2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7A-14a - Findings, declarations relative to school district evaluation and monitoring.

18A:7A-14a Findings, declarations relative to school district evaluation and monitoring.

24. The Legislature finds and declares that:

a. It is the constitutional obligation of the Legislature to provide all children in New Jersey with a thorough and efficient system of free public schools;

b. The breadth and scope of such a system are defined by the Legislature through the commissioner and the State board pursuant to P.L.2007, c.260 (C.18A:7F-43 et al.) so as to insure quality educational programs for all children;

c. It is imperative that the program in every school district in this State includes all of the major elements identified as essential for that system consistent with standards adopted pursuant to section 10 of P.L.1975, c.212 (C.18A:7A-10);

d. It is the responsibility of the State to insure that any school district which is shown to be deficient in one or more of these major elements takes corrective actions without delay in order to remedy those deficiencies;

e. This responsibility can be fulfilled, in addition to the mechanism for ensuring compliance established pursuant to section 6 of P.L.1996, c.138 (C.18A:7F-6), through an effective and efficient system of evaluation and monitoring which will insure quality and comprehensive instructional programming in every school district and provide for immediate and direct corrective action to insure that identified deficiencies do not persist, and which does so within the context of the maximum of local governance and management and the minimum of paperwork and unnecessary procedural requirements.

L.2007, c.16, s.24; amended 2007, c.260, s.23.

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