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 5, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 33
Workshop 2022 Registration and Housing are Now Open
The New Jersey School Boards Association is thrilled that the largest training conference for public school officials in the Garden State will be in person this year. Workshop 2022 will be Monday, Oct. 24 to Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Culturally Responsive Education Path Added to the Online University Hub
The path includes four two-hour courses that provide a foundational understanding of culturally responsive classroom practices and strategies for integration. The courses are designed to help educators strengthen their ability to support all learners.
Former Board Member of the Year Florence ‘Peggy’ Saslow Honored with Tennis Court Dedication
Florence “Peggy” Saslow, who was named the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Board Member of the Year in 2014, can add another achievement to her resume: The New Milford High School tennis courts were dedicated in her honor at an April 2 ceremony.
Camden Early Childhood Center to Be Renamed to Honor the Late Martha F. Wilson, Former School Board Member
The late Martha F. Wilson, former president of the Camden Board of Education, will be honored Saturday, April 9, when Camden’s early childhood development center will be renamed in her honor.
Feinsod Receives Meritorious Service Award from NJPTA
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, was awarded the 2022 New Jersey PTA Meritorious Service Award.
Student Filmmakers Honored as Winners in NJSBA-Sponsored Category at Garden State Film Festival
The students, their films and their schools were honored for winning the Association’s sponsored category titled “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short.” Judges from the Garden State Film Festival picked the winners.
Professional Development Modules for Educators on Social and Emotional Learning
The New Jersey Department of Education recently announced the release of professional development modules for educators on social and emotional learning.
High School Students Invited to Construction Industry Career Day
The two-day event will be May 31 to June 1 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison. It will showcase the construction industry’s educational opportunities and occupations, while providing participants with hands-on activities within many of the trades.
Educators Encouraged to Explore AAPI-Specific Websites to Meet Learning Standards
Educators are encouraged to explore the recently released Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Educational Resources website to better support the inclusion of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders history and contributions, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Free Webinar to Focus on Teacher Recruitment
The U.S. Department of Education invites educators and school officials to attend an April 7 webinar on “Strengthening Partnerships Between States, School Districts, and Higher Education to Increase the Number of Teacher Candidates Prepared to Enter the Classroom and Provide Immediate Support to Schools.”
Extension of Federal Waiver Could Ease School Bus Driver Shortage
School bus driver applicants in New Jersey will not be required to take the engine compartment component of the commercial driver license skills test through June 30, per a new waiver issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effective April 1.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks Field Service Representative
This dynamic individual will join our team in supporting the mission of our Association by providing individualized services, programs and training, both in-person and remotely, to meet the specific needs of local school boards in Hudson, Union and Middlesex Counties.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks Part-Time Associate Legal Counsel
The successful candidate will provide training and information to board members, board attorneys and school administrators; provide direct representation for the Association and advocate on behalf of public education matters before courts and administrative agencies.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
The New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking an energetic individual to fill an administrative assistant/receptionist role. Providing services to 580 districts, the Association is seeking a reliable, detail oriented and professional mannered person.