Senator Kahn Advocates for School Funding
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3375
CONCORD – Today, in a party line vote, Senate Republicans supported the committee recommendation of Inexpedient to Legislate on SB 426, Senator Jay Kahn’s (D-Keene) bill to require the commissioner of education to use the highest of the average daily membership in residence for school years 2020, 2021, and 2022 in calculating adequate education grants for fiscal year 2023.
After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Jay Kahn (D-Keene) issued the following statement:
“If we take away nothing else from our debates on public school funding this session, take away this, we need to agree upon a rational approach to funding and distributing state aid to public schools. Our schools are facing a $34 million reduction in state funding from FY22 to FY23 which is only exacerbated by the patchwork of education funding sources that are continuously being picked away at. We need to recognize that as a legislative body, we need a public school state funding distribution methodology that is better for our kids, our property tax payers, and our public schools.”