2015-2016 School District Boundaries for the State of New Jersey; three layers in NAD83 NJ State Plane feet  
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2015-2016 School District Boundaries for the State of New Jersey; three layers in NAD83 NJ State Plane feet
  Theme:   njfw_boundaries, State or equivalent entity, Elemenatry School District, Secondary School District, Unified School District, School District, Polygon, society 
  Place:   New Jersey, U.S., NJ, 34, United States, State or Equivalent Entity 
  Abstract:  This version of the district layers uses high-quality base map spatial data published by the State of New Jersey. The U.S. Census Bureau's latest school district boundary data (TIGER) as of 2015 were used for guidance in establishing which municipalities to include in each district. The district boundaries were created using updated NJ Municipal Boundaries (Govt_admin_municipal_bnd). Edits were then made to reflect district mergers since the creation of the TIGER data. In addition, school district boundaries in two areas, on and near military bases, were edited to reflect special arrangements made for students residing in base housing. See Supplemental Information for details.The distributed package includes one shapefile each for Elementary, Secondary, and Unified School Districts; and an edited boundary file for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.By U.S. Census Bureau definition, school districts are single-purpose administrative units within which local officials provide, or pay other districts to provide, public educational services for the area's residents. The Census Bureau obtains the boundaries, names, local education agency codes, grade ranges, and school district levels for school districts from State officials for the primary purpose of providing the U.S. Department of Education with estimates of the number of children in poverty within each school district. This information serves as the basis for the Department of Education to determine the annual allocation of Title I funding to States and school districts. In 2015 NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) corrected grade ranges and district types according to financial obligation, not the provision of educational services. NJDOE used set of grades, based on financial responsibility, to assign the data for each child to exactly one school district, except for districts covering Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County. See Supplemental Information and Process Steps for details.
  Purpose:  This revised version of the financial responsibility school district boundaries was created to overlay properly with high-quality vector municipal boundary data published by the State of New Jersey. This release was created for publication by NJ Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems.
  Supplemental Information:  In two areas of New Jersey, public school district boundaries for financial responsibility do not follow municipal boundaries due to special legislation or to signed agreement among the military base administration, school districts, and NJ Department of Education.In Monmouth County, public education financial responsibility for youngsters who reside in housing for Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle is borne by the Tinton Falls School District (Elementary) and by Monmouth Regional High School District (Secondary). Municipalities affected by this arrangement are Tinton Falls, Colts Neck, Howell Township, and Wall Township, although no Station housing is located in Howell or Wall Townships.In Burlington County, a special arrangement with Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Joint Base MDL), allows family choice, once for each student, to be in North Hanover Township School District (Elementary) and Northern Burlington County Regional School District (Secondary), or to be in Pemberton Township Schools (Unified). This unusual geography is accomodated in NJOIT, OGIS - published data by geographically-overlapping districts; the Base area is included in all three of the districts mentioned, and is excluded from the New Hanover and Springfield Township districts.The special situation for Joint Base MDL will be accommodated in the next release of TIGER data by U.S. Census Bureau by a unified Pseudo-district. The Joint Base MDL area will be excluded from all the other affected districts.Municipalities affected by the Joint Base MDL arrangement are New Hanover, North Hanover, Pemberton Township, Springfield Township, and Wrightstown.
Publisher Information
  Publisher:   NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS) 
  Publication Place:   PO Box 212, Trenton, NJ, 08625-0212, US 
  Publication Date:   20151218 
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Spatial Domain:
  West Coordinate:   -75.587089 
  East Coordinate:   -73.899178 
  North Coordinate:   41.357794 
  South Coordinate:   38.927287 
  Coverage Area:   New Jersey 
Spatial Data Information:
  Data Type:   Vector 
  Data Format:   AVSHP 
  Data Projection:   NAD 1983 StatePlane New Jersey FIPS 2900 Feet 
Status of the Data:
  Progress:   Complete 
  Data Update Frequency:   Annually 
Data Storage and Access Information:
  Access Constraints:  None
  Use Constraints:  This data set is not a survey document and should not be used as such. The polygons delineated in this data set do not represent legal boundaries. See Purpose and Data Quality sections for conditions that limit appropriate uses. Acknowledgement of the data set provider, NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS), would be appreciated for maps, data or other products derived from this data set.The State of New Jersey makes great effort to provide secure, accurate, and complete data and metadata. However, portions of the data and metadata may be incorrect or not current. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation.The State of New Jersey, its officers, employees or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of data and metadata, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such data and metadata, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials.The data and metadata are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the data and metadata, or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.The State disclaims any duty or obligation either to maintain availability of or to update the data and metadata.
  Online Linkage:  https://njgin.state.nj.us/oit/gis/download/SchDist.zip

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