SB 141 (2023)
Limit EFAs to current public school students, remove students from EFAs if family income rises above threshold
Limits eligibility for the education freedom account (EFA) program to students who are currently attending a New Hampshire public school for a minimum of one year or who are entering kindergarten or first grade. This bill also requires an annual income eligibility determination for a student to continue to receive funds through the Education Freedom Account (EFA) program. The current EFA program allows students in families below 300% of the poverty level to spend the state's per-pupil share of education funding on private and home school expenses. This bill would make a student ineligible for the program in future years if the family's income rose above 300% of the federal poverty level. Lastly, this bill requires an annual report on the number of students participating in the program in each school district.