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 21, 2020 • Vol. XLIII No. 37
Sweeney Proposes Furlough Program to Produce Savings for State, Local Governments
The plan aims to save the state and local governments, including school districts, millions of dollars by instituting temporary furlough programs for their employees.
NJSBA Survey: Reopening Schools: Issues and Strategies
The survey will provide critical information for NJSBA’s upcoming report concerning the challenges facing districts when schools reopen.
Remote Budget Hearings: Information to Meet the Challenge
NJSBA is providing information which will help school districts navigate the complexity of virtual meetings, while ensuring access by members of the community.
After a Loss: Resources for School Districts
NJSBA has put together a one-page list of resources for districts that have suffered the loss of a school community member in the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Resource Center: News and Vital Resources
The webpage provides essential information, guidance and resources to help boards of education during the pandemic. The site is updated frequently.
Virtual Events Feature Leading through a Pandemic, Funding for School Districts, and More
View NJSBA's virtual training programs live, or access the archived events at your convenience.
Commissioner Affirms Board’s Removal of Member for Missed Meetings
A board of education was found to have properly removed one of its own members after he failed to attend at least three consecutive meetings.
NJDOE Posts Guidance on Educator Evaluation During COVID-19 Closures
On April 15, the NJDOE provided detailed guidance on the requirements and the flexibility provided for educator evaluation during the current school year.
Student Organization Launches ‘Worldwide Day of Gratitude’ to Honor COVID-19 Heroes
Educators, students and members of the public are encouraged to honor first responders and health care workers with music.
Alyssa’s Law Compliance Deadline Set
This law requires public school buildings to be equipped with a panic alarm linked to local law enforcement.
NJSBA to Host Free Virtual Technology Conference on May 13
The conference will provide school board members, administrators, and district staff with solutions to promote advanced technology.
Obituary: Martha Wilson, Camden Board of Education
NJSBA mourns the loss of a child advocate, supporter of public education and friend of the Association.
NSBA: Urge Congress to Increase IDEA Funding During COVID-19 Crisis
Advocate for lawmakers to support resources that will enable schools to provide a reasonable level of continuity in special education services during the pandemic.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
The NJSBA Legislative Committee will meet virtually on Saturday, May 9, 2020.