Legislation to facilitate the enrollment of children of military families in new public schools is now headed to Gov. Jon Corzine for his consideration. The “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children” act was passed by the Assembly 76-1 in December and 37-0 by the Senate yesterday.
“Students from military families often transfer more than twice during high school, and many military children will be in nine different schools before they graduate high school,” said Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden). “Constantly moving can be stressful, and it’s never easy being the new kid in class, so this would help ease that transition.”