June 1, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 41
Legislative Update: School Meal Expansion, Electric School Bus, and Emergency Bonding Authority Measures Advance
On May 26, both the Senate and the Assembly held their first voting sessions since the Legislature returned from budget break. They approved various measures affecting New Jersey school districts.
Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, acting commissioner of education, issued a heartfelt statement on May 25 in response to the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials are recommending about $37 million in projects to the Legislature that support career and technical education program expansion for county vocational school districts along with an additional $20 million to support county college CTE projects.
School officials are asked to disseminate this information to teachers, so they can learn if they are eligible for loan redemption that could pay off up to $20,000 of the balances on their NJCLASS loans.
The program was created to encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school. The goal is to make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation alternative, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle from an early age.
The 2022-2023 debt service state aid payment schedule for school districts is now available through the New Jersey Department of Education’s School Aid Payments and Notices webpage.
The Roseville Community Charter School board of trustees was awarded the prestigious Carole E. Larsen Master Board award at the May 18 Essex County School Boards Association meeting.
The Bloomfield Board of Education was awarded the prestigious Carole E. Larsen Master Board award at the May 18 Essex County School Boards Association meeting.
Paul Williams of the Harmony Township Board of Education and Karen Graf of the Washington Township Board of Education in Warren County were both recognized for serving 30 years on their respective boards at the Warren County School Boards Association's spring meeting, May 24.
Lucy Bloom of the Sayreville Board of Education and president of the Middlesex School Boards Association was awarded the Certified Board Leader designation from the New Jersey School Boards Association at the Middlesex County School Boards Association meeting May 23.
Kimberly Lane of the Piscataway Board of Education and Mike Mitchell, vice president of the South Brunswick Board of Education, were awarded their New Board Member Certification by the New Jersey School Boards Association at the Middlesex County School Boards Association meeting May 23.