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 20, 2019 • Vol. XLIII No. 5
NJDOE Announces 11 New Lighthouse Districts
The awards were given to schools that showed substantial improvement in academic achievement.
Federal Government Letter Triggers Memos to Districts on Special Ed Regulations
NJDOE reminded districts that they need to comply with federal standards.
Workshop 2019 Keynote Speaker: Ian Hockley
National leader in social-emotional learning programs will address the Workshop conference in October.
When Is a Question Not a Question? In Some Cases, When It’s on the Ballot
Court rules that clarity is more important than format.
Examining a Teacher's Rights During Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Hearings
The teacher did not have the right to cross examine witnesses, the commissioner ruled.
NJSBA, Board Members Meet with Assembly Members Thomson, DiMaso and Dancer
Local education issues were discussed.
NJSBA Forms ‘Career-Focused Learner Ambassadors’ Group
Interested board members are being asked to contact the NJSBA.
State Board Addresses CTE Education and Certification of Districts
The NJSBA testified in support of the State Board's proposal to increase the number of qualified CTE instructors.
NJSBA, Board Members Meet with Assembly Members Benson, Wimberly, Schepisi; Sen. Pou
Local concerns were addressed during the meetings.
Submit Nominations for NJSBA’s 2019-2020 Board Member of the Year Award
The deadline for receipt of nominations is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.
NJSBA, Board Members Meet with Assemblywoman Timberlake, Sen. Beach
Board members, legislators, and NJSBA staff discuss local issues.
NJSBA Attends Army Change of Command Ceremony
NJSBA looks forward to continuing productive partnership with new Army commander.
Request for Proposals for Offering Telecommunication Audit Services for the NJSBA
Proposals will be unsealed on Sept. 5.
Public Notice: Meeting of the NJSBA Executive Committee
The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 12.