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 2, 2019 • Vol. XLII No. 34
Senate President Proposes Merger of State and School Employee Health Plans, Nixes Proposal to Increase Retiree Costs
Sen. Sweeney says significant savings can be achieved.
Please Share Information about Your District’s Social-Emotional, Mental Health Programs for Children. What Exists? What's Possible?
An invitation to provide information for the NJSBA mental health task force report.
Take Advantage of Workshop 2019 Early Bird Pricing
Register early and save $100 for your group.
Promoting a Healthy School Climate - Expanded Program
The keynote speaker will conduct a special early morning session for board members.
Video: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Our Students
In a video interview, George Scott, of the Traumatic Loss Coalition at Rutgers University, discusses how bad childhood experiences can have a lingering effect on students' mental health.
Interested in Saving Energy Dollars? Technical Assistance Available
Applications are due Monday, April 8.
Jury Verdict Upheld in Whistleblower Lawsuit that Claimed Student Was a Gang Member
The teacher who filed the suit had reported a student's alleged threat to the police.
Colts Neck Schools Win Prestigious Magna Award from National School Boards Association
The 2019 awards program focused on equity in education, recognizing district programs that remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable or underserved children.
County Scene: Mercer
Photos: The Mercer County School Boards Association hosted an eighth-grade dialogue Monday night at Lawrence High School in Lawrenceville.
County Scene: Hunterdon
Dr. Rick Falkenstein, superintendent of Kingwood Township School, told the Hunterdon County School Boards Association that schools need to balance the need for rigor with enhancing student social and emotional health.
Governor Declares April 7-13 as ‘Volunteer Week’
Murphy honored more than 1.8 million volunteers -- including nearly 5,000 New Jersey school board members.
NJSBA, PTA to Present May 16 Legislative Day
Time will be allocated for attendees to network with other school officials and members of the New Jersey Legislature.
County Scene: Middlesex
Photos: Middlesex County honors its schools' "unsung heroes and heroines."
March 2019 Policy Update Announcement: Missing, Abused and Neglected Children
The updated policy reflects the change in state law, which now specifically requires the reporting of sexual abuse.
IDEA Introduced: NJSBA and National Association Support Full Funding
The NJSBA believes that the federal IDEA should be fully funded at 40 percent of the cost of special education.
Registration Now Open for Summer Program Exploring Ways to Integrate Climate Change in the Classroom
The institute will run from July 16 through July 18 on the Rider University campus in Lawrenceville.