The New Jersey Department of Education announced in a broadcast that it is providing school district boards of education and charter school boards of trustees the option to extend the implementation of their 2019-2022 Comprehensive Equity Plan through school year 2023-2024.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C.6A:7-1.4(c), every district board of education and charter school board of trustees must develop and submit to the NJDOE a CEP every three years and identify and correct any discriminatory practices and inequitable educational and hiring policies, patterns, programs and practices affecting its facilities, programs, students and staff. Local educational agencies were last required to develop and submit updated CEPs in the 2018-2019 school year.
To fulfill its regulatory requirement, a local educational agency may extend implementation of its current CEP by one year by submitting a statement of assurance to its executive county superintendent by June 30, 2023. The NJDOE will consider this SOA as meeting that local educational agency’s requirement to submit a new three-year CEP for implementation at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.
A local educational agency that does not choose to extend implementation of its current CEP by one year must submit its updated CEP to its executive county superintendent pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:7- 1.4(c) by June 30, 2023.
If you have questions, contact your county office of education.