Bill Text: NJ S1949 | 2012-2013 | Regular Session | Amended

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Bill Title: Directs State Board of Education to promulgate regulations requiring school districts to develop a plan to establish stability in special education programming.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2012-12-20 - Substituted by A2739 (1R) [S1949 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2012-S1949-Amended.html

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SENATE, No. 1949

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 17, 2012

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  LINDA R. GREENSTEIN

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Senator  STEPHEN M. SWEENEY

District 3 (Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Directs State Board of Education to promulgate regulations requiring school districts to develop a plan to establish stability in special education programming.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As reported by the Senate Education Committee on November 19, 2012, with amendments.

  


An Act concerning special education programs and supplementing chapter 46 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The State Board of Education shall promulgate regulations to require school districts to develop a plan to establish stability in special education programming.  The plan shall take into account the consistency of the location, curriculum, and staffing in the provision of special education programs and services.

     The State board regulations shall also require that when developing an individualized education program (IEP) 1[for] with the parent or guardian of1 a student who is prone to regression due to frequent changes in location including, but not limited to, students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the IEP team 1[considers] shall consider1, among other factors, the consistency of the location of services 1[, and that the parent's preference of location be given primary consideration against other factors]1 when determining in-district special education placements.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment.

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