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5200 Nonpublic School Students

NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 5200 Northfield, New Jersey X Monitored

X Mandated Policy X Other Reasons


New Jersey statute and regulations of the State Board of Education require the Northfield Board of Education to provide certain services and supplies to those New Jersey children whose parents/guardians enroll them in nonpublic schools within the confines of the district. Out-of-state students enrolled in nonpublic schools within the district are not included.

Nursing Services

The board of education shall, within the funding limitations as determined by the state’s appropriations and nonpublic school enrollment, provide the mandated nursing services for students enrolled full-time in nonpublic schools located within the district. Specified nursing services include:

A. Assistance with medical examinations including dental screening;

B. Hearing screenings;

C. Maintenance of student health records and notification of local or county health officials of improperly immunized students;

D. Conducting of scoliosis examinations for students between the ages of 10 and 18.

The district shall extend to students enrolled full-time in nonpublic schools in the district who are injured or become ill at school or during participation on a school team or squad the emergency care provided to public school students up to the limit of state aid provided.

No district shall be required to make expenditures for purposes of this act in excess of the amount of state aid received for these purposes.

Federal Requirements

All requirements of federal law shall be obeyed; particularly those addressed in provision of Title 1 program services, and IDEA. (See policies 6171.3 At-risk and Title 1 and 6171.4 Special education.)


The Superintendent of Schools shall develop rules, regulations and procedures for the efficient and economical delivery of such services and supplies as are mandated by law. Wherever possible, already existing means and procedures for delivering those same supplies and services to the students attending the district’s public schools shall be utilized.

Adopted: No Date NJSBA Review/Update: November 2009; December 2010 Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Nonpublic School Students, Health

File Code: 5200


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1 et seq. N.J.S.A. 18A:40-3.2 et seq. Transportation of students Medical and Nursing Personnel
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-23 et seq. Nursing Services for Nonpublic School Students
N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-1 et seq. Substance Abuse
See particularly:
N.J.S.A. 18A:40A-5, -17(c)
N.J.S.A. 18A:46-19.1 et seq. Remedial services for handicapped children in nonpublic
schools …
N.J.S.A. 18A:46A-1 et seq. Auxiliary services (nonpublic school students)
N.J.S.A. 18A:58-37.3 Purchase and loan of textbooks
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.1 et seq. Special Education
See particularly:
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-6.1 et seq.
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-1.4(a)9 District policies and procedures
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.5 Nursing services to nonpublic school students
N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-20.1 Eligibility
N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-20.2 Responsibility of the district board of education
N.J.A.C. 6A:27-2.1 et seq. Nonpublic School Transportation
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services

20 U.S.C.A. 1400 et seq. – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (formerly Education for All Handicapped Children Act)–Part B

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.

Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-297)

Agostini v. Felton, 521 U.S. 203 (1997), overruling Aguilar v. Felton, 473 U.S. 402 (1985)

Mitchell v. Helms, No. 98-1648, 2000 U.S. Lexis 4485 (June 28, 2000) _____ U.S. _____ (June 28, 2000)

Parents for Student Safety, Inc. v. Board of Education of the Morris School District, 1986 S.L.D. (February 5), St. Bd. rev’g 1984 S.L.D. (August 24)


Cross References: *1330 Use of school facilities *1600 Relations between other entities and the district *3541.1 Transportation routes and services *5131.6 Drugs, alcohol, tobacco (substance abuse) *5141.1 Accidents *5141.2 Illness *5141.3 Health examinations and immunizations *6145.1/6145.2 Intramural competition; interscholastic competition *6171.3 At-risk and Title 1 *6171.4 Special education

6174 Summer school

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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