SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
SENATE, No. 2881
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: MAY 18, 2015
The Senate Education Committee favorably reports Senate Bill No. 2881.
This bill prohibits the Commissioner of Education from withholding State school aid from a school district based on the participation rate of its students on the State assessments. Recent media articles indicate that the commissioner has suggested the possibility of withholding State aid if a significant share of students in a district do not take an assessment. This bill would prevent districts from being penalized for matters beyond their control.