No cases of swine influenza (H1N1), known as swine flu, have been detected in New Jersey as of April 26, 2009. However, this is a rapidly evolving situation. As more information becomes available and the situation unfolds, guidance is likely to change in the upcoming days and weeks. It is important for people to stay informed by monitoring information provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS).
All certificate holders shall report their arrest or indictment for any crime or offense to their superintendent within 14 calendar days. The report shall include the date of arrest or indictment and charge(s) lodged against the certificate holder. Such certificate holders shall also report to their superintendents the disposition of any charges within seven calendar days of disposition. Failure to comply with these reporting requirements may be deemed “just cause” pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-17.5.
The United States Department of Education’s (USDE) LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory Guidance defines restructuring as the process wherein “the LEA undertakes a major reorganization of a school, making fundamental reforms, such as significant changes in the school’s staffing and governance. The purpose of restructuring is to improve student academic achievement and enable the school to make AYP as defined by the State’s accountability system.” The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires that districts select one of the following restructuring options for their Title I schools in need of improvement in Year 5 − Planning for Restructuring:
- Implement any major restructuring of the school’s governance that is consistent with the principles of restructuring as set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act.
- Re-open the school as a public charter school as defined by and consistent with state statute and regulation (N.J.S.A. 18A:36A-1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 6A).
- Replace all or most of the school staff, which may include the principal, who are relevant to the school’s inability to make adequate progress (consistent with existing contractual provisions and applicable statutory protections in Title 18A).
We are dedicated to providing all students with the educational foundation necessary to succeed in school and in life. To ensure your child’s success, we have set high standards that are reflected in what is taught in our classrooms. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that adequate yearly progress (AYP) in language arts literacy and mathematics be measured annually for each school in New Jersey.
AYP is based primarily on the results of the New Jersey state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11. Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks, as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance, to make AYP. These benchmarks increase on an incremental basis every three years.
New Jersey Administrative Code for special education (NJA C. 6A: 14) and the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) are laws that ensure children with disabilities a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. An important part of these laws provides par-
ents with the right to participate in their children's education.
You and representatives of your school district are team members who are responsible for developing an appropriate educational program for your child. This document will describe the state and federal laws affect- ing the provision of special education to help you understand your rights in the special education process. With this knowledge, you will be prepared to take an active role in your child's education.
This document has been developed for you by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. In an effort to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date information. The document is periodi- cally revised to reflect changes in the law, provide additional information that would be of use to you, and to pro- vide the information in a more clear and concise manner. This document was last revised in December 2006.