TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a bill that will extend eligibility for special education students.
The move comes after more than a year of learning was lost because of the pandemic.READ MORE: Worker Hurt In Wild Brawl At Brooklyn Pizza Shop; 'Like A Looney Tunes Cartoon,' Witness Says
Now, certain New Jersey students who exceed the age of eligibility, which is 21, will have an extra year of education.READ MORE: Jones Beach Lifeguard Bitten In Water; No Shark Spotted, But Patrols Intensify On Long Island
Murphy says the state will be using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to help cover the costs.MORE NEWS: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor De Blasio Says
The extension will be available for this year, 2022 and 2023.