New Jersey Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program
The New Jersey Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program is authorized by language in the Appropriations Act authorizing Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Aid to be paid to school districts and allocated for nonpublic school pupils in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of the federal and State constitution. This program has been in effect since 1999.
The goal of the nonpublic technology initiative program is to provide nonpublic school pupils with computers, educational software, distance learning equipment and other technologies that can improve their education by meeting their specific educational needs and to give nonpublic school teachers the skills, resources and incentives to use educational technologies effectively to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. This technology funding is administered by public school districts for students attending nonpublic schools.
Technical assistance sessions were provided via a web conference and in-person.
|Union County Educational Services Commission
45 Cardinal Dr.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Stuart Country Day School
1200 Stuart Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|Southern Regional Inst. & ETTC
Richard Stockton College of NJ Parkway Building Room 108-109
10 West Jimmie Leeds Road
Galloway, New Jersey 08205
Friday, October 19, 2012
|An archived webinar is posted at:
If you are not sure if your nonpublic school is eligible for the Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program, please check the posted guidelines first or e-mail one of the representatives from the New Jersey Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology at:
Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program
Eligibility Definition, Allowable Expenditures,
Timelines and Guidelines
Nonpublic School Eligibility
For the purposes of the Nonpublic School Technology Initiative Program the following words shall have the following meaning:
"Nonpublic School" means an elementary or secondary school within the State other than a public school that complies with compulsory school attendance requirements and with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
"Per Pupil" means for each pupil enrolled on the last school day prior to October 16 of the preceding school year.
"Pupil" means any child who is a resident of the State and who is enrolled as a full-time student in a nonpublic school in grades kindergarten through twelve. Kindergarten pupils must be enrolled in a program that meets at least two and one-half hours per day. Kindergarten students must have met the following criteria:
- Been enrolled as of the last school day prior to October 16 of the previous school year as recorded on the Nonpublic School Enrollment Report.
- Been enrolled in an educational program that met at least 180 days.
- Meet the age requirements for attending Kindergarten at the local public school where the nonpublic school is located.
A child who boards at a school but whose parents do not maintain a residence in the State shall not be deemed a resident of the State for the purposes of this program.
"Technology" means using the tools of educational technology ((equipment, software, professional development, etc.) to extend and enhance the instructional process for nonpublic school students.
A board of education for an elementary constituent district of a regional school district or a regional school district’s board of education must provide technology only for nonpublic schools having the grade levels for which the district has responsibility.
The technology provided to nonpublic schools must not include providing instructional services directly to nonpublic school students.
Equipment and supplies comparable to that used in a public school district can be purchased and used to provide the technology to nonpublic schools. Such equipment may be loaned without charge to a nonpublic school for the purpose of providing the technology required under this program. However, such equipment remains the property of the district board of education and must be labeled as such.
All technology provided under this program to nonpublic school pupils must be used for secular, neutral, non-religious and non-ideological purposes.
The funds expended by a board of education for the administrative costs related to providing technology for a participating nonpublic school must be limited to the actual cost of administering the provision of technology for the participating nonpublic school or five percent of the funds allocated for each participating nonpublic school, whichever is less.
All nonpublic schools desiring to participate in this program are required to apply each year using the Nonpublic School Enrollment Report.
Note: Nonpublic schools were not required to request the funds for the 2012-13 school year but will be required to indicate a desire to participate in future years.
Please remember to indicate the desire to participate in this funding on the annual
nonpublic school enrollment report.