NJSBA Urges Action on School Construction
In a letter to all New Jersey newspapers, Edwina M. Lee, NJSBA executive director, this week urged state leaders to resolve the school construction funding issue as quickly as possible. Get the full story.
The New Jersey School Boards Association mourns the loss of Bernard Kirshtein, who died on November 2. Get the full story.
Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Maryland Schools on Special Education Issue
In a 6-2 decision this week, the U.S. Supreme Court concurred with a National School Boards Association amicus brief, which argued for placing the burden of proof on the challenging party when a student’s individualized education program is questioned. Get the full story.
Successful Victory Over Vouchers in House Budget Reconciliation Bill
Thanks to the grassroots efforts of board members from New Jersey and around the country, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (H.R. 4241) will not include the private school voucher plan. Get the full story.
Adopting District Policy on Cell Phone Use
Has your district evaluated its policy on cell phone use lately? Get the full story.
Travel Reimbursement Update
In response to requests by NJSBA and other educational organizations, the New Jersey Department of Education has issued a letter changing the deadline for districts to adopt policy on travel and work-related reimbursement from November 16 to December 31. Get the full story.
Earn Credit Toward the Certified Board Leader Designation
Communicating Effectively, a new three-hour NJSBA Board Member Academy course in the Certified Board Leader (CBL) curriculum, will be offered regionally on December 3 at Clifton High School, on January 28, 2006 at Williamstown High School, and on March 4, 2006 at the Eisenhower Middle School in Succasunna. Get the full story.
Art Group Seeks to Honor Students with Disabilities
VSA Arts of New Jersey is currently seeking nominations for its Art Achievement Awards. Get the full story.
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