ASSEMBLY, No. 5694

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

INTRODUCED MAY 12, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† ERIC HOUGHTALING

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblywoman† JOANN DOWNEY

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman† RONALD S. DANCER

District 12 (Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Permits dependents of military member to enroll in school district in advance of military memberís relocation to district.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As introduced.

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An Act concerning eligibility for enrollment in a school district and supplementing chapter 38 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.†

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.18A:38-1 or any other section of law to the contrary, a member of the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard, or any other reserve component of the armed forces who has received relocation orders and whose anticipated residence will be within the State shall be permitted to enroll a dependent child in a school district and register for courses in advance of the memberís relocation.† The school district shall waive any proof of residency requirements until such time that the memberís family has been relocated within the school district.† †

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.†

 

 

STATEMENT

 

†††† This bill provides that a member of the armed forces of the United States, the National Guard, or any other reserve component of the armed forces who has received relocation orders and whose anticipated residence is to be within the State will be permitted to enroll a dependent child in a school district and register for courses in advance of the memberís relocation.† The school district must waive any proof of residency requirements until such time that the memberís family has been relocated within the school district.††

†††† When military-connected students know which school they will be attending and what their class schedules are in advance of arriving to school, they are their families are provided with a sense of comfort, relieving unneeded stress during their transition between locations.†