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SB 3: Pension reform (Hearing Feb. 25, 2011)

posted Feb 18, 2011, 6:38 PM by Amherst Education Association Communications

SB 3 (click here) proposes changes that would apply to both new hires *AND* current members of the NH Retirement System with fewer than 10 years of service (non-vested). These changes essentially mean you would pay more (right now and for the rest of your career), earn less (right now, for the rest of your career, and when you retire), and work longer. This bill contains many of the changes proposed in House bills, although some House legislation goes drastically beyond this proposal.

HB 39 - Eliminates Art, Music, Health, World Language, and Technology from the definition of an adequate education.

posted Feb 18, 2011, 6:33 PM by Amherst Education Association Communications   [ updated Feb 18, 2011, 6:45 PM ]

House Bill 39 (sponsor: Rep. Boehm, Hillsborough 27) would remove Art, Music, Health, World Language, and Technology from the state's definition of an adequate education.

As such, those subjects would no longer be required to be offered in NH schools, nor would the state have any obligation to fund those subjects. Any district that wished to offer those subjects would do so entirely on their own, and would also fund those subjects entirely on their own.

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