School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
July 14, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 2
NJSBA County Leaders Meet Virtually with Interim Education Commissioner
The discussion between county SBA leaders and Interim Commissioner of Education Kevin Dehmer centered on reopening New Jersey’s schools.
Legislative Update: Assembly Committee Approves Bill Delaying Physical Exam Requirement for Student-Athletes
The amended bill originally proposed waiving the physical examination requirement for the fall season.
NJSIAA Delays Official Start of Fall Sports Season
Games are now scheduled to begin one month later than planned.
Arts Ed NJ Issues Guidance for Arts Education
The report, “September Ready: Fall 2020 Guidance for Arts Education,” offers practical guidance for educators seeking to provide meaningful arts instruction.
This Week’s NJSBA Virtual Programs: Esports, Remote Learning, School Sports
This week's NJSBA webinars, podcasts, and Facebook Live events focus on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts during the COVID-19 emergency.
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Restriction on Public Subsidy to Private Religious Schools
The Supreme Court upheld a Montana state tax credit program that benefitted students attending private schools, including religious schools.
Pandemic Discussion Summer Series Continues-Part 2: Decisions for Special Education
The program will review key operational considerations for special education when developing school reopening plans.
Canvas LMS is Now Part of NJSBA's Cooperative Pricing System
The Canvas LMS supports in-person, blended, and remote learning in school districts.
NSBA Seeks Targeted Liability Relief for the Pandemic
The National School Boards Association is advocating that Congress include temporary and targeted liability relief for school districts within the next round of COVID-19 aid legislation.
‘Bedtime Math’ Announces Free Math Program, Training for K-5 Teachers
A nonprofit organization is offering an online and in-classroom math program for free to all New Jersey K-5 teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.