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  • NJ A1018
  • Establishes procedures for the approval of the closure of a public school.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that a school district board of education or State district superintendent must obtain approval from the Commissioner of Education prior to implementing a school closure. An application for approval of a school closure must include assurances that the proposed closure: 1) is consistent with the district's approved long range facilities plan; 2) will not lead to an increased use of temporary facilities; 3) will not contribute to unlawful segregation of student populations; and 4) will not cause unreasonably burdensome transportation requirements for students. These assurances are similar, but not identical, to those currently required under State Board of Education regulations. The bill also requires that a State district superintendent present the application to the board of education at a public meeting and the application must be noted in the minutes of the meeting prior to submitting a school closure plan to the commissioner. The bill's provisions would be applicable to any school closure plan submitted for approval on or after January 1, 2014.
Education
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified