Senate to offer additional ed aid to poor towns

Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, left inset, makes the case for additional grants to help school districts make security upgrades.

CONCORD — Responding to pleas from lawmakers from property-poor towns, Senate President Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, said he would sweeten the education aid package attached to a proposed two-year state budget.

The changes will add another $11.5 million in annual grants to the plan, which already would increase grants by $156.9 million in 2024-25, Bradley said.