Davy: Hold off on Bacon Case Until Funding is Resolved
Further action on a major school funding case should be postponed, pending review of New Jersey’s school finance system by the Administration and the Legislature, according to a May 26 report from the acting commissioner of education. Get the full story.
Panel Acts on CSA Contract Bills
Boards of education would have to release budget documentation showing the compensation their school administrators receive, according to a bill approved by the Senate Education Committee on June 8. Get the full story.
Schools Sports Programs Will Test for Steroids
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) last week adopted a policy providing for random testing for all performance-enhancing drugs among high school athletesthe first policy of its kind in the nation. Get the full story.
NJ Clears Air Around School Buses
While New Jersey garnered poor to above average grades in a national study that measured school bus pollution efforts across the nation, its future is looking cleaner. Get the full story.
U.S. Supreme Court: Public Employers May Control Workers’ Speech
A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, involving the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, upheld the right of public employers, including school districts, to control employees’ work-related speech. Get the full story.
Outgoing County School Board President Honored
Harry Delgado, NJSBA vice president for county activities, presents Pete Calvo, outgoing Gloucester County School Boards Association president, with a plaque in honor of his three terms as county president. Get the full story.
‘Read to Achieve’ Literacy Panel Formed
A new advisory panel will design a program to improve adolescent literacy in New Jersey. The work is funded by a $50,000 National Governors Association Reading to Achieve grant. Get the full story.
NJSBA Issues School Election Date Survey
This week NJSBA issued a 30-Second Survey to gain local school board members’ views on proposed changes in the school election date and school budget process. Get the full story.
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