Capitol Watch: Property Tax Reform Kickoff
Gov. Jon S. Corzine is scheduled to kick off a special legislative session on property tax reform during a joint meeting of the Senate and Assembly at 11 a.m. Friday (July 28). Get the full story.
Parents Sue for Vouchers
The parents of 12 New Jersey students have filed a class action lawsuit seeking the right to transfer their children to public or private schools with better academic performance results than their current schools, using their children’s per pupil state funding. Get the full story.
Update Policy on Student Conduct
NJSBA recently updated its model policy No. 5131, “Conduct/Discipline,” listed in the Critical Policy Reference Manual, to specifically address the requirement for a Code of Student Conduct (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1). Get the full story.
Decision Warrants Review of After-School Responsibilities
Several superintendents and board members have contacted NJSBA about a recent state appellate court decision involving the Pleasantville school district. Get the full story.
Urge Support for NCLB Improvement Act
NJSBA urges its members to reach out to their Congressmen and ask them to co-sponsor the No Child Left Behind Improvements Act of 2006 (H.R. 5709), proposed by Rep. Don Young of Alaska. Get the full story.
Study Highlights High-Performing NJ Schools
What do the Ann Street Elementary School in Newark, Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary in Barnegat, and the Watchung Elementary in Montclair have in common? Get the full story.
Hyndman, Aponte to Lead State Board
The New Jersey State Board of Education last month elected Arnold G. Hyndman to serve another one-year term as its president, and Arcelio Aponte to serve as the board’s vice president. Get the full story.
Essex County School Boards Association’s Spring Dinner
At the Essex County School Boards Association’s Spring Dinner last month, President Madeline Wollner (left) congratulates Maria Alamo of Nutley on her selection as New Jersey’s first “Board Member of the Year” in 2005. Get the full story.
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