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 14, 2023 • VOL. XLVI NO. 26
FAQ Assists School Officials on Changes to Training Requirements
On Feb. 1, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted updated School Ethics Commission regulations. This FAQ below informs board members and other school officials about the changes to the training requirements.
NJSBA Nominating Committee Issues Report
The committee interviewed all eight candidates and prepared a report naming a single candidate for each office. All officer positions will be voted upon at the annual Delegate Assembly meeting on May 13.
Recount: Wrong Candidate Was Certified as a Winner of Ocean Township Board of Education Seat
A recount that was conducted after the discovery of an election software glitch shows that Steven Clayton was certified as a winner of one of three open seats on the Ocean Township Board of Education – even though Jeffery Weinstein received more votes.
NJSBA School Finance Conference: 'Communications and Compliance with Accountability Regulations' Session Announced
A newly-announced session, "Communications and Compliance with Accountability Regulations," will feature representatives from the New Jersey School Public Relations Association to highlight how to navigate communicating with the community.
NJSBA’s Legislative Committee to Meet Virtually on March 4
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby served of the regular meeting of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Legislative Committee, to be held on Saturday, March 4.
Guidance Regarding the Use of Psychiatric Clearances for Students with Disabilities
The NJDOE issued an advisory providing guidance regarding the submission of medical clearance from a psychiatrist, physician, or other mental health professional as a contingency for a student returning to school following a behavioral incident.
Report: Half of Public School Students Began School Year Behind Grade Level in At Least One Subject
Public school leaders estimated that about half — 49% — of their students began the 2022-2023 year behind grade level in at least one academic subject, according to data released Feb. 9 by the National Center for Education Statistics.
NJDOE and NJDCF Offer Condolences, Resources After Death of Central Regional High School Student
In the wake of the death of a student at Central Regional High School in Ocean County, Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan and state Department of Children and Families Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer issued a joint statement Feb. 13.
New Jersey Student Climate Challenge Opens for Students in Grades 6 to 12
Sustainable Jersey’s Student Climate Challenge is now open to New Jersey public school students in grades 6 to 12.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks Policy Manager
The New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking a policy manager to provide policy services to local boards of education.
Obituary: Bob Brandt, Longtime North Warren Board of Education Member, Dies
Robert Lloyd “Bob” Brandt, 74, of Blairstown, New Jersey, died Nov. 10, 2022. He was a proud member of the North Warren Board of Education for over 20 years and served in many different offices.