NH Panel’s School Building Aid Report Due Tuesday

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A legislative panel’s interim report on New Hampshire’s school construction aid program is due Tuesday but don’t look for a recommendation to suspend state aid anytime soon.

The special committee voted earlier this month to ask lawmakers to consider suspending aid but not before June 30. Committee members agreed that withdrawing state aid now could doom projects that would be considered this spring because the state pays up to 60 percent of the project costs.

The committee is studying changes to the cash-strapped aid program and its inequities, such as helping poorer districts that have a harder time getting local support for projects than wealthier districts.

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