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 25, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 8
NJSBA on Governor’s Budget Address: Additional Federal Funding Needed for Education During Pandemic
NJSBA joined in Gov. Murphy’s call for federal financial support to help states and local school districts meet the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Legislative Update: Bill Represents an 'Unnecessary and Inappropriate Overreach' into a Board of Education’s Duty to Make Responsive Personnel Decisions
NJSBA asks members to contact their state Senator, urging a "NO" vote on S-2843.
2021 Rate Decrease of 4.9% for School Employees Health Benefits Plan
2021 will be the initial year of implementation for the recently signed school employees health benefits reform legislation.
Sustainable Jersey 'Remote Digital Learning Roadmap' Will Help Schools Improve Remote Instruction
NJSBA-supported program issues roadmap to guide schools and teachers in implementing remote learning programs that provide every student with the best education, with as little disruption as possible.
Game On: NJSIAA Updates its Return to Sports Guidance
The guidance provides schedules for fall and winter sports, and a contingency plan if the fall season cannot be completed.
Murphy Highlights Health Department’s Regional Metrics for Health and Safety Risks
“Each region is safe for school reopening,” says the governor.
CDC Updated School Guidelines Released
The guidance provides information for additional consideration about ventilation, food services, students with special needs, and more.
State Board Adopts Educational Facilities Regulations
At its August monthly meeting, the State Board readopted educational facilities regulations, and proposed measures on student transportation and adult education.
Gifted and Talented Law Requires Filing Report with NJDOE
The NJDOE has released a memo outlining the implementation of the Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act.
Judge Rejects Plan to Send Federal Funds to Private Schools
A U.S. District Court judge in Washington has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Education from implementing its interpretation of the federal CARES Act.
Virtual Workshop 2020 to Offer Esports Gaming Competition
A live-action esports competition will be featured on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. during Virtual Workshop 2020.
No September Bond Referendum Election This Year
Executive Order 164 postponed any election scheduled for a date between July 7 and Nov. 3, 2020.
NJSBA Virtual Training: This Week’s Schedule
This week's virtual training from NJSBA includes programs on STEM at home, tackling the digital divide, and school law issues.
ADP Tech Challenge Open to NJ High School Students
The program is being conducted in collaboration with Junior Achievement of New Jersey.
Obituary: Louis R. Possemato, Hillsborough Board of Education
The former president and vice president of the Hillsborough Board of Education was a dedicated community volunteer.