NJ State Board of Education considers motions on charter schools, teacher evaluations
TRENTON — The New Jersey State Board of Education will consider amendments to the teacher evaluation process and charter school regulations at its monthly meeting in Trenton this morning.
The board meeting, the first since acting education commissioner David Hespe took office last month, will also include a vote on the list of religious holidays for the 2014-15 school year. The list is issued annually by the department to serve as a guide for local school boards. Those boards can add holidays to the state issued list.
New Jersey law states students cannot be marked absent for missing school because they are observing a religious holiday.
Board members will hear a new proposal pertaining to the regulations for educating homeless students and those in state facilities, according to the agenda published by the Department of Education.
Public testimony in the afternoon focuses on charter schools. (McGlone/Star-Ledger)