Dems say Sununu’s school plan falls flat
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“The reality is, the schools in New Hampshire are in crisis,” New Hampshire Sen. Cindy Rosenwald, D-Nashua, said Monday afternoon in response to Gov. Chris Sununu’s funding proposal for public education.
Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess plans to hike education spending from $146.9 million in fiscal year 2019 to $150.7 million in FY 2020. The proposed budget shows Donchess will use $81.9 million in fiscal year 2020 to pay full-time school employees, which is an increase from, $76.9 million this year.
Still, state legislators representing the Gate City want more. Rosenwald was joined by Sen. Melanie Levesque and Rep. Laura Damphousse Telerski, both D-Nashua, in front of Mount Pleasant Elementary School. There, they spoke to the importance of public schools, and what this
proposed budget could mean for educational opportunities for children in Nashua. The New Hampshire Democratic Party also hosted other press conferences during the day in Keene and Lebanon.