July 26, 2022 • Vol. XLVI No. 3
While the final premium rates for the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2023, have not been made public, there are reports that those increases will be in the double-digit range, as will the premiums for the State Health Benefits Program.
The commissioner of education recently issued decisions on harassment, intimidation and bullying; tenure and indemnification that may be of interest to boards of education and their administrative teams.
Last week, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed the commissioner of education’s decision that a board member violated the School Ethics Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:12-21 et seq. when he filed a petition with the commissioner without approval by the whole board.
Practicing school board attorneys shared insights on recent court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes and codes that affect public education and school district governance.
Patricia Rees, who began at the New Jersey School Boards Association as a county activities coordinator for the state’s northern 11 counties in 2015, has joined the field services department.
The New Jersey Department of Education recently released the 2022 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending to help New Jersey residents and interested citizens learn more about the spending practices of school districts across the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a law that requires the State Board of Education to administer the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment as a field test for the class of 2023, according to a broadcast memo from the New Jersey Department of Education, which also issued "Start Strong" guidance.
New guidance helps public elementary and secondary schools fulfill their responsibilities to meet the needs of students with disabilities and avoid the discriminatory use of student discipline.
At Workshop 2022, there will be program formats that appeal to different learning styles. Whether you enjoy listening to expert speakers in a large group setting, want short informational sessions that focus on specific topics, or prefer being part of a small group participating in hands-on activities, Workshop 2022 has every option for you to learn at your pace.
Join superintendents and board members from districts who currently support student representatives to the school board to learn how these students can serve a vital role on your school safety team.
The New Jersey School Boards Association encourages students to submit entries to the Garden State Film Festival’s student submission category, “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short.”