Bills Pending New Jersey Senate Education Committee

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NJS2794Intro
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Establishes Task Force on Approved Private Schools for Students with Disabilities to study various issues including improving and streamlining tuition-setting process, funding, and fiscal accountability.
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2024-02-15
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NJS2786Intro
25%
Requires local boards of education to employ certain number of staff with expertise in student mental health.
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2024-02-15
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NJS2781Intro
25%
Revises high school student financial aid application requirements.
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2024-02-15
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NJS2787Intro
25%
Requires candidate for teacher certification to complete course or training on anti-racism in education.
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2024-02-15
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NJS2712Intro
25%
Requires public schools to include instruction on cursive handwriting.
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2024-02-15
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NJS2731Intro
25%
Establishes pilot program in DOE to provide assistive technology to elementary and middle school students with dyslexia and related conditions.
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2024-02-15
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NJS2683Intro
25%
Requires certain libraries to provide free menstrual hygiene products and requires State to pay costs.
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2024-02-12
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NJS2682Intro
25%
Requires Commissioner of Education to develop emergency notification system to alert students and staff of active shooter on school grounds.
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2024-02-12
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NJS2630Intro
25%
Establishes hiring preference for veterans for teaching positions.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2629Intro
25%
Directs Commissioner of Education to establish criteria and make recommendations on designation of school districts as SDA districts.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2634Intro
25%
Establishes Digital Divide Solutions Grant Program in DOE to assist public schools in purchase of connected devices and Internet access for students during periods of remote instruction.
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2024-02-08
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NJSJR76Intro
25%
Designates the second Friday of December of each year as "Paraprofessional and School-Related Personnel (PSRPs) in Our Schools Day" in New Jersey to recognize the contributions of paraprofessionals and school-related personnel.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2600Intro
25%
Extends eligibility for certain SDA grant funding to Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2529Intro
25%
Requires DOE to develop credential to introduce teachers to culturally responsive teaching practices, characteristics, and methods.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2599Intro
25%
Raises age requirement of compulsory school attendance from 16 to 18 years old.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2528Intro
25%
Establishes Office of Community Schools; appropriates $10 million.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2616Intro
25%
Provides that any superintendent salary caps adopted by the commissioner will apply to charter school administrators.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2549Intro
25%
Establishes "Student Mental Health Task Force."
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2024-02-08
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NJS2646Intro
25%
Requires school districts to provide training and coaching to certain teachers on student literacy and reading interventions; requires DOE to establish program for literacy coaches.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2609Intro
25%
Revises mileage limit for mandatory school transportation for students in preschool through grade four.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2644Intro
25%
Requires school districts to implement reading intervention program for students in certain grades as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2645Intro
25%
Requires school districts to screen certain students for reading deficiencies.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2608Intro
25%
Makes various changes in the charter school program in regard to student enrollment procedures, charter revocation, and monitoring of charter schools.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2636Intro
25%
Requires boards of education to adopt suicide prevention policies and DOE to establish model suicide prevention policy.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2647Intro
25%
Establishes Office of Learning Loss Czar.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2633Intro
25%
Requires studies on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on elementary and secondary school attendance and higher education enrollment.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2612Intro
25%
Requires registration of private education lenders; establishes protections for private education borrowers.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2631Intro
25%
Requires legislative approval of State Board of Education rules and regulations; repeals equity regulations.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2602Intro
25%
Shortens certain school board members' terms when annual school election is moved from November to April; requires approval of both school board and municipal governing body in order to move school election from November to April.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2617Intro
25%
Directs Commissioner of Education to establish three-year pilot program to increase reading levels of certain students; appropriates $1 million.
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2024-02-08
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NJS2509Intro
25%
Directs State Board of Education to authorize issuance of new endorsements in certain fields.
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2024-02-05
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NJS2480Intro
25%
Requires Commissioner of Education to prepare report on learning loss of students with developmental disabilities during COVID-19 public health emergency.
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2024-02-05
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NJS2468Intro
25%
Prohibits State Board of Education from requiring student growth objectives to evaluate teachers.
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2024-02-05
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NJS2494Intro
25%
Establishes emergency teacher endorsements in certain circumstances.
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2024-02-05
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NJS2364Intro
25%
Establishes Commission on Career and Technical Education and creates initiatives that promote career and technical education programs in State.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2389Intro
25%
Broadens definition of "harassment, intimidation, or bullying" in Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2380Intro
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Permits certain mental health professionals working in school districts to refer or help facilitate referral of students to private professional counselors.
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2024-01-29
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NJSJR69Intro
25%
Designates first week of March as "Civic Learning Week" in New Jersey.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2376Intro
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Requires boards of education to ensure that all staff are trained in care of students with epilepsy and seizure disorders every two years.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2382Intro
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Requires schools to report certain assaults to law enforcement.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2378Intro
25%
Provides gross income tax deduction to eligible educators and paraprofessionals for expense of classroom supplies.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2360Intro
25%
Provides same military service credit for compensation purposes to noncertificated employees of school districts that is provided to certificated employees under current law.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2375Intro
25%
Creates pilot program to fund adult education programs for residents of certain communities.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2421Intro
25%
"Freedom to Read Act"; establishes requirements for library material in public school libraries and public libraries; protects school library media specialists and librarians from harassment.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2399Intro
25%
Requires voter approval at the annual school election or by the board of school estimate prior to the establishment of charter school.
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2024-01-29
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NJS2316Intro
25%
Requires certain ratios of school library media specialists to students in public schools.
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2024-01-25
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NJS2333Intro
25%
Requires board of education to directly employ certain professionals; permits board of education to contract for certain personnel; permits use of virtual or remote instruction for public school students in certain circumstances.
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2024-01-25
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NJS1178Intro
25%
Requires high schools to offer computer science course.
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2024-01-09
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NJS1841Intro
25%
Restricts Commissioner of Education's authority to reject school district's budget proposal.
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2024-01-09
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NJS2126Intro
25%
Requires State Board of Education to provide five days' notice of public meeting and permit public comment on agenda items of public meeting.
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2024-01-09
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