N.H. town's school board sues state over new kindergarten mandate

01/8/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

The New Hampshire Legislature in 2007 for the first time required schools to offer kindergarten, but one district's school board is fighting back. "What public kindergarten amounts to is an unfunded state mandate, which is illegal according to state law," said David Alukonis, Hudson school board chairman. "The state will pay $1,200 per student, and we don't think that's enough."

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