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  • NJ A3780
  • Makes supplemental appropriation of $103,000,000 from Property Tax Relief Fund to DOE to provide preschool expansion aid to certain school districts.
Introduced
(5/23/2016)
In Committee
(5/23/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides a supplemental appropriation of $103 million to the Department of Education to provide preschool education aid to additional school districts. Specifically, the bill directs the Commissioner of Education to provide State aid to up to 17 qualified districts for the purpose of providing free access to full-day preschool for all three- and four-year old children residing in the school district. The commissioner would determine which qualified districts would receive the aid based on the districts demonstrating their readiness to operate a preschool program consistent with the State's preschool quality standards, with priority going to the districts with the highest concentration of at-risk pupils (defined as students residing in a household in which income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty guideline). Under the bill, a "qualified district" includes a school district that: 1) under the school funding law, is to provide free access to full-day preschool to all three- and four-year old children residing in the school district; 2) does not receive any other State funding to provide such access to full-day preschool to all three- and four-year old children; 3) does not receive funds from a subgrant from the federal Preschool Development Grants program; and 4) has at least 75 four-year old residents who live in households in which the income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Based on data from the Application for State School Aid from the Department of Education, the following 17 school districts have the highest concentration of at-risk students among all qualified districts, and would be given priority for Preschool Education Aid under the bill: Bayonne City, Belleville Town, Carteret Borough, Cliffside Park Borough, Dover Town, Fairview Borough, Guttenberg Town, Hackensack City, Haledon Borough, Hillside Township, Pennsauken Township, Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional, Prospect Park Borough, Roselle Borough, Somers Point City, Ventnor City, and Woodbury City.
Education
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 5/23/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/23/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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