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Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of Rules

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Initial Proposals (Approved by State Board) Public Hearing
Public Hearing Location: State Board Room at the NH Department of Education
Digital Learning Specialist Ed 507.22, Ed 612.19 currently titled Education Technology Integrator TBA
Approval Of Nonpublic Schools Ed 400  
Basic Academic Skills and Subject Area Assessment Ed 513.01 Rulemaking Register
This proposal readopts with amendment Ed 513.01 on the basic academic skills and subject area assessment for initial teacher certification under one of the alternatives in Ed 505. The amendment addresses the testing requirements for candidates seeking initial teacher certification in a career and technical education specialty area under Alternative 4 in Ed 505.04 or Alternative 5 in Ed 505.05. Ed 513.01(a) is amended to point to an exception in the new Ed 513.01(b). The new Ed 513.01(b) provides the requirements for an alternative to a passing grade on the required content knowledge exam.

May 10, 2018

12:00 pm

Middle Level and Upper Level Mathematics Teacher Ed 507.25, Ed 507.26, 507.27, Ed 612.17, Ed 612.18 TBA

Professional Education Requirements


Guiding Principles: The Code of Ethics for New Hampshire Educators

This proposal seeks to add a new competency in the area of professional ethics to the professional education requirements in Ed 610.02 for educators going through an approved educator preparation program as well as for educators in Ed 505.07 seeking certification through an alternative route listed in Ed 505.03, 505.04 or 505.05.  This proposal adds Ed 505.07(e)(1) stating that educators are required to adhere to ethical principles and professional norms outlined in a new document titled “Guiding Principles: The Code of Ethics for New Hampshire Educators”.  This document will be part of a public hearing.  In addition, this proposal adds Ed 505.07(e)(2) which requires all educators to adhere to the new principles of professional conduct being added to Ed 510 in a separate proposal.

The existing Ed 610.02 has been amended to strike all of the language that is identical in Ed 505.07 and simply references back to Ed 505.07(a) - (e).

April 12,2018

1:30 pm

Certification Standards for Educators on Code of Professional Conduct, Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings and Denial of Certification

Ed 501.01 specifies the purpose of the rules in Ed 500 on certification standards for educational personnel. It is being readopted with amendment to include the development and administration of a code of ethics and a code of conduct for educators as being within the statutory responsibilities of the State Board of Education.

Ed 501.02 on definitions is being readopted with amendment to clarify existing definitions as well as add definitions for terms not previously defined.

Ed 502.01 on confidentiality of educator certification records is being readopted with amendment to add “and revocation, if applicable” to Ed 502.01(a)(3) on credential status information available to the general public.

Part Ed 510 currently addresses disciplinary proceedings but will now specify, and be titled, “Principles of Professional Conduct.” Four new sections have been added to the beginning of this part, and the current Ed 510.01 titled “Duty to Report” is being readopted with amendment and renumbered as Ed 510.05 to clarify these procedures. Current sections Ed 510.02 through Ed 510.04 are being readopted with amendments and renumbered in Part Ed 511. The existing Ed 510.05 on voluntary surrender of a credential is being repealed.

A new Part Ed 511 is being proposed, which will be titled “Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings” which will contain a new Ed 511.01 on investigations and the current Ed 510.02 through Ed 510.04 which are being readopted with amendments and renumbered as sections within Ed 511 as described above. The existing Ed 511.03 on grounds for reinstatement is being readopted with amendment and renumbered as Ed 511.05.

The existing Part Ed 511 on denial, suspension, or revocation of certified personnel is being renumbered as Part Ed 512, and the title has been changed to “Denial of Certification.” Part Ed 511 will contain the current Ed 508.07 and Ed 511.01 on denial and grounds for denial, which are being readopted with amendments and renumbered as Ed 512.01 and Ed 512.02. The existing Ed 511.02 through Ed 511.06 on grounds for suspension or revocation, effects of certificate surrender, investigations, and due process for denial are being repealed.
The existing Ed 512 on the professional development master plan and certification and Ed 513 on requirements for initial certification are being renumbered as Ed 513 and Ed 514.

April 12, 2018

1:00 pm

Definitions and Personnel Standards Ed 1102.01 (y) (z), (aa), 1102.03 and Ed 1113.12 is being amended to strike the definitions and requirements pertaining to "highly qualified teachers (HQT)" and "core academic subjects "which are a result of changes in federal requirements.  
Special Education Aid Ed 1128 is part of the Special Education Ed 1100 rules, specifically Ed 1128, currently called "Special Education Catastrophic Aid" is being readopted with amendment to strike the term "catastrophic aid" pursuant to HB 517 (Chapter 156 of the Laws of 2017) which was passed last legislative session. The term "special education aid" will be replacing "catastrophic aid."  
Manifest Educational Hardship Ed 320 the intended action of this proposed rule is to adopt a rule pursuant to RSA 193:3 relative to manifest educational hardship and related issues which affect a child's attendance at school. This rule outlines how each school district shall establish a policy consistent with this rule, which shall allow a school board, with the recommendation of the superintendent, to take appropriate action including, but not limited to, assignment to a public school in another district when manifest educational hardship is shown. The prior rule was an interim rule which expired 1-12-17. The language of the rule has been updated from the expired rule to reflect current practices. An annotated copy showing changes from the expired rule is available.

December 14, 2017

1:00 pm

Proposed Interim Rules

None at this time    
Final Proposals (To Be Approved By State Board) Public Hearing

Specialist in Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (SAIF)


Ed 507.19 contains the certification requirements for Specialist in Assessment of intellectual functioning (SAIF), and Ed 614.08 contains the requirements for the Specialist in Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (SAIF) Preparation Program. These rules outline competencies consistent with current standards and practice in the field. These rules were recently revised and adopted on January 26, 2017. Upon implementation of the rules the Department found errors in the wording of Ed 507.19(a). The placement of the word “or” after (a)(3) suggests that a candidate could qualify for certification having only met one of the criterion listed in that section. Ed 614.08 is being amended to point to Ed 507.19(b) as has been the practice with all credentialing rules going forward in the past year.


Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education Ed 1300 governs all aspects of career and technical education centers as well as transportation and tuition costs for both alternative education and career and technical education programs. The rules in the existing chapter Ed 1300 on alternative education programs and the existing Chapter Ed 1400 on career and technical education are being combined and readopted with amendment as Ed 1300. In other words, the existing Chapter Ed 1400 is being eliminated but most of the requirements will remain in the combined Ed 1300. The rules have been condensed to include only areas in which the State Board has rule making authority. See the Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education link to the left for additional information.

JLCAR Hearing

March 16, 2018

LOB - Legislative Office Building North State Street
Concord, NH

Proposed Rules for Adoption
None at this time    

Adopted Rules

The text of an adopted rule is posted here after the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules votes on the rule and the State Board adopts the rule but before the publication of the rule.
Ed 507.29 and Ed 612.23 Science Teacher, General Requirements
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.51 and Ed 612.34 Physical Science Teacher for Grades 7-12
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.33 and Ed 612.27 Physics Teacher for Grades 7-12
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.32 and Ed 612.26 Chemistry Teacher for Grades 7-12
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.31 and Ed 612.25 Life Science Teacher for Grades 7-12
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.30 and Ed 612.24 Earth and Space Science Teacher for Grades 7-12
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.28 and Ed 612.22 Science Teacher for Grades 5-8
Effective 1/11/2018
Ed 507.27, Ed 507.54, Ed 612.28, Ed 612.29

Social Studies Teacher for Grades 5-12 and 5-8
Effective 1/11/2018

Ed 505.05, 507.52 and 612.33

Computer Science Educator
Effective 11/14/2017

Ed 507.24, 507.53, 612.05, and 612.35 English Language Arts Teacher for Grades 5-12 and 5-8
Effective 11/14/2017
Ed 504.07, 504.08, 504.09, 512.07, 306.12, 508.06, 509.01, and

School Nurse
Effective 11/14/2017

Published Rules

Administrative Rules and Table of Content

Rulemaking Process

DOE Rulemaking Process

New Hampshire Rulemaking Process Under RSA 541-A

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