August 8, 2023 • VOL. XLVII NO. 4
Chapter 44, signed in July 2020, made significant changes to the health benefit plans that school districts must offer to their employees, while simultaneously altering how much those employees contribute to the cost of their insurance coverage.
At its August meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on numerous items, including updating regulations concerning equity and equality in education, requirements related to students in gifted and talented classes, Dynamic Learning Maps and Praxis qualifying scores.
On July 28, the Murphy administration announced that the fiscal year 2024 budget dedicates $35 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding to support districts in offering high-impact tutoring interventions for students disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
The NJSBA extends its sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver.
New Jersey Division of Civil Rights Issues Guidance on Places of Public Accommodation Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision
On July 31, 2023, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights issued guidance explaining how it will enforce the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in 303 Creative.
NJSBA is currently seeking nominees for its Board Member of the Year Award, which recognizes a local school board member whose work exemplifies commitment not only to the children of his or her community, but also to public education throughout New Jersey.
Sustainable Jersey is accepting applications from school districts seeking funding under its 2023-2024 Grants Program cycle funded by the New Jersey Education Association.
Education, Labor Departments Announce New Efforts to Advance Teacher Preparation Programs and Expand Registered Apprenticeships for Educators
The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor announced in a July 31 news release a series of new efforts to expand registered apprenticeships for educators and invest in teacher preparation programs.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed A-5176 on July 27, which aims to improve voter confidence in the reporting of election results.
Human Services Commissioner Announces Launch of Website Highlighting Pharmacies Offering Free Overdose Antidote
Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman recently announced the launch of StopOverdoses.nj.gov, where residents can find pharmacies offering life-saving naloxone anonymously and at no cost.
New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools Honors Dr. John W. Kennedy with CTE Leadership Award
The New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools presented Dr. John W. Kennedy with the 2023 Career and Technical Education Leadership Award.
Sustainable Jersey invites school districts to be part of the EmPowered Schools program, which provides free support and resources to educate PreK-12 students on how to save energy and money in their schools and homes.
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced key K-12 cybersecurity resilience efforts, including the establishment of a Government Coordinating Council and the release of three K-12 Digital Infrastructure briefs.
The New Jersey Department of Education is seeking a representative of a public charter school or a teacher from a local educational agency, which includes a charter school or school district, to sit on the New Jersey State Special Education Advisory Council beginning in the fall of 2023.
Margaret “Peggy” Lisa Capone, a longtime board of education member of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District and a former member of the Hamilton Township School Board, both in Atlantic County, died Aug. 1, 2023.