FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2019
Gray supports NH acceptance of $46 million federal grant, disappointed in fiscal committee decision
CONCORD, NH – Today, the Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee tabled an item along party lines that would have provided $46 million in federal funds for public charter schools. Senator James Gray (R-Rochester) issued the following statement:
“Tabling $46 million in federal funds to provide an adequate education for New Hampshire children is short-sighted and disappointing,” said Senator James Gray (R-Rochester). “There are children in Rochester and across the state who would benefit from an increase in funding for new educational opportunities. Commissioner Edelblut satisfactorily answered all the questions how this will help Granite State children, but it is clear my democratic colleagues’ blind distaste for alternative education programs got the best of them.”
“I hope in the future we can work in a bipartisan manner for all the children of New Hampshire and provide them with the best education possible,” Gray added.