Criminal background check bill passes

A bill requiring school board members or charter school trustees to undergo criminal background checks, A444, passed the Assembly today, 75-0. The bill also disqualifies the elected school officials from office for certain crimes

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27), of West Orange, A3344 permits high performing school districts to be monitored by the Department of education under the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) every seven years rather than every three years. The bill passed, 76-0.

Criminal background check bill passes