Bills Pending New Jersey Senate Education Committee

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NJS2947IntroEstablishes Digital Divide Solutions Grant Program in DOE to assist public schools in purchase of online instruction equipment.
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2020-09-21
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NJS2939IntroRequires Type II school district without board of school estimate holding its school election in November to receive voter approval of base budget.
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2020-09-21
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NJA1625EngrossDirects DOE to develop outreach program to encourage young women and minorities to pursue post-secondary degrees and careers in STEM.
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2020-09-17
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NJSCR129IntroOpposes State Board of Education revised New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education on sex education adopted on June 3, 2020.
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2020-09-14
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NJS2870IntroEstablishes Education Rescue Grant Program in DOE to support qualified personnel costs of school districts impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-09-14
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NJSR84IntroUrges President and Congress to enact "CARE for Kids Act of 2019."
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2020-09-14
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NJS2854IntroDirects DOE to develop outreach program to encourage young women and minorities to pursue post-secondary degrees and careers in STEM.
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2020-08-27
To Senate Education Committee
NJS2825IntroEstablishes loan redemption program for certain bilingual education teachers.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2835IntroRequires compilation of data and issuance of annual reports on New Jersey teacher workforce.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2828IntroRequires DOE to develop credential to introduce teachers to culturally responsive teaching practices, characteristics, and methods.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2829IntroEstablishes "Male Teachers of Color Mentorship Pilot Program;" appropriates $50,000.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2826IntroRequires State Board of Education to establish procedures for issuance of limited certificate of eligibility with advanced standing and limited certificate of eligibility for certain teacher candidates.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2830IntroRequires educator preparation program to report passing rates of students who complete certain tests and to disseminate information on test fee waiver programs, and permits collection of student fee for certain testing costs.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2834IntroMandates training on culturally responsive teaching for all candidates for teaching certification.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2823IntroRequires DOE to provide reimbursement of school district costs of providing protective face coverings and hand sanitizer for addressing transmission of COVID-19.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2827IntroRequires teachers to biennially complete two hours of professional development related to cultural competence.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2833IntroEstablishes Teacher Apprenticeship Program.
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2020-08-17
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NJS2809IntroRequires school districts to provide virtual or remote instruction for beginning of 2020-2021 school year; permits in-person delivery of certain special education services; permits school districts to delay start of 2020-2021 school year.
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2020-08-13
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NJS2773IntroRequires DOE to select three vendors for diagnostic tools to measure certain benchmarks in students; requires school districts to use selected tools; and requires DOE to provide federal funds to districts for procuring these tools.
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2020-08-03
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NJS2780IntroRequires teaching staff members and school board members to annually receive training on trauma-informed education.
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2020-08-03
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NJS2781IntroRequires school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
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2020-08-03
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NJS2731Intro"Parent Empowerment and Choice Act"; enables parents to initiate reform in low performing schools through a petition process.
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2020-07-28
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NJS2742IntroPermits youth-serving patriotic societies to speak with public school students during regular school hours.
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2020-07-28
To Senate Education Committee
NJS2737IntroRequires boards of education to adopt policies to make schools asthma-friendly.
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2020-07-28
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NJS2729IntroExtends deadline for completion and filing of annual audit of school district 2019-2020 school year.
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2020-07-28
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NJS2724IntroPermits use of combination of in-person and virtual or remote instruction in 2020-2021 school year to meet minimum 180-day school year requirement.
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2020-07-28
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NJS2735IntroPermits school districts to apply to DOE for reimbursement of costs of ultraviolet-C lights and air filter units for addressing transmission of COVID-19.
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2020-07-28
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NJS2715IntroCreates grant program to encourage school districts to partner with institutions of higher education in training school-based mental health services providers.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2716IntroEstablishes Student Wellness Grant Program in DOE.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2717IntroRequires DCF to give priority to certain school districts with student mental health counseling centers in awarding grants under School Based Youth Services Program.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2705IntroEstablishes educational service agencies for procuring custodial and food services in schools and ensures certain employee rights for affected employees.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2709IntroRequires school districts to include instruction on certain events involving racial discrimination and social justice as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies for middle school students.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2718IntroEstablishes "Student Mental Health Task Force" to study resources available to schools and parents to address student mental health needs.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2719IntroPermits certain mental health professionals working in school districts to refer or help facilitate referral of students to private professional counselors.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2711IntroRequires school districts to include instruction on significance of Juneteenth Independence Day as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Social Studies.
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2020-07-22
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NJS2696IntroPermits special education students and bilingual education students to repeat prior year grade level during 2020-2021 school year upon parental request.
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2020-07-14
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NJACR171EngrossPetitions federal government for emergency response funding to help schools expand access to online instruction among economically disadvantaged students.
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2020-06-30
To Senate Education Committee
NJS2649IntroRequires school districts to allow home-schooled students to participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities in the student's resident district.
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2020-06-30
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NJS2642IntroRequires school districts to provide instruction on the dangers of texting while driving as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
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2020-06-30
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NJSR73IntroUrges Governor to grant greater flexibility to high schools attempting to hold graduation ceremonies with proper social distancing during COVID-19 pandemic.
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2020-06-11
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NJS2415IntroEstablishes School Connectivity Grant Program to expand access to online instruction for economically disadvantaged students; makes appropriation.
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2020-05-07
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NJS2438IntroRequires DOE to release to school district upon request data and software program algorithms used to calculate State school aid.
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2020-05-07
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NJS2421IntroEstablishes "Purple Ribbon Schools Program" in DOE to recognize public and nonpublic schools with positive school climate.
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2020-05-07
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NJS2429IntroDirects Commissioner of Education to develop sexual assault prevention training program for high school athletic directors and coaches of interscholastic sports programs.
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2020-05-07
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NJS2416IntroEstablishes Extended School Day and School Year Study Commission.
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2020-05-07
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NJS2366IntroProvides automatic effective rating for certain school district employees for whom annual summative evaluation is not conducted in any school year in order to protect tenure achievement timeline.
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2020-04-13
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NJS2321IntroMakes FY 2021 supplemental appropriation of $200 million from Property Tax Relief Fund to DOE to provide additional Equalization Aid.
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2020-04-09
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NJSJR76IntroDesignates March of each year as "Theatre in Our Schools Month."
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2020-03-19
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NJS2135IntroProvides an adjustment to school district tax levy cap for increases in special education costs per pupil in excess of $40,000 that exceed such prior year costs by more than 2%.
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2020-03-16
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NJS2072IntroEstablishes pilot program in DOE to use therapy dogs in public elementary school wellness programs.
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2020-03-16
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