Charter School Choice
Does the state have charter schools?
Are for-profit charter schools or management companies allowed?
We did not find information about for-profit charter schools or management organizations in New Jersey statutes. However, a New Jersey policy expert stated that New Jersey does allow for-profit charter schools.
Is there a cap on the number of charter schools?
Are charters required to provide transportation for any students?
"The students who reside in the school district in which the charter school is located shall be provided transportation to the charter school on the same terms and conditions as transportation is provided to students attending the schools of the district. Non-resident students shall receive transportation services pursuant to regulations established by the State board."
According to the New Jersey Department of Education:
"The transportation of students to and from a charter school is the responsibility of the board of education of the school district in which the student resides."
18A:36A-13 Transportation for Students
NJ Department of Education- School Finance Frequently Asked Questions
Can charter schools employ uncertified teachers?
All classroom teachers and professional support staff shall hold New Jersey certification.
Virtual School Choice
Do state statutes allow for full-time virtual schools?
We did not find mention of virtual schools in New Jersey statutes. Education Commission of the States states that state law does not allow for virtual charter schools.
Are virtual schools required to track attendance?
Do virtual schools have to comply with state teacher certification requirements?
Private School Choice
Does the state have voucher programs?
No voucher programs found.
Does the state have educational expense tuition tax credits or deductions?
No educational expense tax credits or deductions found.
Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?
Is there a cap on the number of students or private schools participating in voucher programs?
Are voucher students in private schools required to take any standardized tests?
Can private schools be removed from voucher programs based on performance?
Are private schools in voucher programs required to provide transportation?
Interdistrict School Choice
Does the state have interdistrict choice programs?
"The Commissioner of Education shall establish an interdistrict public school choice program which shall provide for the creation of choice districts. A choice district may enroll students across district lines in designated schools of the choice district."
Are receiving schools or districts required to provide transportation to any students?
Transportation is the responsibility of the sending district: "Transportation, or aid in-lieu-of transportation, shall be provided to an elementary school pupil who lives more than two miles from the choice district school of attendance and to a secondary school pupil who lives more than two and one-half miles from the choice district school of attendance, provided the choice district school is not more than 20 miles from the residence of the pupil."
18A:36B-22(a) Provision of transportation, aid in-lieu-of transportation