July 27 Is School Board Candidacy Deadline
NJSBA offers citizens important information on running for, and serving on, the local board of education. (7/15)
Legislative Leaders Discuss Pensions, Salary Caps, Board Members’ Roles
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. recently shared their views on key issues during NJSBA’ Education Matters video series. (5/18)
NJSBA Comments on Pension Ruling
The public trust demands a well-thought-out, long-term solution to New Jersey’s pension-deficit issue. (6/9)
NJSBA Comments on Governor’ Common Core Proposal
Listen to the N.J. School Ethics Commission’ acting director and two of its members share the rationale behind recent opinions affecting board member volunteer activities and administrators’ participation in negotiations. (6/5)
NJSBA Welcomes PARCC Adjustments
PARCC board reduces testing periods and administration time for next year’ assessment. (5/22)
Senate Approves Bill to End Superintendent Salary Cap
NJSBA applauds effort to end an unnecessary "cap within caps." (5/18)
May 10-16 Is “Special Education Week in New Jersey”
In proclamation, Governor praises work of local school boards, educators and families in serving children with special needs. (5/11)
NJM Insurance Company Contributes to School Board Development
The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, NJSBA’s non-profit arm, has received a $100,000 contribution from NJM. (2/13)
Continue the Commitment to Public Education
NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod comments on Governor Christie’s “State of the State” address. (1/13)
Update: New Board Members Awaiting Background Check Results May Be Sworn in—NJDOE
The NJDOE Criminal History Review Unit verifies that the procedure established in January 2014 remains in effect. (12/18)
Learn the "Ins and Outs" or the Annual Organization Meeting
In this podcast, NJSBA's legal, field services and member engagement staff answer questions about what takes place at the school board organization meeting. (12/16)
School Construction Totaling $704.2 Million Statewide Approved in Calendar Year 2014
Voters OK the Highest Percentage of Proposals in More Than 10 Years (12/12)
NJSBA Applauds QSAC Monitoring Change
New process will ease the administrative burden on high-performing districts, while allowing the state to focus resources where assistance is needed. (12/3)
Voters in Five School Districts to Act on Construction Proposals Totaling $56.5 Million (12-06-13)
U.S. Senator Praises Work of Local School Boards
In a video message, New Jersey's senior U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, who entered public office as a local school board member, addresses the positive impact of board leadership on our students' education. (11/19)
Veteran Manchester Twp. School Board Member to Lead NJSBA
Delegates to NJSBA’s annual meeting on Nov. 15 elected Donald Webster, Jr., to serve as Association president for 2014-2016. (11/17)
Voters Decide 2013 School Ballot Questions
Voters in seven of the 501 school districts holding elections across the state yesterday also faced ballot questions related to their schools. Four of those questions –including three related to additional school spending –were defeated, while three won voter approval. (11/6)
Annual School Election 2013: November Ballot Questions
In the Nov. 5 election, voters in 501 districts will elect school board candidates, and voters in seven New Jersey communities will cast ballots on public questions affecting their schools, on proposals ranging from hiring school security personnel to changing the make-up of school boards. (11/4)
Move to November Elections Continues; Candidate Rate Remains Level
Total number of New Jersey districts opting for November school board elections continues to increase. (10/29)
Education Commissioner to Address Workshop 2013
Commissioner Cerf's presentation will focus on school reform initiatives. (10/9)
NJSBA Security Panel to Preview Findings
The Safe and Secure Schools Task Force will discuss during an Oct. 23 Workshop session. (10/9)
NJSBA Applauds Governor's Veto of Subcontracting Restriction
Bill would have impeded option to direct funds to classroom and control property taxes. (8/21)
NJSBA Praises Governor on Veto of Arbitration Bill
Measure would have given tenure-like protection to non-teaching staff (7/18)
NJSBA Expresses Condolences upon Death of Ilan Plawker
State Board of Education Vice President made significant contribution to public school governance. (7/15)
NJSBA Applauds Veto of Anti-Subcontracting Bill, Urges Gov. to Reject Similar Measure
Legislation would restrict school boards' ability to save taxpayer money and direct resources to classroom. (7/1)
NJSBA Announce 'Sustainable Jersey for Schools' Certification
Program will help schools improve efficiency, cut waste and advance STEM education. (6/25)
Candidate Kit for November School Election Is Available
NJSBA’s online Candidate Kit has been updated with information for citizens interested in running for a position on their local board of education in November. (4/24)
NJSBA Announces 2013 Innovations in Special Education Award Winners
Eight New Jersey schools have been recognized for creative special education programming through the annual Innovations in Special Education awards. (4/24)
Green Schools Fellowship to Help NJ School Districts
A grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb will support a Green Schools Fellow who will work with schools to provide direction, training and resources toward greening school buildings. (4/22)
Voters Approve 92% of School Budgets, All Additional Questions
Voters approved 36 of the 39 local school budgets in the April 16 school elections, and they also approved second ballot questions and construction proposals. (4/17)
April 2013 School Election Information
Information about the April 16, 2013 school elections, including the list of 41 school districts holding April elections, second ballot and bond questions, and numbers of candidates.
Voters Approve $25.6 million in School Construction
Voters in four of the eight school districts with bond referendums on Tuesday approved local questions totaling more than $25.6 million in school construction. (3/13)
Governor Proposes Increase in School Aid
Gov. Christie’s proposed state budget would provide an overall increase of $97.3 million in state aid to public schools in 2013-2014. (2/27)
NJSBA Testifies for School Security Legislation
NJSBA’s position statement to legislators in support of A-3583, a bill that would establish an educational security task force. NJSBA would be included as one of the 15 task force members. (2/13)
Governor Proclaims January 2013 'School Board Recognition Month'
Citing the meaningful contributions to public education and to the quality of life in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed January 2013 as School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey. (1/8)
NJSBA Expresses Sincere Condolences Following Tragedy in Connecticut
NJSBA President John Bulina expressed condolences for the students and parents of the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the families of the victims. (12/14)
In Sandy’s Aftermath, NJSBA Begins Outreach
NJSBA is contacting districts most seriously affected to provide information and assistance. (11/5)