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 23, 2021 • Vol. XLIV No. 32
State to Spend $1.2 Billion to Help Districts Address Pandemic-Related Issues
The NJDOE will release grant applications for districts to apply for the funding in March.
State Seeks Waiver to Cancel Statewide Achievement Tests
In a Feb. 22 letter, the federal Department of Education discouraged states from seeking permission to cancel statewide achievement tests. Whether New Jersey will ultimately be granted some form of relief is unclear.
Senators Say They Will Introduce Regionalization Bill
The legislation will include financial incentives for districts with declining enrollment to pursue regionalization.
Sample Resolution Available for Boards to Urge Relief from Chapter 44 Costs
The NJSBA has developed a sample resolution, expressing concerns about Chapter 44 costs, that boards of education may consider adopting.
Biden Stimulus Plan Would Earmark $9.4 Billion for New Jersey
This story provides searchable data showing what each town would receive under the Biden stimulus plan.
2020 Virtual Workshop Webinars Available Online
It's not too late to access excellent information still available online from the NJSBA's 2020 Virtual Workshop.
Two Superintendents Discuss Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
In this Education Matters video interview, two Morris County superintendents discuss how they have adjusted to the pandemic in their districts and the lessons they have learned.
This Week’s Webinars Focus on School Funding and CTE Programs
An NJSBA webinar will explain what the funding from the approved Dec. 27 stimulus package means for New Jersey districts and charter schools.
NJSBA Finance Committee to Meet
The remote meeting will take place March 2 at 11 a.m.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
The meeting will be held remotely on Saturday, March 6, at 9 a.m.