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Nonpublic Technology Initiative
Allowable and Non-Allowable Expenditures
2014- 2015



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  1. Computers, multimedia, tablets and hand-held devices
  2. Servers for shared files, electronic mail, and world wide web communication
  3. Digital and video cameras, GPS - for curriculum areas
  4. Graphing calculators, scientific probes, data loggers & electronic response systems
  5. Projection devices and other peripheral equipment shared by computer systems (microscopes)
  6. Electronic Whiteboards (full size and portable)
  7. Recharging carts and batteries for wireless laptops that were purchased with Nonpublic Technology Funds
  8. Memory cards and wireless cards
  9. 3-D printers for Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) activities that support the curriculum


  1. Programs used as applications in instructional programs (nonreligious)
  2. Upgrade of operating system software
  3. Online programming and subscriptions
  4. Barcoding software and apps for instructional purposes (not library cataloging); and
  5. eBooks (not text books)

Professional Development:

Training that develops and enhances teachers' technology skills for instructional purposes so that teachers effectively use technology with their curriculum. It is recommended that for every dollar spent on equipment, at least thirty cents be spent on professional development.

    1. Professional development training may be provided to nonpublic school teachers on-site in a nonpublic school.
    2. Online training and Professional Development with no religious content.
    3. Workshops and conferences (registration fees)
    4. All professional development must occur within the funding timeline (July 1st- June 30th)


  1. New leases and continuation of previous leases under this program
  2. Data communications systems: local area networks, including multiple connects for every classroom (network cards, internal wiring, wireless cards)
  3. Wide area network: high-speed network links that connect schools together, high-speed Internet connection serving more than one school, (routers, hubs, switches)
  4. Wiring can be placed in existing raceways and conduits. The contractor must ensure that the materials are used only for the purposes of the program and can be removed from the nonpublic school without remodeling the nonpublic school facility.
  5. Disposal of old equipment from this program (environmentally safe)
  6. Maintenance: Contracts or per diem support to make sure equipment purchased and loaned to a nonpublic school by a board of education is maintained and remains usable. This would apply to equipment purchased under this initiative.


  1. Computers for teachers and administrators
  2. Administrative servers, computers, etc
  3. Calculators - Standard desktop or standard handheld calculators
  4. Cell phones, walkie talkies and pagers
  5. Pull down screens
  6. Telephone Services
  7. Public Address Systems
  8. Individual CD Players
  9. Photocopy machines
  10. Security equipment (surveillance cameras, metal detectors, etc.)


  1. Software with a religious theme or content is prohibited
  2. Web-filtering, anti-virus and monitoring software

Professional Development:

  1. Memberships (AVA Commission, etc.)


  1. Internet Service Provider (ISP), web hosting, e-mail
  2. Wiring - if not for purposes of program. Can't be removed without remodeling.
  3. Outside Wiring - No digging, installing telephone poles, conduit or raceways
  4. Barcoding software and supplies for libraries
  5. Furniture
  6. Consumable supplies/operating items (printer cartridges, toner, bulbs, manuals, blank recording devices such as: blank disks, blank videotapes, blank DVDs,etc.)
  7. Conference travel and accommodations
  8. Funds cannot be used for construction of nonpublic school facilities
  9. Line charges and service (e.g. DSL, ISDN, ATM, cable, data plans, etc.)
  10. Instructional services directly to nonpublic school students (online or in person)
  11. Books for students or teachers


All items must be purchased by the public school and be related directly to student instruction!
A single item cannot be split funded (funded by both a public school and a nonpublic school).
This list will be updated as needed on the NJDOE website:

updated 6/13/14

Please contact Sandy O'Neil (sandy.oneil@doe.state.nj.us or 609-777-4662) or
Joseph Seaman (joseph.seaman@doe.state.nj.us or 609-292-8407) with any allowable use questions.