23 Nov: Turner Bill On Interdistrict Public School Choice Approved By Education Committee

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Sen. Shirley Turner to create a permanent interdistrict public school choice program that establish choice districts that could enroll students across district lines was approved 4-0 today by the Senate Education Committee.

The bill (S2982) would allow local or regional districts to choose to participate in the program to apply to the Commissioner of Education by April 30 in the year prior to the district entering the choice program. The application would be approved or rejected within three months.