STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION
Assemblywoman MILA M. JASEY
District 27 (Essex and Morris)
Assemblyman DAVID W. WOLFE
District 10 (Ocean)
Assemblywoman ANGELA V. MCKNIGHT
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblywoman MARLENE CARIDE
District 36 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblywoman Jimenez, Assemblymen Giblin, Caputo, Assemblywoman Murphy, Assemblymen Holley, Karabinchak, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Wimberly
Requires each board of education to adopt policy establishing temperature control standards and guidelines for school district facilities.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Education Committee with technical review.
An Act concerning temperature control of public school buildings and supplementing chapter 33 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Each board of education shall adopt a policy establishing temperature control standards and guidelines for school district facilities. The policy shall ensure, to the greatest extent feasible, that school buildings provide students with a temperature-controlled environment that is conducive to learning. The policy shall:
a. require, in each school building in the district, that a staff member be designated to monitor compliance with the standards and initiate permitted corrective measures;
b. establish a protocol to follow in instances where classroom temperatures are identified as being not conducive to learning;
c. identify what temperature control measures are permitted in accordance with local building and fire codes;
d. be informed by the temperature standards outlined in N.J.A.C.12:100-13.3(a)4 of the Indoor Air Quality Standard established by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development; and
e. require corrective measures be addressed, where feasible, by action outlined in N.J.A.C.12:100-13.3(a)1 of the Indoor Air Quality Standard established by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
2. The Department of Education and the Department of Health shall jointly develop guidance to assist school districts in establishing and implementing a policy concerning temperature control.
3. This act shall take effect on July 1 of the school year following enactment.