The following bills are scheduled for consideration by the state Senate Education Committee on Thursday, May 10:
S-2101: Establishes a pilot program in New Jersey Department of Education to provide instruction in personal finance to high school seniors. The commissioner picks six districts, provides them with a grant for the program, and provides curriculum materials to teach the subject matter.
NJSBA supports career education programs and the concept of providing appropriate instruction to students for workforce readiness.
S-419: Mandates training for school bus drivers. Requires school bus drivers to have a school bus driver endorsement on their commercial driver licenses, along with specialized training and testing of their driving abilities. Establishes a new classification and registration category for vehicles that transport one to nine passengers to school.
NJSBA supports this legislation.
S-1078: Requires school buses to display owner's business telephone number for reporting of violations, problems or unusual circumstances. The statement requests the public call the number if a vehicle has violated the motor vehicle laws, created any traffic problems, or been involved in any unusual circumstances.
NJSBA supports this bill based on the belief that local school boards should provide conditions and establish policies that will ensure the health and safety of students.