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 25, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 23
Voters Decide Fate of Construction Projects in Special Election
There were 10 boards of education with construction questions on the ballot. Voters approved all of the construction questions except one, according to unofficial results.
Six New Jersey School Districts Win Suit Seeking School Funding Formula Data
The New Jersey Department of Education must turn over funding data and formula codes to six New Jersey school districts after a Superior Court judge ruled in their favor.
School Board Member Spotlight: Dana Krug
Our latest School Board Member Spotlight highlights Dana Krug, a four-term school board member of West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, who spent much of her career as a marketing and project management professional, primarily focusing on education.
NJSBA’s 2022 April Election Candidate Kit Is Available Online
School board secretaries and residents interested in board member candidacy can download the free kit, which includes a variety of resources.
Winners of NJSBA-Sponsored Garden State Film Festival Category to be Honored
The 2021 winners of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s sponsored category titled “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short” in the Garden State Film Festival will receive their awards in the coming weeks during an NJSBA countywide meeting with school officials.
Upcoming Opportunities to Complete Mandated Training Now Available
NJSBA is the state-designated provider of mandated training, which is available at no cost to members.
Funding Proposals Being Accepted to Help Students with Disabilities
Qualified entities are invited to submit funding proposals to the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.
LEA Personnel Invited to Training to Help Homeless Youth
The New Jersey Department of Education is offering a level one liaison training program and a level two program. The courses will be offered online and are free.
USDOE Grants NJDOE an Extension of Math Assessment Waiver
The United States Department of Education has granted the New Jersey Department of Education an extension of its 2017 waiver from specific statutory and regulatory provisions regarding middle school math assessment requirements.
School Officials Reminded to Complete Disclosure Statements
The New Jersey Department of Education recently issued a memo reminding all districts, charter schools and renaissance school projects that the School Ethics Commission has established an electronic method for completing personal/relative and financial disclosure statements, which are required to be filed annually by all school officials.
Sign Up for Training on Reporting Data Related to Deaf Children in Preschool
The New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education will hold free virtual training sessions on collecting and reporting data on the language development of preschool-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing as required by law.
Test and Technology Coordinators Must Participate in Assessment Training
District test coordinators and district technology coordinators must participate in training on the administration of statewide assessment programs, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Webinar to Focus on COVID-19 Testing in Schools
The U.S. Department of Education is teaming up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Rockefeller Foundation on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 on a webinar from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. each day, to help schools and districts start or strengthen their school-based COVID-19 testing program.
Schools Invited to Participate in SEL Day 2022
The March 11 event gives the education community the chance to come together to showcase SEL, promote SEL, advocate for SEL and to support SEL in schools, organizations and communities.