NEW JERSEY NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STATE PROGRAM COMPLAINT PROCESS
New Jersey’s public school districts offer Chapter 192 and Chapter 193 services, nursing services, and textbook aid to eligible students attending nonpublic schools in their district. Each public school district seeks the input of nonpublic school administrators in the development and ongoing improvement of their programs. To that end, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has developed a process for nonpublic school administrators to communicate with NJDOE about the Chapter 192, Chapter 193, nursing, and textbook aid concerns.
Before submitting a complaint to NJDOE, nonpublic school administrators must first address the issues to the local district and/or third party provider. However, if the issues are not satisfactorily resolved, the nonpublic school administrator may issue a complaint to the NJDOE
NEW JERSEY NONPUBLIC SCHOOL STATE PROGRAM COMPLAINT FORM FOR NONPUBLIC SCHOOL OFFICIALS
Name of person submitting the complaint_____________________________________________
Nonpublic School name_________________________________________________________
Nonpublic School Code (must be included) ____‐_______‐______
Local school district name________________________________________________________
Third party provider name (if used)_________________________________________________
Nature of complaint:
_____ Public school did not engage in meaningful and timely consultation _____ Public school did not give consideration to the needs identified by the private school administrator _____ Chapter 192 services/ evaluation
_____ Chapter 193 services/ evaluation _____ Services did not start at the beginning of the year _____ Nursing services (please specify)_____________________________________________
_____ Textbook aid (please specify)_________________________________________________
_____ Other (please specify)______________________________________________________
On a separate page, list steps taken, including dates, to resolve the issues with your local district. Please describe these efforts and the outcome. Include names of district personnel and telephone numbers if contact has been made or attempted.
Attach all correspondence, including email, which is relevant to this complaint.
Complete this form and mail to: NJ Department of Education Office of Student Achievement and Accountability PO Box 500 Trenton, NJ 08625 Attn: Emily MacKinnon