School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
August 10, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 3
NJSBA's Virtual Workshop 2021: Sessions Highlight Equity in All Forms
Workshop 2021 offers an exceptional return on investment. The group registration fee gives 25 members of the district team access to more than 140 training and informational sessions at a per-person cost of $36.
NJSBA Seeks Member Input for New Strategic Plan
Watch for a survey that will be emailed this week.
Share Your Input: Help Form New STEAM Initiatives
Please complete a five-minute survey by Aug. 31.
Acting Commissioner Upholds the Unfettered Discretion of BOEs to Dismiss Non-Tenured Employees
The judge concluded that a non-tenured teacher is only entitled to litigate his termination where the facts constitute a violation of constitutional or legislatively conferred rights.
Districts Must Meet Aug. 13 Deadline to Qualify for Emergency Connectivity Funds
The NJSBA is urging its members to meet this deadline so that they can be reimbursed for the technology they will need for their digital instruction programs.
Safe Schools Program Offers Advice on Reopening Schools
Program recommends increased air ventilation for schools instead of purchasing expensive new equipment.
Sept. 10 Deadline to Nominate the New Jersey School Board Member of the Year
Nominees must have five consecutive years of experience as a board of education member and must hold the NJSBA Certified Board Member designation.
Five Districts, Two Charter Schools Receive Lighthouse Awards
NJDOE honored the districts for showing substantial improvement in advancing educational equity.
Assessments, Homeless Students, Charter Schools Discussed at State Board Meeting
The State Board adopted, without changes, the regulations concerning charter schools.
William Spencer Honored for 30 Years of Service
Spencer was honored at the Warren County Special Services Board of Education Meeting on July 27.
Arts Ed NJ Lists Key Principles for School Administrators to Consider This Fall
The arts group released a resource guide last week.
Obituary: Dennis Schmidt, Former NJSBA Labor Relations Negotiator
Before working at the NJSBA, Schmidt was a school teacher and vice principal in Merchantville, N.J.