• January 22nd, 2017
  • Posted by NJCSEFR

NJDOE Special Education Regulations Proposed for Private Schools

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On December 30, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Education proposed new special education regulations that will affect tuition rates and accounting practices at state approved private schools for students with disabilities.

In more than 80 pages of code, the NJDOE has proposed rules that would affect areas such as pension, healthcare, travel, hiring and staff training, tuition-setting, debt, and audits, to name a few.

Among the changes of greatest concerns: a freeze on maximum salaries until 2024, low salary caps – well below those for public schools – for speech therapists, OTs, PTs and BCBA professionals; low caps on staff training, to name a few.

Members of the Coalition, including ASAH Private Special Education, The Arc of New Jersey, Autism New Jersey, and Advocates for Children of New Jersey have asked the State Board of Education to delay adoption until such time as the rules can be more fully vetted. To learn more, click here.

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