Saturday, May 15, 2021

Bill S3013, which was introduced in the New Jersey State Senate on October 19, 2020, would change all references of security aid to health and safety aid in the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 and related statutes to reflect that a secure school also includes students’ mental health and well-being. In addition, S3013 would amend the Secure Schools for All Children Act, to provide that the aid allocated for the provision of security services to nonpublic schools under the statute may also be used for mental health services. Kudos to 18th District State Senator Patrick Diegnan, a strong supporter of state aid for nursing, security and technology for nonpublic schools, for co-sponsoring S3013.

Josh Fine
Councilman, Borough of Highland Park