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 20, 2021 • Vol. XLIV No. 40
NJDOE Confirms: No Statewide Achievement Tests This Spring; ‘Start Strong’ in the Fall
This is the second year that the standardized achievement tests will be canceled due to the pandemic.
Updates: More Students in Class; Vaccines Now Available to Most Junior and Senior Students
Encouraging news: Some districts have been able to resume in-person instruction. Students age 16 and older are now eligible for the vaccine.
NJSBA Public Relations Forum: Forge Vital Relationships with the Community
Register now to hear helpful public speaking tips, valuable social media strategies, and a panel discussion about effectively communicating with parents, employees, students, and the public.
Legislative Update: Bill to Help Alleviate Teacher Shortages Now Law
Legislation requiring bias training for arbitrators was also signed by the governor.
Four Experienced Candidates Seek Positions as NJSBA Officers
The slate of candidates will stand for election at the May 15 Delegate Assembly.
Back to Backpacks Series: Focus on Special Education This Week
The NJSBA's Educational Leadership Foundation is hosting free training to help school districts tackle pandemic-related learning challenges.
NJSBA Spring Symposium Sessions Announced
Register now for this virtual conference, scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13, to gain useful strategies and become more effective school leaders.
Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law Rescinds Opinion
Earlier this month, the Advisory Committee issued a rare reversal of an opinion pertaining to special education advocates.
Security Alert: Increase in Ransomware Attacks Targeting School Districts
The alert includes 10 recommended actions to protect districts from attempts to infiltrate computer systems or steal data.
Upcoming Webinars Focus on Fundamentals of School Board Membership and Other Offerings
The latest webinars, which will be archived for convenient viewing, are scheduled for April 21 and April 22.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
The Saturday, May 8 meeting is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.