In a strong bipartisan vote, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to approve HB299 and refer it to the House Finance Committee. This is a great victory for the children of New Hampshire.
HB299 will now go to the House Finance Committee, where it is expected to receive strong bipartisan support. The bill should move quickly to the Senate for approval before being signed by the Governor.
The Center for Innovative Schools applauds New Hampshire's legislators from both parties for their commitment to increasing options in public education.
The Governor's commitment to public charter schools and the passing of HB299 set the stage for exciting new possibilities for New Hampshire's students and will help the state to retain over $5.2 million in federal startup funds.