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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
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."  

Specialist in Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (SAIF)

507.19 and 614.08 Rulemaking Register

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.

February 20, 2018

1:00 pm

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

Robotics Education Fund Ed 1410 The purpose of the robotics education fund is to motivate public school and chartered public school students in New Hampshire to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while building critical life and work-related skills.

December 14, 2017

1:30 pm

Alternative Education and Career and Technical Education Ed 1300 govern 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.

November 9, 2017

10:00 am

Proposed Interim Rules

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


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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