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***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** Wimberly, Spencer, Oliver, Sumter & Tucker Hold News Conference in Support of Bill to End State Takeovers of School DistrictsAssembly members Benjie E. Wimberly (D-Passaic), L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex), Speaker Emeritus Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex), Majority Conference Leader Shavonda E. Sumter (D-Passaic) and Cleopatra G. Tucker (D-Essex) issued a multimedia package Tuesday of a news conference they held with the Education Law Center to promote legislation to end the state takeover of New Jersey school districts.
The bill (A-3637), sponsored by Wimberly, Oliver, Sumter and Tucker, would eliminate the authority of the state board of education to place school districts under full or partial state intervention via the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), the state's system of monitoring and measuring educational outcomes in individual districts. The bill also would require that any school districts currently under full or partial state intervention be returned to full local control within one year of the date of enactment.
Wimberly Announces Bill to Return State Takeover School Districts Back to Municipalities
Assemblyman Cites Lack of Real Progress for Districts Under Control by the State; Need for Alternative Solutions and Full Funding to Efficiently Support School Districts(TRENTON) - Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly (D- Bergen, Passaic) joined by fellow legislators and education advocates gathered on Tuesday for a morning press conference announcing a bill that would eliminate school district takeovers and return full control to municipalities with school districts currently under state management.