EVERYTHING NONPUBLIC May 2, 2011 – New Providence, NJ May 18, 2011 – Westhampton, NJ May 19, 2011 – Somerville, NJ May 23, 2011 – Newton, NJ May 25, 2011 – Wayne, NJ June 2, 2011 – Pennsauken, NJ June 3, 2011 – Hamilton, NJ June 6, 2011 – Neptune, NJ
State Nonpublic Programs Chapter 192 and Chapter 193
General Eligibility CriteriaChapter 192 and Chapter 193 • Full-time in student in a nonpublic elementary or secondary school (grades K-12) located in New Jersey; • Parent(s)/guardian(s) live in New Jersey; • If student boards at a nonpublic school, the district where parent(s) reside is child's district of residence; • Resident of another state enrolled in a NJ nonpublic school located may receive initial evaluation or reevaluation for examination and classification or annual review for examination and classification for Chapter 193 services. • Eligible for services if they were enrolled in a public school;
General Eligibility Criteria Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 • Chapter 192: 5-20 years old • Chapter 193: 5-21 year old • Meet the student eligibility criteria determined by the New Jersey Department of Education for the specific service • Signed 407-1 form
General Eligibility CriteriaApplication-Form 407-1 Submitted at any time during the school year through one of the following means: • To the nonpublic school • To the local public school district where the nonpublic school is located • To the service provider
District ResponsibilitiesAnnual Consultation • Correspondence/notices of meetings • Dated sign-in sheets • Prior to change in services (include parents also)
District ResponsibilitiesThird-Party Provider Contract • District is responsible for oversight of Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 services. • Provider needs district’s authority to: • Sign 407-1 form • Keep records
District ResponsibilitiesThird-Party Provider Contract • Scope and nature of services • Cost and method of payment for services • Professional staff, facilities and student records for services • Details of administration of the programs to be provided • Budget page: program, administration, per student amounts for each service
District ResponsibilitiesFacilities • Determine site for instructional services during annual l consultation • Sectarian nonpublic school • adequate for education • certificate of occupancy (TCU also) • health and fire inspection certificates for the school (TCU also) • Accessible to individuals with disabilities
District ResponsibilitiesFacilities Use of Nonpublic Schools • District/provider directs and supervises instructional services, including computer assisted instruction • District/provider ensures religious matter not introduced during services
District Responsibilities • Student Transportation • Student Records • Maintenance • Security
District ResponsibilitiesFiscal Management Annual submission of Report of Nonpublic Auxiliary and Handicapped Services Request for Additional Funding Under the Provisions of Chapters 192/193if current funding insufficient Restrictions: Administration 6%, Facilities Rental 18%
District ResponsibilitiesFiscal Management • Nonpublic Student Services Project Completion Report for the Chapter 192 Services and the Chapter 193 Services • Accounting system for Chapter 192-193 funds • Return of unexpended funds to state
Chapter 192Purpose To provide nonpublic school students with auxiliary services • Compensatory education • English as a second language • Home instruction
Student Eligibility Criteria Chapter 192: Compensatory Services Grades 3-12 • Standardized assessment: below 40th percentile on most recent version • 50th percentile on standardized test • Educationally related criteria: report card grades, book level tests, teacher ratings and writing samples.
Student Eligibility Criteria Chapter 192: Compensatory Services Grades K-2: Three of four measures • Teacher and parent survey, interviews, observational assessments • Work samples collected over time, including performance based assessments • Developmental screenings, checklists • Report cards, tests, projects
Student Eligibility Criteria Chapter 192: Compensatory Services Grades K-2: Nonpublic School Responsibilities • Identify appropriate assessments • Develop portfolio of evidence that demonstrates the child’s areas of need. • Provide copy of portfolio to the district/provider
Student Eligibility Criteria Individual Student Plan • Content area: reading, writing, mathematics • Instructional program • Evaluation measures • Exit criteria Records: primary measures (assessment results); secondary measures
Student Eligibility CriteriaChapter 192: ESL • Native language other than English • Scores below cut-off level of English language proficiency on a department-approved language proficiency test • At least one other indicator (level of reading in English, previous academic performance, performance on standardized tests in English, input of teachers and other staff)
Student Eligibility CriteriaChapter 192: ESL Individual Student Learning Plan • Needs assessment in English language skills • Instructional program (goals, measurable objectives, frequency, teaching techniques, materials, resources) • Exemptions from standardized testing in English, if applicable • Evaluation procedures for progress toward performance objectives • Exit criteria
Student Eligibility CriteriaChapter 192: Home Instruction • Enrolled in a registered nonpublic school • Unable to attend school for 10 consecutive school days or 15 cumulative school days or more during school year • temporary or chronic health condition requiring treatment which precludes participation in their usual educational setting
Student ServicesChapter 192: Home Instruction • District/provider must services as soon as possible, but no later than five school days after the student has left the general education program. • Instruction must meet the promotion and graduation requirements of the nonpublic school student attends (excludes religious studies). • A certified teacher from district/provider provides instruction. • subject, grade level and special needs of the student
Chapter 193Purpose To provide nonpublic school students with remedial services • Evaluation and determination of eligibility for special education and related services • Supplementary instruction • Speech-language services
Chapter 193Student Services Plan • Present levels of academic achievement and functional performance • Measurable annual goals • Short-term objectives • Projected date for the beginning of services and modifications, anticipated frequency, location and duration of services and modifications
Chapter 193Re-evaluations • Why: To determine if student continues to be a student with a disability. • When: within three years of the previous classification • When: Sooner if conditions warrant or if the student's parent or teacher requests.
Chapter 193Supplementary Instruction • What: Addition to the primary instruction for the subject • Delivery: Appropriately certified teacher, individually or in groups according to the numbers for support resource programs. • Student must have a services plan
Chapter 193Speech Language Services • What: An addition to the regular instruction program. Includes language, articulation, voice, and fluency. • Delivery: Appropriately certified speech-language specialist, individually or in groups not to exceed five students. • Student must have a services plan
New Jersey Department of EducationNonpublic Schools CoordinatorNonpublicschoolservices@doe.state.nj.us
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic Students Subject of each Chapter 192-193 audit review is to verify the final payment information based on the Project Completion Report filed with the Division of Finance
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 AuditingAuxiliary Services For Nonpublic Students Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance (OFAC)
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services For Nonpublic Students Public school district is responsible for use of funds • CSA signs the 407-1 • Valid and reliable instruments deemed appropriate by the public school district • Working relationship with service provider
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services For Nonpublic Students OFAC compares actual Chapter 192 students eligible for services and actually documented by proof of service • Compensatory education • ESL services Trace all services to the project completion report filed with the Division of Finance
Chapter 192 And Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services For Nonpublic Students Chapter 192 commercial tests for eligibility and multiple measures Review is in accordance with the annual guidance contained in the NJDOE publication for Chapter 192-193 services
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic Students • Verifications of students to attendance records • Verification of students to service records • School attendance registers • DRTRS nonpublic reports-B8T • Service provider progress reports
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic Students OFAC review includes each 407-1 form for each Chapter 193 service Subject of each audit review is to verify the final payment information based on the project completion report filed with the Division of Finance
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic Students OFAC reviews each service plan file for each full evaluation, reevaluation or annual review • Files must be available for all students • System of accountability for students transferred
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic Students OFAC reviews each supplemental services, or speech file for each evaluation or speech correction • Actual service records and monthly student billings reviewed • Speech evaluations compared to CST evaluations
Chapter 192 and Chapter 193Auxiliary Services for Nonpublic Students • Audit process • Amendments to findings based on new documentation • Exit conference • Post audit appeal process • Recovery of state aid • OFAC consultation with OSEP • Fair procedures and follow up • Alternative tests • Technical assistance
Textbook Aid The New Jersey Nonpublic School Textbook Law requires the board of education in each public school district in New Jersey to purchase (with state funds) and loan textbooks, upon individual request, to all students attending a nonpublic school located in the public school district.
What Is A Textbook? Textbook means books, workbooks or manuals, whether bound or in loose-leaf form; or electronic textbooks including but not limited to: computer software, computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisc and other computer courseware and magnetic media.
What Is Not A Textbook? • Reference materials – • encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases and general special purpose dictionaries, of which the student does not have individual use. • Supplementary materials – • supplementary books, magazines newspapers and audiovisual materials normally housed in the school library.
What Is Not A Textbook? • Other Materials – • tests and testing materials • teachers’ editions of textbooks and review books • computers (hardware), computer software materials such as blank disks or tapes or cassettes, computer chips, consoles (hardware), computer correction devices and cassette recorders
Web site Nonpublic Textbook Aid http://www.state.nj.us/education/nonpublic/textbook.pdf
Nursing Services The district board of education having nonpublic schools within their school district boundaries shall provide nursing services to students enrolled in a nonpublic school as follows pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23 et seq:
Nursing Services • Assistance with medical examinations including dental screening; • Screening of hearing; • The maintenance of student health records and notification of local or county health officials of any student who has not been properly immunized; and • Scoliosis examinations of students between the ages of 10 and 18
Web site Nonpublic School Health Services http://www.state.nj.us/education/nonpublic/healthservices.pdf
Children with Disabilities Enrolled by their Parents in Private Schools Office of Special Education Programs Services through IDEA-B 34 CFR §§300.129-144 (Handout)
Who is served? • The reauthorized IDEA-B Act of 2004 contains a provision for participation of children parentally placed in private schools. LEAs must consider the needs of these students in the development of their IDEA applications. This applies to both the Basic (Section 611) ages 3-21 and the Preschool (Section 619) ages 3-5. • The reauthorization (2006) changed the responsibility to the district of location (attending) for the provision of services to eligible children attending private schools within the district borders. This includes out-of-state eligible students.
How do I identify the eligible students? • Not through the 407-1 (this is the intake form for Chapter 192-193) • Each LEA must locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private, including religious, elementary and secondary schools located in the school district. (34 CFR §300.111and §300.201) • The LEA may use an outside public agency to conduct the evaluations (i.e. Evaluations completed through Chapter 193) however: • The cost of the evaluations may not be charged to the proportionate share • Out-of-state evaluation costs • What about Preschool children? • Procedure similar to evaluation of public school students