Lawsuit Challenges NH School Funding Formula - NECN
New Hampshire

New Hampshire

The latest news from around the state

Lawsuit Challenges NH School Funding Formula



    Lawsuit Challenges NH School Funding Formula
    NBC 5 News

    Two decades after a series of court decisions that said New Hampshire has a duty to provide and pay for an adequate education, a school district has sued the state, saying that hasn't been accomplished.

    New Hampshire Public Radio reports the ConVal School District names the state, the Department of Education, Gov. Chris Sununu and Commissioner Frank Edelblut as defendants in the suit filed Wednesday.

    The lawsuit says the current price tag for a base "adequate education," $3,636.06, doesn't reflect accurate costs for facilities, transportation, and teacher salaries and benefits.

    The complaint references a series of New Hampshire Supreme Court decisions from the 1990s called the Claremont cases.

    NBC Sports - Boston

    The Attorney General's office, which represents the state, declined to comment, saying it hadn't seen the suit yet.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android