New Legislation: HB 354 and HB 329

There are two new pieces of legislation concerning school districts.  HB 329, effective April 21, 2017, provides for municipal ratification of meetings and elections scheduled to occur March 14, 2017 which were postponed due to the blizzard.

Additionally, HB 354, effective April 27, 2017, appropriates funds for additional adequate education grants to several municipalities for costs incurred in fiscal year 2016. Pursuant to the bill, the commissioner of the department of education shall disburse a lump sum to each municipality as follows:

Atkinson $46,558

Bedford $4,287,533

Chatham $21,547

Dublin $17,327

Dunbarton $146,459

Durham $1,778

East Kingston $39,421

Ellsworth $7,437

Gilmanton $100,530

Grantham $505,094

Greenland $3,270

Hampton Falls $137,679

Hooksett $224,712

Kensington $176,976

Newfields $6,220

Nottingham $49,371

Orford $9,262

Pelham $73,521

South Hampton $20,444

Stoddard $22,879

Stratham $244,613

Surry $764

Sutton $92,646

Windham $2,829,003



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