Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Virtual Charter School Bill

Virtual Charter School Bill

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1|Likes:
Published by PatrickDiegnan
This bill provides that for a twelve-month period following the bill’s effective date, the Commissioner of Education will not approve any application for the establishment of a virtual charter school. The bill defines a virtual charter school as one in which all
40 or some instruction is provided through the Internet, and the students enrolled in the school and the instructional staff employed by the school are geographically remote from each other.
This bill provides that for a twelve-month period following the bill’s effective date, the Commissioner of Education will not approve any application for the establishment of a virtual charter school. The bill defines a virtual charter school as one in which all
40 or some instruction is provided through the Internet, and the students enrolled in the school and the instructional staff employed by the school are geographically remote from each other.

More info:

Published by: PatrickDiegnan on Jul 25, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/19/2013

pdf

text

original

 
 
(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 6/22/2012)
ASSEMBLY, No. 3105
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
215th LEGISLATURE
INTRODUCED JUNE 14, 2012
Sponsored by:Assemblyman PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.District 18 (Middlesex)Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSONDistrict 37 (Bergen)Assemblyman LOUIS D. GREENWALDDistrict 6 (Burlington and Camden)Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLEDistrict 37 (Bergen)Assemblyman HERB CONAWAY, JR.District 7 (Burlington)Co-Sponsored by:Assemblywomen Watson Coleman, Jasey, Assemblymen Caputo, Giblin,Assemblywoman Wagner, Assemblyman Eustace and AssemblywomanCarideSYNOPSIS
Establishes 12-month moratorium on establishment of new virtual charterschools and creates Virtual Charter School Task Force.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As introduced.
 
 
A3105
DIEGNAN, JOHNSON2
A
N
A
CT
concerning the establishment of virtual charter schools and1supplementing P.L.1995, c.426 (C.18A:36A-1 et seq.).23
B
E
I
T
E
NACTED
by the Senate and General Assembly of the State
4
of New Jersey:
 561. a. As used in this section, “virtual charter school” means a7charter school in which all or a portion of the instruction is8provided through means of the Internet, and the pupils enrolled in9and instructional staff employed by the school are geographically10remote from each other.11b. For a period of 12 months following the effective date of 12P.L. , c. (C. ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill), the13Commissioner of Education shall not approve any application or14final charter for the establishment of a virtual charter school15submitted pursuant to section 4 of P.L.1995, c.426 (C.18A:36A-4).16172. There is established a Virtual Charter School Task Force to18consist of the following 9 members: three members to be appointed19by the Governor; three members to be appointed by the President of 20the Senate; and three members to be appointed by the Speaker of 21the General Assembly.22233. All appointments to the task force shall be made within 3024days after the effective date of this act. Vacancies in the25membership of the task force shall be filled in the same manner as26the original appointments were made. Members of the task force27shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for28necessary expenditures incurred in the performance of their duties29as members of the task force.30314. The task force shall organize as soon as may be practicable32after the appointment of its members, shall choose a chairperson33from among its members, and shall appoint a secretary who need34not be a member of the task force. The task force shall meet at the35call of the chair or when requested by a majority of its members. A36majority of the membership of the task force shall constitute a37quorum for the transaction of business, including the adoption of 38task force recommendations.39405. The Department of Education shall provide such41stenographic, clerical, and other administrative assistants, and such42professional staff, as the task force requires to carry out its work.43The task force shall also be entitled to call to its assistance and avail44itself of the services of the employees of any State, county, or45municipal department, board, bureau, commission, or agency as it46may require and as may be available for its purposes.47
 
 
A3105
DIEGNAN, JOHNSON36. It shall be the duty of the task force to study and develop1recommendations on whether virtual charter schools can assist in2promoting comprehensive education reform. The task force, when3developing its recommendations, shall at a minimum address:4a. the statutory and regulatory authority for the operation of 5virtual charter schools, including providing any specific statutory or6regulatory citations;7b. academic research assessing the effectiveness of virtual8charter schools in kindergarten through 12
th
grade education;9c. how virtual charter schools satisfy the requirements for the10provision of special education;11d. issues that may arise due to the enrollment of students over a12large geographic region or from non-contiguous school districts;13e. part-time and full-time virtual charter schools;14f. non-profit and for-profit virtual charter schools;15g. parental involvement requirements;16h. community involvement requirements;17i. financial management and accountability systems;18 j. guidelines for Internet-based technology for classes;19k. guidelines for the performance of virtual charter schools;20l. funding as a percentage of per pupil spending; and21m. curriculum standards.22237. The task force shall issue a final report to the Governor, and24to the Legislature pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.16425(C.52:14-19.1), containing its findings and recommendations,26including any recommendations for legislation that it deems27appropriate, no later than March 1, 2013.28298. This act shall take effect immediately and the task force30shall expire upon the issuance of its final report.313233STATEMENT3435This bill provides that for a twelve-month period following the36bill’s effective date, the Commissioner of Education will not37approve any application for the establishment of a virtual charter38school. The bill defines a virtual charter school as one in which all39or some instruction is provided through the Internet, and the40students enrolled in the school and the instructional staff employed41by the school are geographically remote from each other.42This bill also establishes the Virtual Charter School Task Force.43The task force is to consist of 9 members, comprised of 3 members44appointed by the Governor, 3 members appointed by the President45of the Senate, and 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the46General Assembly.47

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->