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 18, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 7
N.J. Supreme Court Sides with Board in Chapter 78 Case: NJSBA Supported District as Amicus
The court found that the Chapter 78 legislation preempted the collective bargaining agreement.
Appeals Court Rejects School District Liability Under Title IX
On Aug. 5, the Third Circuit weighed in on whether a Pennsylvania school district had actual knowledge of sexual harassment, such that it would trigger liability under Title IX.
Legislative Update: Gov. Signs Bill Establishing Tenure-Like Protection for Support Staff
The NJSBA opposed the measure and cited its negative impact on effective management of employee performance, school district operations and a board’s ability to meet changing educational needs.
N.J. Department of Health: Guidelines on COVID-19 School Closures
On Aug. 13, the New Jersey Department of Health released a 19-page memo that provides guidance for in-person school reopenings and how schools should handle positive COVID-19 cases.
This Week in NJSBA’s Virtual Programs: Communicating with the Community, Employee Leave
Up this week: programs on district communications, employee leave provisions, sustainability, and more.
NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 to Feature a Student Film Showcase
This year’s film showcase will feature the “Best of the Fest” in student films.
School Leader Features “Scenes from the COVID-19 Spring"
The latest issue of School Leader magazine provides a glimpse of how New Jersey carried on connecting with and educating its students.
Essay Contest Scholarship Open to NJ 2020 Graduates
It's Kairos Time, Inc. a New Jersey non-profit is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a 2020 high school graduate who is college-bound.