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1 N.J.A.C. 6A:17 Adoption Level 1

2  Purpose: Provides minimum standards for programs and practices to support the education of homeless children and students in State facilities.  Sunset date: April 11, 2014  First Discussion Level: February 12, 2014  Proposal Level: April 2,

3  Adoption: ◦ Replaced “student with disabilities” with “student with a disability” throughout the chapter. ◦ Replaced “homeless child with disabilities” or “homeless children with disabilities” to ‘homeless child with a disability” or “homeless children with a disability” throughout the chapter. ◦ Revisions made for consistency and to align with N.J.A.C. 6A:14, Special Education. 3

4  Disability Rights New Jersey  Education Law Center  Legal Services of New Jersey  New Jersey School Boards Association 4

5  Proposal: Clarified that the school district of residence for a homeless child remains the same “until the parent of the child establishes a permanent residence or is deemed domiciled in another jurisdiction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1.d.”  Adoption: ◦ Revised: Changed “ or is deemed domiciled in another jurisdiction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1.d.” to “until the family is deemed domiciled in another jurisdiction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:31-1.d.” ◦ Added: Financial responsibility will remain with the homeless child’s school district of residence until the family is deemed domiciled in another jurisdiction pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1.d. 5

6  Proposal: ◦ Changed “origin” to “residence” to be consistent with the change throughout the chapter; and ◦ Added acronym “IEP” to replace individualized education program for stylistic improvement.  Adoption: ◦ Removed language regarding the review and revision of the IEP that is inconsistent with N.J.A.C. 6A:14, Special Education; and ◦ Added language to specify that when a homeless student is enrolled in a school district other than the school district of residence the student is treated as a transfer student pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:14, Special Education. 6

7  Proposal: The previously proposed amendment used the following citations: N.J.S.A. 18A:7B-12.1 and N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-50.  Adoption: ◦ Revised citations for accuracy; ◦ Replaced “N.J.S.A. 18A:7B-12.1” with “N.J.S.A. 18A:7B-12.d”; ◦ Replaced “N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-50” (first use) with “N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-49,” where necessary; and ◦ Removed “N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-50” (second use). 7

8  Proposal: Requires State agencies to submit a professional development plan to the Department.  Adoption: ◦ Replaced “submit” with “make available” for consistency with new rules at N.J.A.C. 6A: (recodified as N.J.A.C. 6A:9C-3.6 as of August 4, 2014) that eliminated the requirement for professional development plans to be reviewed by county office staff. 8


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