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 7, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 17
Social Media Takes Center Stage in Two School Ethics Cases
Once again, social media is dominating the School Ethics Commission’s docket, as the body issued decisions Nov. 16 in two cases involving school board members’ actions on social media.
Voters to Decide School Construction Proposals in Special Election
Voters will head to the polls for a special election Dec. 14 to decide various school construction proposals.
‘Education Matters’ Highlights Late Start Times at Schools
Dr. Christine Burton, superintendent of Millburn Township Public Schools, was recently featured on “Education Matters,” the New Jersey School Boards Association's popular video series.
NJDOE Acting Commissioner and NJSBA Executive Director Get to Work
Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, acting commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, visited the New Jersey School Boards Association headquarters in Trenton Dec. 6, where she met with Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, the executive director of NJSBA.
Film/Video Showcase Features Top Student Filmmakers from New Jersey
The film/video showcase includes 17 student-produced short films/videos from 17 school districts that were included in the Garden State Film Festival in 2021, which is one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in the United States.
Guide Reveals How Text Messaging Can Improve Attendance in Schools
The Institution of Education Sciences, an independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, recently published a study that reveals how text messaging can improve attendance at elementary schools.
Discover the Benefits of Joining the Online University Hub
If you missed the Nov. 30 webinar highlighting the benefits of the new Online University Hub launched by the New Jersey School Boards Association and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, you can watch the webinar on-demand.
Completing the 2020-2021 Title I, Part A Performance Report
Districts must complete and submit the report by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, according to the memo from Kathy Ehling, assistant commissioner, NJDOE Division of Educational Services.
NJDOE Enhances Portfolio Appeals Process to Support Fully Electronic Submissions
The New Jersey Department of Education has enhanced the portfolio appeals process to support fully electronic submissions, eliminating the exchange of paper portfolios between districts and the NJDOE, according to a memo.
New Jersey State Board of Education Honors Schools, Individuals at Monthly Meeting
The State Board of Education recognized a number of schools and individuals for their accomplishments at its December monthly meeting.
NJEA Reiterates Dates for 2022 Convention
As school districts throughout New Jersey make plans for the 2022-2023 school year, the New Jersey Education Association reminds everyone that the date of its 2022 convention will be Nov. 10-11.
Obituary: Dr. Alfred Davis Jr., Montclair Board of Education Member
Dr. Alfred Davis Jr., a Montclair Board of Education member since May 2019 and a well-known chiropractor and community leader, has died.