To NH Parents, Taxpayers & School board members:
SB81 and SB82 restore local control and reign in the over-reach we are seeing from the Commissioner and the NH Board of Education members. (note: all are POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS and are NOT elected)
It’s important for school board members to CONTACT the NH SBA and make sure they are at the hearings next week to offer testimony supporting both bills. Remember WE pay the salaries of the NH School Boards Administration through our taxes that go into the School Budget and is paid through dues. (Check your school budget for a line item of Dues paid to the New Hampshire School Boards Association)
SB81 essentially allows the NH BOE to make rules AFTER the people have spoken through their legislators. ie…instead of the BOE taking what the NH DOE hands them from the US DOE and implements RULES, instead they will have to listen to the PEOPLE.
That’s a simple one if you go and look at Ed.306 (over 90 pages of RULES) that came from the NH Board of Ed last year. Within that 90 pages plus you can clearly see the Obama Ed agenda now put into rules schools must follow.
It’s important that EVERYONE again, supports this legislation and request the NHSBA to also support it.
SB82 is similar. It reigns in the APPOINTED Commissioner of Ed. She is NOT ELECTED and her power is limited in Statute. She does NOT speak for the people and should not be acting as if she guides the Superintendents. WE hire them through our ELECTED local board members and WE PAY THEIR SALARIES.
Private meetings with Superintendents where NO notes are taken and nothing is public violates the public trust and is an over-reach.
It’s important that EVERYONE contact the Senate Ed Members and request that the NHSBA do the same.