School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
February 2, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 24
The Debut of NJSBA’s Wind Down: Empowerment Series Receives Rave Reviews
On Thursday, Feb. 24, NJSBA will host the second program in the Empowerment series from 7 – 9 p.m. Members may attend from the comfort of their homes across any device. Register at the link in this story.
NJSBA Board of Directors Tackles Important Business
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the NJSBA, highlighted the progress schools have made in meeting challenges, including those of the public health crisis. He also noted how the NJSBA has ensured that members continue to benefit from essential training, advocacy and direct service.
Two Veteran Board Members Share Insights to Cap off ‘Two Centuries of Service' Series
The latest episode features Rona McNabola, who has served 35 years as a school board member; and Eleanore Shaffer, who has 48 years of service and serves on two boards.
School Board Member Spotlight: Biral Patel
Biral Patel, an information technology professional with more than 20 years of experience, joined the Edison Board of Education in January 2021.
Guidance on Submitting the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
School districts that submit their annual comprehensive financial report after the Feb. 5 statutory deadline but before Tuesday, March 15, will not suffer any adverse findings by the New Jersey Department of Education, the department announced in a memo.
NJDOE Issues Guidelines to Prevent Human Trafficking of Students
The NJDOE developed the guidelines in collaboration with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Children and Families and a working group of stakeholders.
Educators Who Work with Deaf Students Invited to Virtual Roundtables
Education professionals who serve students who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited to virtual roundtables being held throughout March, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.
SEMI Budget Requirements Highlighted in NJDOE Memo
The New Jersey Department of Education recently issued a memo providing information regarding the Special Education Medicaid Initiative program, pertinent to the fiscal year 2023 budget submission.
USDOE Solicits Comments on Grant Program to Prevent Violence
The U.S. Department of Education recently issued proposed priorities and other details on its Project Prevent discretionary grant program. It has also launched a 30-day public comment period, according to a news release.
U.S. Secretary of Education Lays Out Vision for Education in America
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona laid out his vision for continued recovery through the pandemic and his priorities for broader investments in America’s education system to ensure all students can succeed and thrive during a Jan. 27 address at the U.S. Department of Education.