Bill Would Outlaw Superintendents’ “Merit Pay Bonuses” for Reducing Special Education Out-of-District Placements

From Specialedfundingnj.org A bi-partisan measure making its way through the New Jersey Assembly would ban a growing practice that has school boards offering “merit pay” bonuses to school superintendents who reduce out of district special education placements. According to the bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, the most important consideration for special education is what’s best […]

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Revisions to ‘Extraordinary Aid’ Program Draw New Questions

John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com is covering recent revisions to the Extraordinary Aid Program, in which the state pays a sizable portion of the costs of district’s special education services for children with severe cognitive, physical, and other needs. From the article: …extraordinary aid is back in the spotlight. In a funding report presented to the […]

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