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  • NJ A2272
  • Eliminates restriction on placement of special education students in sectarian schools.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill revises current law at N.J.S.18A:46-14 which lists the types of programs and facilities that may be utilized by a public school district to provide educational services to special education students. Currently a school district may place a special education student in privately-operated day classes or an accredited nonpublic school if the services of those entities are nonsectarian. This bill eliminates the nonsectarian requirement. The bill provides that if a public school student is placed in privately-operated day classes or an accredited nonpublic school that provides sectarian instruction or services, the receiving school must provide an itemized invoice to the sending district detailing the educational services provided to the student. The tuition charged for the placement of that student may only include the costs associated with the nonsectarian component of the pupil's educational program and services. The bill also stipulates that a receiving school could not exclude a student based on membership in a protected group enumerated in the "Law Against Discrimination," P.L.1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.).
Education
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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