School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
June 14, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 43
Legislative Update: Mental Health and School Security Measures Advance; Legislature Continues to Push School Bus Driver Shortage Bills
On June 9, several committees convened and advanced various measures affecting New Jersey school districts.
New Jersey's Longest-Serving Board Member Honored with Building Dedication
Calvin L. Back, who was elected to the Middle Township Board of Education for the first time in 1962, was honored Monday, June 13, when the district named the high school’s performing arts center in his honor, according to a news release.
How to Access NJSBA’s June 13 Virtual School Security Program
The video of the program is available on demand to all for 30 days — to those who registered and attended the program, and to those who have not yet registered.
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod Honored for Being a Sustainability Hero
Each month, the nonprofit organization that supports community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and improve environmental equity recognizes a local leader with an inspiring story about promoting sustainability.
Experts Share PR Tips for School Board Members at Annual NJSBA Forum
About 75 school board members and others in the education community turned out for the New Jersey School Boards Association’s annual School Public Relations Forum, June 10.
Six New Jersey Schools Recognized for Innovative Climate Action
Six student teams that participated in the NJ Student Climate Challenge were honored by Atlantic City Electric, Exelon, the Drumthwacket Foundation, and Sustainable Jersey for their innovative approaches to help address climate change.
U.S. Department of Education Creates National Parents and Families Engagement Council
The U.S. Department of Education launched the National Parents and Families Engagement Council on June 14 to facilitate strong and effective relationships between schools, parents, families and caregivers.
Sussex County Board Members Recognized with Certifications
Ann Marie Cooke, vice president of the Green Township School Board, earned her Certified Board Member designation, and Mattia Scharfstein of the Stanhope Board of Education, earned her Master Board Member designation.
Bruce Young Honored with Janet Lobsenz Award
Bruce Young, vice president for county activities at the New Jersey School Boards Association and a member of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional Board of Education, received the Janet Lobsenz award at the Bergen County School Boards Association’s June 2 meeting.