- Associated Press - Friday, February 12, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A bill before lawmakers in New Hampshire would allow school boards to send students in towns without a public school for their grade to an approved non-religious private school.

The Valley News reports (http://bit.ly/1TgjzRM ) the legislation would allow the Croydon School Board to continue sending children to private school using taxpayer money. The school board has been battling state officials over school choice.

The Croydon Village School only runs through fourth grade, at which point students are sent to neighboring towns’ schools, including private schools. State officials say the practice violates state law and has tried to stop Croydon from paying the school with public money.

A hearing for a permanent injunction on the practice is set for March.

The bill is in the House Education Committee.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

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