Senate President Calls for State to Settle Education Funding Case with Dover

Sep 16, 2016

Credit Allegra Boverman / NHPR

Senate president Chuck Morse is calling for the state to enter into a settlement with Dover after a judge ruled a spending cap placed on the districts’ schools was unconstitutional.

Last week a judge ruled a legislative spending cap that had kept money from fast growing schools districts like Dover, was unconstitutional.

Now, Senate President Chuck Morse, who had intervened to defend the cap in the lawsuit, says the state Attorney General should settle the case for the amount the cap cost Dover in fiscal year 2016. Dover says that’s about $1.5 million.

In a statement, Morse says legislation will be introduced next session to address other schools in the state that were affected by the spending cap in fiscal year 2016. The total amount the cap cost those schools is about $11 million.