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Students With Disabilities to Get Extra Schooling Because of Pandemic

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Students who are turning 21 and would otherwise age out of the system will get an extra year of school and services.

Students with disabilities in New Jersey will get additional schooling because of the pandemic.

A new law will give an extra year of special ed to students who turn 21 and would otherwise age out of the system.

About 87 hundred students in New Jersey are expected to age out of special ed over the course of the three school years covered by the law --- this one and the next two.

Governor Murphy said the state will use funds from the American Rescue Plan to cover the 600 million dollar cost of this extension.