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 18, 2018 • Vol. XLII No. 20
Jan. 1 Deadline for Boards to Provide Information to Unions under WDEA
WDEA provides only a 10-day window for the employee to leave the union.
N.J. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to ‘Last-In, First-Out’ Provisions of Tenure Law
Students attending Newark Public Schools challenged the existing tenure law, which mandates that dismissals, resulting from a reduction in force, must be based on seniority.
Year-End Review: More Than $697 Million in School Construction Approved Statewide in 2018
Sixty-five percent of districts that held elections in 2018 saw projects approved.
NJSBA’s John Henry Honored as MCTS Business Partner of the Year
Henry has also partnered with the U.S. Army to help create the annual STEAM Tank competition which last year attracted entries from 400 student teams.
Sample Resolutions, Other Resources Available to Help Celebrate School Board Recognition Month
Also included are examples of news releases and certificates that can be easily adapted for local use.
Federal Report on School Safety Released
Federal commission began its work after students were shot and killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Updated: Voters Approve $206.8 Million in School Construction
Projects approved in Ramsey, Maple Shade, North Bergen, Princeton and Red Bank.
Sen. Oroho Addresses Sussex County School Boards Association
Photos of Dec. 12 meeting.
NJSBA Airs Podcast on School Board Reorganization
Recording of Dec. 19 podcast can be accessed online.
Public Notice of NJSBA Executive Committee Meeting on Jan. 8, 2019
The meeting is open to the public.
STEAM Tank Challenge Regional Competition Applications Due Jan. 31, 2019
Schools are encouraged to submit multiple teams for entry.