Rice: To Hold Committee Meeting On QSAC Progress

Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chair, Senator Ronald L. Rice, D-Essex, speaks at a meeting of his committee.

TRENTON – Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, Senator Ronald L. Rice has called for a hearing to discuss the current status of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) program on Monday.

“When we passed the QSAC law we helped keep some schools from being completely taken over by the State for not making the grade,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “Some schools have made improvements, while others still remain below our expectations. I am looking forward to hearing about the success of the program and any suggestions on what we should do to make sure all of the children in this State are getting the education they deserve.”

Senator Rice noted that Commissioner of Education, Lucille Davy, will provide a presentation on the NJ QSAC process, including the status of the Paterson, Newark and Jersey City School Districts.

The panel will meet on Monday, March 24th at 10 a.m. in Committee room 11 of the State House Annex. ###