Communities Want N.H. to Improve Education Funding, Consider Another Lawsuit. 2018
Communities Want N.H. to Improve Education Funding, Consider Another Lawsuit
JUN 14, 2018 | NH Public Radio
It was standing room only in the lecture hall in Pittsfield Middle School. More than 100 people from Berlin, Franklin, Keene and elsewhere listened as Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky described the history of how the state has funded public education. The main topic was tension over how much money the state sends to local districts.
When he got to the list of lawsuits against the state on the issue, that’s when hands started popping up…..
Stefne Ricci* is a junior at Pittsfield High School. That district has also had to cut positions and programs in the last few years—in part because of insufficient state support.
“I have to deal with the money that’s given so that’s impacting my education which then impacts my entire life,” she said, “and it affects everyone in Pittsfield lives because they’re on the lower spectrum when it comes to school funding.”
*Stefne Ricci is a Youth Leader with Pittsfield Listens’ Pittsfield Youth Voice in it Together (PYViiT)