To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate funds in the amount of $45,600 to provide child benefit services, in accordance with RSA 189:49, for students who are residents of the Hampton School District and attend Sacred Heart School located in Hampton, New Hampshire. BY PETITION. (Majority vote required).
What it means: Sacred Heart School is a private school in town. 48 Hampton residents attend Sacred Heart as opposed to attending the Hampton public schools. This Article asks for an offset for child benefit services in lieu of the taxpayers paying for the students to attend public school.
Those in favor say: These students would otherwise be attending the public schools at an Average cost per student of $15,212. The Article asks for $950 per student. These funds help to cover a nurse, educational technology, supplies and textbooks. Funds are not used for any religious purposes.
Those against say: One speaker had an issue with supporting a religious organization, even if the funds were not specifically used for religious purposes.
Fiscal Impact: The average Hampton home valued at $329,000 would bear an increased tax cost of $5.40 in 2016 if this Article passes. Approval of this Article affects 2016 only.