New Hampshire School Choice Program Opens to Religious Schools
The Granite State just got a bit more free for religious parents. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law last week that will expand a state school choice program to include religious schools.
New Hampshire—like Vermont and Maine—allows school districts without the funds to run their own schools to pay for students to attend other public or private schools in the area. But until last week, school districts could not pay for students to attend “sectarian” religious schools.
This new measure amends the state’s tuitioning program by striking out the requirement that participating schools be nonsectarian.
“If there is no public school for the child’s grade in the resident district, the school board may contract with another public school in another school district or with any private school that has been approved as a school tuition program by the school board,” the law will now state. “The district may either assign all children to schools that have been approved as a school tuition program, or allow each child’s parent to choose a school from among schools that have been approved as a schoo
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