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 13, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 18
Voters Decide School Construction Questions in Dec. 13 Special Election
Voters went to the polls Dec. 13 to decide various school construction proposals in a special election. Statewide, the New Jersey School Boards Association knows of nine boards of education that had construction questions on the ballot.
State Board Acts on Numerous Items at December Meeting
At its December meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on numerous items.
NJSBA’s Executive Director to Serve on Statewide Task Force on Public School Staff Shortages
Dr. Timothy Purnell, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, has been appointed to serve on the Task Force on Public School Staff Shortages.
State Teacher of the Year Has Always Been ‘Smartest Person in the Room,’ Says Board Member Cousin
Dave Ytreboe, director of personnel at Stafford Township School District and the vice president of the Berkeley Township School District’s Board of Education, says his cousin – New Jersey's 2022-2023 State Teacher of the Year – has always been the smartest person in the room.
Three Assemblywomen Headline Legislative Committee Meeting
The New Jersey School Boards Association held a Legislative Committee meeting Dec. 10, hearing from three state assemblywomen on a variety of topics.
SDA and NJDOE Announce $75 Million for Emergent and Capital Maintenance Needs
New Jersey’s fiscal year 2023 budget includes a direct appropriation of $75 million to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority to provide funding for projects related to emergent and capital maintenance needs.
Reimbursement Application for Special Education, Related Services Is Available
The application for seeking reimbursement for providing additional or compensatory special education and related services for students with disabilities who were 21 as of July 1, 2022, is now available on the New Jersey Department of Education’s Homeroom webpage.
Mandated Training Compliance Deadline Approaching
New Jersey state law requires school board members and charter school trustees to attend training in the first, second and third years of a first term, and in the first year of a reelected or reappointed term.
NJSBA Staff Explore the Role of New Board Members in 3 Rs Podcast
New board members can get valuable information about what it means to be a board member in a podcast featuring two veteran field service representatives with the New Jersey School Boards Association and Ray Pinney, the Association’s director of county activities and member engagement.
Bound Brook Honored with School Leader Award
The Bound Brook School District was honored at the Somerset County School Boards Association meeting on Dec. 8 at the Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School for being a recognized program in the 2022-2023 School Leader awards.
Millburn Township Board of Education Earns Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification
The Millburn Township School District received the Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification at the Essex County School Boards Association’s Dec. 7 meeting at Bloomfield High School.
21-Year-Old Millburn Township Board Member Closes Out Service
Jamie Serruto, who sought and won a seat on the Millburn Township Board of Education in 2020 just weeks after turning 18, becoming the youngest elected official at the time in New Jersey, is closing out his board service.