Schools Get Funding Increase With NH Budget

The two-year state compromise budget signed by the Governor in September increased school funding by $138 million over two years – close to the $140 million boost that Democrats proposed in 2019.

The budget restored stabilization aid to original levels, which the state had been cutting annually, and it provided funding for full-day kindergarten and additional aid to poor districts. Many parts of the new education aid include one-time funds.

Meanwhile, the state’s education funding formula, which historically allocated money in the form of “adequacy aid” to school districts, is the subject of a lawsuit now headed to the state Supreme Court.