the passage of HB 435, a bill that allows additional funding for charter public schools students. This bill increases funding to 50% of the most recent available statewide average.
“This is a win-win for the charter school students who have been grossly underfunded for years. It is a first step in the legislative process in assuring the increase in funding for charter school students.” Stated Rep. Al Baldasaro- Londonderry.
“Increase in funding may attract more charter schools around the state, and especially in the north country. Four charter schools have been closed in the past year, all due to lack of funding,” commented Rep. Ralph Boehm- Litchfield. “There are many types of charter schools in the state that appeal to a wide variety of needs for our students. This bill will help students by providing more choice in education and needed funding for the schools that fit their needs.”