Governor Sununu Vetoes HB 1454, Weakens Local Control of School Curriculum and Alternative Learning

Contact Name: Sara Persechino

Phone: (603) 271-3479

Email: Sara.Persechino@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD - Today, Governor Sununu vetoed HB 1454, a bill to establish a process for the application, vetting, and approval of alternative learning credits.

Senator Jeanne Dietsch (D-Peterborough) issued the following statement in response:

“The Governor frequently states that he supports quality education, yet he has just vetoed the bill that would provide local oversight of educational quality. Instead, he has mandated that every high school in the state accept credits approved through a superficial process with no ongoing oversight. It means that high schools must give credit for programs that may not meet district standards, with no opportunity to assess student mastery. The Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules issued a final objection to this plan last spring. Three members of the State Board of Education voted against the rules, as well. I will continue to fight for local control of credits so that every New Hampshire child has access to a comprehensive, quality education."

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