Governor Reaches Agreement with Senate President, House Speaker Regarding Education Funding Amendment Language, Seven Points That Constitute Goals Of The Amendment
CONCORD – Gov. John Lynch today announced his support for an education funding constitutional amendment, which is also supported by the Senate President and House Speaker. The Governor, Speaker and Senate President also agreed to seven points that constitute their goals of the amendment.
“This amendment meets the goals I have articulated and will allow us to put in place the best possible education funding formula for our schools and our children,” Gov. Lynch said.
The seven points agreed upon that constitute the goals of the amendment are:
The language of the agreed upon amendment follows:
[Art.] 5-c [Public Education]. In fulfillment of the provisions with respect to education set forth in Part II, Article 83, the legislature shall have the responsibility to maintain a system of public elementary and secondary education and to mitigate local disparities in educational opportunity and fiscal capacity. In furtherance thereof, the Legislature shall have the full power and authority to make reasonable standards for elementary and secondary public education and standards of accountability and to determine the amount of, and the methods of raising and distributing, state funding for public education.
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