Fiscal Committee AGAIN Denies Public Charter School Grant

Granite Staters for Education Reform

Fiscal Committee decision to again deny $46mm grant ‘very disappointing’ to Granite Staters for Education Reform

For Immediate Release – 14 Feb 2020

Contact Chris Maidment 603.824.3824

The decision today by the Fiscal Committee to again deny a $46 million federal grant by tabling the proposal is extremely disappointing to the Granite Staters for Education Reform, a group of parents and educators advocating for expanded education opportunities in New Hampshire.

Chairman Christopher Maidment said “It’s very disappointing. The Department of Education released a report showing Public Charter Schools could save taxpayers at least $60 million over the next decade if this grant is adopted.”

“Giving students twice the opportunities to attend a charter school, while saving taxpayers money is a win-win,” he continued.  “The democrats on the fiscal committee continue to play politics with the future of our students’ opportunities and that is unacceptable.”

“Governor Sununu’s administration has done everything they can to expand opportunities for students in New Hampshire.  This is just the latest example of the Democrats thwarting and delaying expanded choice for families and students.”