TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Employees of many New Jersey school districts may soon be allowed to live out of state with no questions asked.
A state Senate committee on Thursday is considering a bill that would allow employees of school districts in 10 counties near the border with New York or Pennsylvania to live out of state.READ MORE: Ertz Family Foundation Breaks Ground On House Of Hope In North Philadelphia
It would be a major revision to a 2011 state law that required public workers at all levels of government in New Jersey to live in the state, though it allows waivers for certain circumstances.READ MORE: Family Claims They Called 911 Several Times During Deadly Attempted Break-In In Frankford But No One Answered
Advocates for the change say the residency requirement has made it tougher to recruit educators.MORE NEWS: Chester County Child Care Worker Charged With Abusing 3 Toddlers
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