School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
December 1, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 21
NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop: Spotlight on Sessions Featuring Solutions to Current Challenges
Content from more than 100 sessions will be available until Oct. 19, 2021. There is still time to register to gain access to the online training and programs.
Session Highlights Listed for NJSBA’s Fall School Law Forum, Now Scheduled for Dec. 9
Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences while addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes, and codes that affect school districts.
Governor Postpones Jan. 26 School Election
The next school election is currently scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 9.
In Advisory Opinion, Ethics Commission Says Promotion of Superintendent’s Relative Would Create a Conflict
The public could reasonably perceive a promotion of the superintendent's sister-in-law as an unwarranted privilege, the SEC concluded.
School Leader Looks at Selecting a Board President
The latest edition of the magazine also includes an article, “Chairman’s Gavel: 12 Tips for New Board Presidents.”
Etiquette Is Key to Effective Virtual Board Meetings
Helpful do's and don'ts to follow while on camera during a school board meeting.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
The online meeting is scheduled to begin on Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.
Dec. 18 Is Deadline to Apply for NJSBA Officer Candidacy
Applications must be received at NJSBA headquarters by 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2020.
Obituary: Octavio 'Tave' Padilla, Newark Board of Education
Tave Padilla joined the Newark Board of Education in 2016, was re-elected in 2019 and acted as chair of the Operations Committee, vice-chair of the Fiscal Committee and also sat on the Governance Committee.