April 12, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 34
The reports reflect the NJDOE’s commitment to providing parents, students and school communities with a large variety of information about each school and local educational agency.
You will get to network, participate in meaningful discussions, ask questions, earn Board Member Academy and professional development credits and explore cutting-edge industry offerings.
One of the sessions, “Words Matter: What to Say in Specific Situations,” will feature Janet Bamford, NJSBA’s chief public affairs officer, who will team up with Mary Ann Friedman, NJSBA field service representative; and Michael Kvidahl, NJSBA manager of digital communications and marketing on role-playing scenarios.
Irene LeFebvre, NJSBA president and a former Board Member of the Year, called Kerri Wright, who has served the Chester board for 16 years, “a true champion for all students.”
At its April monthly meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on numerous items.
Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education announced April 1 that nearly $18 million in federal American Rescue Plan recovery funds will be allocated to reimburse local educational agencies for additional special education services.
The spring issue of NJSBA’s School Leader magazine is on the NJSBA website and headed to members’ mailboxes. The cover story takes a look at what board members need to know about school finance and the school budget process to exercise effective oversight.
Each year, the School Leader Awards showcase creative and effective programs and practices from New Jersey schools. If your school has a new, unique education program that addresses student learning, NJSBA wants to hear from you.
The Supporting Effective Educator Development grant program is now accepting applications in an effort to increase the pipeline of highly effective educators, the U.S. Department of Education announced in a news release.
The Biden Administration issued a fact sheet April 4 detailing its efforts to upgrade public schools with modern, clean, energy-efficient facilities and transportation, which will deliver health and learning benefits to children and school communities, save school districts money and create good union jobs.
New Jersey Department of Education, Rowan University Launch Program to Encourage Diversity in Teaching
The new program, “Men of Color Hope Achievers,” will focus on recruiting, preparing and placing men of color to become teachers in New Jersey.
As was the case at the November 2021 Delegate Assembly, the NJSBA Delegate Assembly Handbook will not automatically be mailed to registrants. It will only be sent to those who request a hard copy.
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 26. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually.
The Division of Local Government Services is seeking comments by April 23 on a rule proposal that amends various portions of N.J.A.C. 5:32, which pertains to the licensure of certain government officers.