Policy Brief: SB 193 Creating a universal voucher program in New Hampshire

Senate Bill 193 would establish a statewide Education Freedom Savings Account program, where a parent or guardian signs a contract with an independent scholarship organization to receive a voucher of up to 90% of the state adequacy funding per pupil (about $3,600 plus differentiated aid).

If passed, the program is expected to cost the state between $38 million to $76 million in additional state funding, plus any costs to local districts. There are a number of financial, administrative, operational, and academic concerns with the bill laid out in the brief below.

SB 193 passed the Senate and was retained in the House Education Committee.

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SB 193: Establishing a universal voucher program for New Hampshire