Hopes for charter school expansion receive boost
The year started with a boycott in place on any new charters, imposed by the state Board of Education, which cited a lack of funding. Gov. Maggie Hassan proposed $18 million in her budget to fund the opening of new charter schools and allow expansion at many of the 18 charter schools that now serve New Hampshire students.
Federal money available
In addition to the state funding likely to be approved when the full House and Senate vote on the budget Wednesday, federal money is on the table. The New Hampshire Center for Innovative Schools received a $2.7 million grant to help charter schools start in August of this year, with another $2.5 million for the fall of 2014.
The four most likely locations are those whose applications have been in the pipeline for the past year with the Board of Education. They include:
• The Seacoast High School for the Arts in the Exeter area, grades 9-12, with 100 students;
• The Innovative Futures Technical Academy in Dover, grades 8-12, with a projected enrollment of 75.
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