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NJ Senate Hearing on Reports of Teacher Sexual Misconduct, Failure to Report Child Abuse in Schools to Be Held Thursday


May 30,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Trenton NJ,  The Senate Labor Committee (Chairman Fred H. Madden, D-Camden/Gloucester) and the Senate Education Committee (Chairwoman M. Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex) will meet jointly Thursday, May 31, at noon to hear testimony from invited speakers on the topics of teacher sexual misconduct, the reporting of child abuse in schools and the process for tenure charge arbitration in the case of teacher sexual misconduct.

Speakers will include child advocates, state education officials and representatives of school boards, school administrators, teachers’ unions, county prosecutors and parents.

The joint hearing has been called in response to the release online of several videos showing teachers’ union officials in several New Jersey school districts telling individuals that they do not need to report alleged cases of teacher-on student assault or teacher-on-student sexual assault.

The hearing will be held in Committee Room 6 of the State House Annex in Trenton.