School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
January 18, 2023 • VOL. XL NO. 22
Monmouth County Election Offices: Error Could Change the Result in Ocean Township’s Board of Education General Election
Election offices in Monmouth County recently discovered a problem with voter tallies in the 2022 general election that could change the result of a school board contest in Ocean Township.
State Board of Education Honors the Work of Local Boards of Education
At its Jan. 11 monthly meeting, New Jersey’s State Board of Education marked School Board Recognition Month by unanimously approving a resolution that commends the hard work and dedication of the state’s nearly 5,000 local school board members.
Voters to Decide School Construction Questions in Jan. 24 Special Election
Voters will head to the polls for a special election Jan. 24 to decide school construction proposals. One town is also having a special school board election to fill the seat of a board member who retired.
School Board Recognition Month: Saluting a Grandmother and Grandson Serving on the Same Board
What Marie Bilik, president of the Green Township school board, may be most proud of is that her grandson, Christopher Michael Bilik Jr. – who goes by “CJ,” was elected to her same board of education.
State Board of Education Acts on Various Items at January Meeting
In addition to passing its resolution in honor of New Jersey School Board Recognition Month, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on several items at its Jan. 11 meeting.
NJSBA’s 2023 April Election Candidate Kit Is Now Available to Download
The New Jersey School Boards Association has posted the 2023 April Election Candidate Kit online on the NJSBA website.
New Jersey Department of Education Receives $14M Grant to Support Mental Health Efforts
The New Jersey Department of Education announced Jan. 11 that New Jersey has been awarded a five-year $14 million federal grant to expand school-based mental health services for students.
Paterson Public Schools Awarded $2.5M in Federal Full-Service Community Schools Funds
Paterson Public Schools officials announced Jan. 18 that the district has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools program. The grant is in the amount of $499,959 and is expected to be renewed annually for five years.
NJSBA’s Lou Schimenti Earns Prestigious Certification
The New Jersey School Boards Association wants to recognize its very own Lou Schimenti, senior manager, exhibitions and co-op, who recently earned his CEM certification, which recognizes his expertise in the exhibitions and events management arena.
U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Disciplining Students with Disabilities
The New Jersey Department of Education recently issued an advisory highlighting key guidance regarding the discipline of students with disabilities.
First Notice: Delegate Assembly Resolution Deadline
Please note that the Delegate Assembly, which is the policymaking body of the New Jersey School Boards Association, is scheduled to convene May 13, 2023.
Persons and Entities Schools Must Not Do Business With
Persons or entities included on the Russia-Belarus list cannot enter into or renew a contract for the provision of goods and services with a board of education, including charter schools.