There are over 30 bills heading our way that impact important education issues. Two are regarding home education and the majority are hostile to the new Education Freedom Account (EFA) program. There are a couple re driver education that families may wish to follow, too. GSHE will focus on the two that impact home education.
We encourage GSHE members join our Facebook group, GSHE Action, where we focus exclusively on news, legislation, and issues that impact homeschool freedom.
It's very important that homeschoolers stay informed and make a commitment to be engaged. What does that mean? That means following along in GSHE Action where we will give you all the inside information and tips to support and defend homeschool freedom. It means you will need to send multiple emails to committee members, maybe call them, and try to attend public hearings (likely in-person in Concord now that the State of Emergency is lifted).
The key to success is YOU. Don't be passive here, hoping someone else will send a brief email or make that call. This will impact your children for years to come and you need to make it happen. GSHE will help you, but we can't do it by ourselves.
GSHE will equip you with the information and tools you'll need to be effective and move home ed freedom forward.
Below is the list of bills filed to date so you can see what's coming in 2022. As mentioned, GSHE will focus only on the two bills that impact home education, but we recognize there are others that will be important to you. We will also continue to monitor the state website to get the senate LSRs as they're released and provide text links to these bills as that becomes available.
Bookmark the NH General Court website. It is the key to following everything in Concord.
GSHE recently published a Make a Difference page that gives you lots of ways to get involved and help share news and information about home education with your friends, neighbors, and the NH general community. We also published handy information that will help members engage in legislation. One page has contact information for the Senate and House Education Committee members and another explains the legislative process so you know how bills flow through from beginning to end and explains some common terms.
We have a great opportunity to expand home ed freedom and improve the lives of homeschooling families and students. I hope you'll be a part of it.
2022 Legislation of Interest
|Patrick Long, Linda Massimilla, Dan Wolf, Bonnie Ham, James Allard
|requiring parents of public school students to submit a survey when electing an education freedom account
|Sherry Frost, Stephen Woodcock, Jaci Grote, Sue Mullen
|relative to the state board of education rules for credit for alternative, extended learning, and work-based programs
|requiring a performance audit of the department of education, education freedom account program
|Jason Osborne, Kevin Avard, Michael Moffett, Howard Pearl, Bob Greene, Michael Yakubovich, Judy Aron, Gregg Hough, Aidan Ankarberg
|relative to driver education
|David Watters, John Reagan, Rick Ladd, Glenn Cordelli, Mark McLean, James Spillane, Michael Moffett, Kevin Verville
|relative to the definition of a child with a disability for purposes of special education
|Sharon Carson, Kenneth Weyler, Jeanine Notter, Ruth Ward, Robert Healey
|relative to notice to a chartered public school of a special education services meeting
|relative to the provision of special education services by chartered public schools
|Carol McGuire, Jason Osborne, Gregory Hill, Michael Moffett, Alicia Lekas, Tony Piemonte, Deborah Hobson
|relative to eligibility for the education tax credit
|Marjorie Smith, Paul Berch, Mel Myler, Linda Tanner, Mary Heath, Patricia Cornell, Jay Kahn, Stephen Woodcock, Arthur Ellison, Sue Mullen, Suzanne Prentiss
|relative to the source of funds for education freedom accounts
|relative to special education services for children in chartered public schools
|requiring the department of education to administer the education freedom account program
|relative to verification of eligible students under the education freedom account program
|relative to funds of the education freedom account program after termination of a student's participation and responsibilities of the scholarship organization
|relative to student participation in the education freedom accounts program and relative to administration of the program
|Robert Renny Cushing, Marjorie Porter, Mary Heath, Arthur Ellison, Sue Mullen
|relative to participation in the education freedom accounts program by students with disabilities
|relative to requirements for home education students
|relative to driver education and the driver training fund
|Marjorie Porter, Mel Myler, Mary Heath, Patricia Cornell, Stephen Woodcock, Arthur Ellison, Catherin Rombeau
|relative to education service providers under the education freedom accounts program
|relative to unique pupil identification for pupils in the education freedom accounts program
|relative to eligibility criteria for education freedom accounts
|relative to misuse of education freedom account funds
|Marjorie Smith, Richard Ames
|relative to liability as taxable income of education freedom account payments
|relative to transfers of adequate education grants under the education freedom account program
|repealing the education freedom account program
|authorizing any taxpayer to initiate a private cause of action for misuse or fraud involving education freedom account funds
|limiting education freedom account funding to budgeted amounts
|requiring the scholarship organization to refer suspected cases of misuse of funds or fraud in the education freedom account program to the attorney general
|Robert Renny Cushing, Mel Myler, Mary Heath, Arthur Ellison, Sue Mullen
|relative to record of educational attainment under the educational freedom account program
|Marjorie Porter, Suzanne Vail, Mary Heath, Constance Van Houten, Sue Mullen
|relative to education service providers under the education freedom account program
|relative to student eligibility under the education freedom account program
|Kenneth Weyler, Rick Ladd, Glenn Cordelli
|establishing an education freedom account program administrator in the department of education and making an appropriation therefor
|Mel Myler, Stephen Woodcock, Arthur Ellison, Sue Mullen
|prohibiting the department of education and the state board of education from directing or limiting school instructional options, such as remote learning
|relative to dual and concurrent enrollment for career technical education center students
|relative to the authority to offer multiple education instruction options
|Lou D'Allesandro, David Watters, Donna Soucy, Kevin Cavanaugh, Tom Sherman, Cindy Rosenwald, Suzanne Prentiss, Rebecca Whitley, Rebecca Perkins Kwoka
|repealing the education freedom account program
|Lou D'Allesandro, David Watters, Donna Soucy, Marjorie Smith, Mel Myler, David Luneau, Jay Kahn, Kevin Cavanaugh, Cindy Rosenwald, Suzanne Prentiss, Rebecca Whitley, Rebecca Perkins Kwoka
|relative to participation in the education freedom account program
Granite State Home Educators (GSHE) is a 501c4, all-volunteer statewide grassroots organization created to support and empower families who wish to actively direct their children’s education through home education.