Because All Our Kids Deserve A Fair Shot At A Quality Public Education.
It is critically important to share the truth about public charter schools with elected officials, the media, and the general public. Your voices matter. Our kids matter. We must create the right policy conditions that allow for greater educational opportunity for all children.
The New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association (NJPCSA) advocates for students and their families through support of policies that strengthen the quality of education in New Jersey for all children. In doing so, NJPCSA helps high-quality charter schools flourish and open doors to new possibilities and life opportunities for more students.
NJPCSA’s Policy Priorities
CHARTER SCHOOL LAWS & REGULATIONS
The Charter School Program Act of 1995 (P.L. 1995 c. 426, N.J.S.A. 18A:36A), effective January 11, 1996, authorizes the Commissioner of Education to establish a charter school program.
New Jersey Administrative Code, Charter Schools, (N.J.A.C. 6A:11) provides the state regulations to implement the Charter School Program Act of 1995.
Charter Schools are subject to the Fiscal Accountability, Efficiency, and Budgeting Procedures as described in New Jersey Administrative Code, Charter Schools, (N.J.A.C. 6A:23A). From an accounting and funding standpoint, chapters 15 (State Aid Calculations and Aid Adjustments for Charter Schools), 16 (Double-Entry Bookkeeping and GAAP Accounting), and 22 (Financial Operations of Charter Schools) in N.J.A.C. 6A:23A are particularly applicable for charter schools.