Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet announced an assessment of the state’s charter school program on Oct. 11.

In a “special broadcast” memo to education leaders, Repollet said the NJDOE will connect with a wide variety of stakeholders, including school district administrators, charter school leads, parents, teachers, students, advocacy groups, community leaders, and faith-based organizations to consider various aspects of the charter school law and to explore priorities.

“Our agency will host community focus groups in Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Trenton, Camden, and Plainfield, with NJDOE staff visiting charter schools, conducting two online webinars, soliciting written responses to guided questions, and meeting with stakeholder organizations and their members,” Repollet said in the memo. “The NJDOE will gather all feedback and summarize stakeholder responses in a published report following the conclusion of outreach.”

Written feedback is due back to the NJDOE by Nov. 21, 2018.

To provide written feedback and obtain more information, visit the NJDOE site for Charter School Program Act Review – Outreach 2018.