A big set back, but this isn’t over. The bill will now head to the House Finance Committee before it heads back to the House and then the Senate. Keep contacting your Reps and Senators and let them know VOUCHERS ARE THE WRONG CHOICE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE!
A Call to Action!
Your action is desperately needed. NH Senate Bill 193 (the school voucher scheme) will be voted on January 3rd, 2018 by the NH House of Representatives. Make no mistake about it, this bill will wreak havoc on school budgets and negatively impact students and teachers. Please share this information on social media and in your conversations. SEA has a new facebook page so please like the page and share the information on it with your friends.
You have a voice and can have a hand in defeating this bill by calling your state representative. Call, email or send a postcard your local representatives and tell them to vote NO on SB193. (Choose your town and click your reps’ name to get their phone number, email and address) Here are instructions to send postcards and attached here are talking points and facts regarding the bill.
A phone call has the most impact, emails are helpful as well as direct mailings.
We encourage our members to stand up in the House and speak against this bill. They’re more emboldened when they can say thousands of constituents have contacted them urging them to speak out and vote no. Don’t let this opportunity to be heard pass you by.
John Croteau and SEA Representatives
The bill will head to the House Finance Committee and a full House vote in January of the new year. The vouchers are back again, this time in the form of “savings accounts” that will divert up to $5,100 in state aid to families for private or home schooling (including religious schools) Get your protest shoes laced up, we have marching to do.
“Vouchers” are back with a new name and branding. The result would be the same for public education however. Click here to read the story from Reaching Higher NH.
Welcome back SAUs 21 & 90! As usual, the summer sped by and another school year awaits. SEA created two of these banners to welcome students and staff for a fantastic start to the 2017-18 year. You’ll see them on Thursday at WHS/Marston School for our first meetings. See you then! 🙌
Congratulations Winnacunnet High School!
The Seacoast Education Association would like to congratulate Winnacunnet High School faculty, staff, and administration on being awarded the 2017 New Hampshire High School of Excellence award. The award is given annually by the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Program to recognize New Hampshire schools and individuals who meet high standards of excellence. Receiving this honor is an affirmation of the tremendous teaching and learning that happens at Winnacunnet.
This award is the culmination of the efforts of the Winnacunnet faculty, staff and administration, working with a singular focus to deliver high quality educational experiences for all students.
However, the honor also belongs to the Winnacunnet community for their support and trust. For that, we thank you for allowing us to do what we do best which is to educate your children. The school of excellence award reflects the value and respect our community places on education. Therefore, this award belongs to the entire Winnacunnet community.
Seacoast Education Association
After much debate and careful consideration, the SEA executive board voted to recommend the following candidates to our members: