2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:36C-3 - Definitions relative to the "Urban Hope Act."
18A:36C-3 Definitions relative to the "Urban Hope Act."
3. As used in this act:
"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Education.
"Failing district" means: in accordance with data from the Statewide assessment reports issued by the Department of Education (1) in the case of a school district located in a city of the first class, a school district in which at least 40% of the students scored in the partially proficient range in the language arts and mathematics sections of each State assessment administered in the 2009-2010 school year; and (2) in the case of a school district located in a city of the second class, a school district in which at least 45% of the students scored in the partially proficient range in the language arts and mathematics sections of each State assessment administered in the 2009-2010 school year.
"Per pupil expenditure" means the sum of the budget year equalization aid per pupil, budget year adjustment aid per pupil, and the prebudget year general fund tax levy per pupil inflated by the CPI rate most recent to the calculation.
"School facility" means and includes any structure, building, or facility used wholly or in part for educational purposes by the students of a school district.
"Renaissance school district" is a failing district in which renaissance school projects shall be established.
"Renaissance school project" means a newly-constructed school, or group of schools in an urban campus area, that provides an educational program for students enrolled in grades pre-K through 12 or in a grade range less than pre-K through 12, that is agreed to by the school district, and is operated and managed by a nonprofit entity in a renaissance school district. A school or group of schools may include existing facilities that have undergone substantial reconstruction by the renaissance school project applicant. A substantial reconstruction shall: meet all applicable building codes; comply with the Uniform Construction Code enhancements where the health and safety of the building occupants are affected; comply with all "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990" regulations outlined in the New Jersey Barrier Free Subcode at N.J.A.C.5:23-7 et seq.; and comply with the Uniform Construction Code and other applicable State and federal laws for radon, lead, asbestos, and other contaminants and be subject to the enforcement of such standards by the applicable State or federal agency. The first facility of a renaissance school project shall be a newly-constructed school facility which is designed to house, upon completion, at least 20 percent of the total number of students to be enrolled in the renaissance school project. A renaissance school project may include a dormitory and related facilities as permitted pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.176 (C.18A:36C-5).
"Urban campus area" means the area within a 1.5-mile radius of the site of the initial school of a renaissance school project, except that a high school building which is part of the renaissance school project may be located within a two-mile radius of the site of the initial school of a renaissance school project.
L.2011, c.176, s.3; amended 2013, c.149, s.1; 2014, c.61, s.1.