School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
April 19, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 35
Find out How to Boost Your Influence at NJSBA’s PR Forum
On June 10, join Glenn Proctor for a meaningful session on how you can become more effective in your leadership role. Proctor is a certified professional coach, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, retired newspaper editor, mental health advocate and instructor, author, former Marine corps gunnery sergeant and Vietnam veteran.
PCTVS Names Softball Field in Honor of Longtime Former Board President, Albert A. Alexander
Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools recognized the service of Albert A. Alexander, a former board of education member and board president, with the naming of the PCTVS softball field in his honor.
Scott Downie, Principal of Spiezle Architectural Group, Shares Insights on School Security
Scott Downie, principal of Spiezle Architectural Group, recently participated in a school security roundtable in the latest issue of School Leader magazine. In this interview, he shares more insights on the topic, including how schools can more effectively navigate school security.
Most School Budgets Approved in Annual Election
Voters approved all the proposed school budgets except in three municipalities: Fredon in Sussex County, North Bergen in Hudson County and Oakland in Bergen County.
Take This Survey to Help Develop an Electric Bus Strategy
The data collected from the survey will help develop a funding strategy to replace all of the state’s school buses with electric buses by 2035. Most school buses in New Jersey run on diesel fuel.
Marlene A. McConnell Recognized for 30 Years of Service
Marlene A. McConnell from Gloucester County was recognized with a plaque honoring her 30 years of service as a board member.
U.S. Department of Education Releases Equity Action Plan
The U.S. Department of Education recently released its inaugural equity action plan to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities through the federal government.
NJSBA Joins the NJDOE in Celebrating Autism Awareness Month
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, which is celebrated every April, the New Jersey School Boards Association joins the New Jersey Department of Education in urging educators, students and parents to learn more about autism spectrum disorder.
Advanced Placement Test Fees Can be Offset for Low-Income Students
The advanced placement test fee for the 2021-2022 school year will be offset with support from the College Board and the New Jersey Department of Education for students enrolled in an AP class and who qualify as low-income, according to an advisory from the NJDOE.
New Jersey School Boards Association Legislative Committee to Meet
The agenda, to the extent known at this time, will include approval of the minutes from the Feb. 26 meeting and updates from the Governmental Relations Department. Assembly Minority Leader John DiMaio, Legislative District #23, will be a guest speaker.