Archive for Tag: Department of Education

Dancer proposes school bus safety reforms to protect children from dangerous operators

TRENTON, N.J. – Following a staggering report by the USA TODAY Network that revealed dangerous bus operators were able to continue transporting students, Assemblyman Ron Dancer introduced legislation to close loopholes and improve oversight of the school transportation system.  Dancer’s bill (A5400) establishes a school bus safety coordinator in...

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School districts will have additional time to complete annual audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill extending the deadline for school districts to complete this year’s annual audit by two months was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy today. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and...

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Assembly advances Dancer’s bill to extend deadline for annual school district audits

TRENTON, N.J. – Acknowledging Covid-19 disruptions in schools, the Assembly advanced legislation extending the deadline to complete this year’s annual audit by two months. Each of the nearly 600 school districts in New Jersey must submit annual audits of their accounts and financial transactions to the board of education...

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Ensuring children’s health and safety during state of emergency is paramount says Dunn

TRENTON, N.J. – As National Child Abuse Prevention Month comes to a close, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn is ensuring we keep children’s health and safety top of mind through a new bill she plans to introduce next week. Dunn’s bill would require New Jersey’s Department of Children and Families to...

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Peterson slams Education Department for miscalculating school aid

CLINTON, N.J. – The Department of Education confirmed using 2018 tax data instead of 2019 to determine 2021’s school funding and made no indication that it would be corrected. Assemblyman Erik Peterson is pushing the Murphy administration to immediately address the error and recalculate school aid. The seven-year school...

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