School Funding 101 Forum

The Rochester School Board invites you to attend a School Funding 101 Forum.

October 10, 2018 6 to 8 p.m. in the Spaulding High School Auditorium

“The current state funding system allows for children in school districts with more valuable real estate to benefit from higher per-pupil spending, while their parents pay property taxes at much lower rates.” – Attorney John Tobin

Students and taxpayers in property poor towns do not get their fair share of limited education funding in New Hampshire. The Claremont lawsuits that challenged the state’s school funding mechanism were intended to remedy that but inequities remain.  In fact, after an initial improvement, the tax burden on property poor towns has returned to about what it was before the lawsuit.

Executive Councilor Andy Volinsky and retired head of New Hampshire Legal Assistance John Tobin, two of the Claremont attorneys, are traveling the State holding forums in which they educate citizens and local leadership about how the combination of, primarily, local property taxes, with a little additional state and federal funding school funding finances our schools.  They make the funding system as it exists today understandable and show how it is not fair to New Hampshire’s property poor towns and taxpayers.

Andy and John’s “School Funding 101” forums are a great opportunity to understand New Hampshire school funding and discuss with fellow citizens and two of the most knowledgeable and clear education funding experts in the State.

Highly successful forums in Pittsfield, Derry, Newton and Berlin have been completed with hundreds in attendance and many questions answered.

Rochester: 6:00 to 8:00 PM, October 10 at Spalding High School, 130 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH.  

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