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 5, 2019 • Vol. XLII No. 26
Governor Signs Education Legislation, Minimum Wage Hike; Sexual Misconduct Bills Clear Legislature
Bills were signed into law to enhance school bus safety.
Gov. Murphy Awards Selected Schools $2 Million for Computer Science
The grants will give 900 additional high school students access to computer science coursework.
Court: Job Application Not Enough to Invoke Whistleblower Protections
The plaintiff alleged that the listed requirements for the position were so particular that only the successful candidate could have possibly fulfilled them.
N.J. School Board Members Meet with Congress During Advocacy Institute
School board members met New Jersey elected representatives and staff from seven of the 12 congressional districts.
Vaping Part Two: Regulations Fail to Curb Teen Use
Seventy-four percent of teen users report that they obtained vaping devices from retail stores.
Effective Communication: Three Regional Sessions Offered on March 23
The keynote session, led by a board member who is also a veterinarian, is called "Rottweilers and Labradors - Working with Both (And Those in Between)."
NASA Scientist to Speak at InfoAge Science Center
Scientist Kimberly Kowal Arcand will speak on “How to Color the Universe” in 2D and 3D.
Accurate U.S. Census Count Essential for Education Funding
Officials are encouraging school districts and other units of government to form state and local “Complete Count Committees.”
County Scene: Morris
School board members hear presentation on school law.
Delegate Assembly Resolution Cutoff Is March 5
At the Delegate Assembly, school district representatives vote on resolutions submitted by local boards, county associations, the NJSBA Board of Directors, and standing committees.
County Scene: Bergen
Local students perform "Mamma Mia" for the county school boards association members.
County Leaders Meet at NJSBA
More than 30 school board representatives meet on Feb. 2 in Trenton.
County Scene: Burlington
Board members hear presentation on how to build a budget.