The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requested, and was granted, waivers from various federal requirements related to the COVID-19 emergency. As part of the waiver process, the NJDOE invites local education agencies and the public to submit comments on these waivers to by May 14, 2020.

The waivers that have been granted include:

  1. Accountability and school identification, and some reporting requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA);
  2. Certain fiscal requirements under ESEA pursuant to authority under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act); and
  3. Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 period of availability per Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), pursuant to authority under the CARES Act.

The full text of the NJDOE’s announcement can be found here.