Nonpublic School Textbooks Initiative Program
Public school districts in New Jersey are allocated state funds to purchase and loan textbooks, upon individual request, to all students attending a nonpublic school located in the public school district. In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled full-time in kindergarten through grade twelve in a nonpublic school in New Jersey which complies with the compulsory school attendance requirements and with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Textbooks include but are not limited to:
- computer software;
- computer-assisted instruction;
- interactive videodiscs; and
- other computer courseware and magnetic media.
Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program
The New Jersey Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program is authorized by the 2014-15 Appropriations Act, and authorizes aid to be paid to school districts and allocated for nonpublic school pupils in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of the federal and state constitution.
The program requires each public school district in New Jersey to provide technology to all qualifying students attending a nonpublic school located in the public school district. The two-part goal of the program is:
- to provide nonpublic school students with computers, educational software, distance learning equipment and other technologies that can improve their education by meeting their specific educational needs and
- to give nonpublic school teachers the skills, resources and incentives to use educational technologies effectively to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.