SENATE, No. 2426
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Senator M. TERESA RUIZ
District 29 (Essex)
Senator THOMAS H. KEAN, JR.
District 21 (Morris, Somerset and Union)
Requires public schools to weight courses in visual and performing arts equally with other courses worth same number of credits in calculating grade point average.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Education Committee on December 14, 2015, with amendments.
An Act concerning the calculation of pupil grade point averages and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. 1a.1 A school district shall weight courses in the visual and performing arts equally with other courses 1of the same level of academic rigor and1 worth the same number of credits in calculating a pupil's grade point average 1[; except that advanced placement courses offered by the district shall be exempt from this requirement]1.
1b. As used in this section, “academic rigor” means a course’s classification as a general education course, an honors course, or an advanced placement course.1
2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall first apply to the 1[2015-2016] first full1 school year 1following the date of enactment1.