NH Senate Republican Caucus - Democrats uphold veto of Common Core bill, blocking local control of school standards.

Avard disappointed by sustained veto on Common Core bill

Concord, NH – Today, the veto of SB 101, a bill that would have prohibited the Department of Education and the State Board of Education from requiring local school districts across the state from implementing Common Core standards, was upheld in the Senate.

Senator Kevin Avard released the following statement after the vote.

“This legislation, SB 101, would have guaranteed the authority of local school districts in deciding to adopt federal education curriculum, known as Common Core,” said Senator Kevin Avard (R- Nashua).

“I am disappointed that the veto of this legislation because it limits the ability for local school districts to make decisions on behalf of their students’ education, opening the door for mandated state and federal programs to be implemented without their authorization or control,” said Avard.