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 10, 2019 • Vol. XLIII No. 19
NJDOE Releases List of Districts Awarded ‘Emergency Aid’
Thirty-four districts requested aid; 13 received extra funds.
NJSBA Wins the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award
NJSBA shows that being green is healthy, not expensive.
Voters Approve $97.4 Million for School Construction Projects
Projects were approved in five districts, and defeated in five.
Education of Homeless Students: Resources Available
New Jersey statute places financial responsibility for the education of a homeless pupil with the school district in which the parent or guardian last resided.
State Board Discusses Newark, Lead Testing, Educator Effectiveness and Perkins V Plan
Comments are being accepted on Perkins V plan until Dec. 31.
School Leader Features a Look at Later School Start Times, Census 2020
Sleeping on it: An expert explains the science behind adolescent circadian rhythms, and how they affect teens.
Asked & Answered: How May a School District Celebrate the Holidays?
A synopsis of yuletide rules.
Sing for the Rafters: Young Students Can Participate in Mega-Concerts
Tickets cost $30 for each parent or chaperone who attends.
Court Sides with Plaintiff in Family Leave Case
A district employee was protected by the Family Medical Leave Act without specifically asking for the coverage.
Podcast: What Are the Benefits of ‘Branding’ Your District
A branding bonanza: How districts can benefit from an effective marketing and communications campaign.
Jan. 9 Deadline for Students to Submit Short Documentaries to Garden State Film Festival
Students may submit films on their own or through their schools.
The Future of Category Two Funding (E-Rate) Addressed in Upcoming Webinar
Webinar explains rule changes.