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Compensatory Education


On March 3, 2022, Governor Murphy signed into law S905/A1281, to protect the rights of students with disabilities to compensatory education arising from COVID-19 school closures. The legislation requires school districts to hold Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and make determinations about pandemic-related compensatory education which may be due to NJ students with disabilities, by December 31, 2022. The law anticipates that families and school districts will work cooperatively to resolve compensatory education claims. However, if this does not happen, the law extends the deadline for filing due process hearings to September 1, 2023, on claims dating back to March 18, 2020, the date schools were closed due to the pandemic.