New Hampshire - Social-Emotional Learning or Character Development: Programs and Services (S/D)

Programs And Services
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State law requires districts to integrate social-emotional learning or character education into the school curriculum.

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.04 Policy Development.

(a) In accordance with Ed 303.01, the local school board shall adopt and implement written policies and procedures relative to:

  • (1) Absenteeism and attendance;
  • (2) Promoting school safety;
  • (3) Discipline;
  • (4) Records retention, including electronic files;
  • (5) Character and citizenship;

New Hampshire Administrative Rules Ed 306.04 Policy Development.

(i) The policy relative to character and citizenship development shall:

  • (1) Include those elements of character and citizenship to be incorporated in courses of study or instilled, by example, in a caring educational environment, including but not limited to:
    • a. Self-discipline, self-respect, and self-control;
    • b. Pursuant to Part 2, Article 83 of the New Hampshire Constitution, humanity, benevolence, and truth and honesty with self and others;
    • c. Fairness, integrity, and justice;
    • d. Respect, courtesy, and human worth;
    • e. Responsibility to oneself and others;
    • f. Community service; and
    • g. Pursuant to RSA 186:13, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and
  • (2) Be developed in consultation with school staff, administration, parents, and other representatives of the community.
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