State law encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.
New Jersey Statutes 18A:54E-3 Adopt a School Programs.
- The board or council shall encourage and coordinate local business partnership “Adopt a School Programs” which may be instituted at public secondary schools, other than schools established under the provisions of chapter 54 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. The business partnership programs may include, but are not limited to, supplying materials, funding, offering work based learning opportunities including apprenticeships to students and providing volunteers for the classroom. Businesses entering into the “Adopt a School Program” pursuant to this act shall not seek reimbursement for any donation of time, money, materials or personnel from the State, a local school district or a community college.
New Jersey Statutes 30:9A-14 Guidelines.
The Commissioner of Human Services in consultation with the Commissioner of Education shall prepare guidelines for the youth suicide prevention program. In addition to emphasizing the objectives provided in section 2 of this act, the guidelines shall foster cooperation between local boards of education and community mental health services providers.