Policy decisions affect you and your students every day. We’ll keep you informed.

NHASCD follows the work and actions of the New Hampshire Board of Education and the New Hampshire State Legislature.

Here are a few bills that may be of interest to you:

  • HB 111 – (Passed on May 16, 2019) Establish a committee to study the effect of the opioid crisis, substance misuse, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and domestic violence as a cause of posttraumatic stress disorder syndrome (PTSD) and other mental health and behavioral problems in NH children and students,  Sponsors:  S. Shurtleff, M Mulligan, P. Campion, M. Walz, L. Weber, M. Heath, L. Tanner, K. Rice, Ti Smith, s. Carson, M. Hennessey.  Status:  In Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
  • HB 226 – Reduces from 5 to 3 the consecutive years of teaching required for a teacher to be entitled to notification and a hearing if the teacher is not reappointed.  Sponsors: (Prime) Constance Van Houten, Brian Sullivan, Donald Bouchard, Heidi Hamer. Status:  In Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee.
  • HB 258 – Establishing a committee to study teacher preparation and education programs.  Sponsors:  M. Heath, C. Van Houten, P. Cornell  Status:  In Senate Education and Workforce Development Committee.
  • HB 719 – Establishing the position of school nurse coordinator in the department of education and making an appropriation therefor.  Sponsors:  P. Champion, J Martin, L Tanner, S. Berrien, M. Heath, S. Chandley

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