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 2, 2020 • Vol. XLIII No. 43
Combating Racism and Discrimination: A Statement from NJSBA
NJSBA’s President and Executive Director address the incident in Minneapolis, the protests that followed, and efforts to create a secure learning environment for all students, free of the evils of racism and discrimination.
Legislative Update: Assembly Committee Approves Plan to Borrow Billions
The bill gives the Murphy administration the authority to pay off the bonds over 35 years.
Executive Director Discusses NJSBA Special Report
Serious challenges await districts in safely reopening schools.
NJSBA’S Virtual Workshop 2020 Program Proposals Are Now Being Accepted
From Oct. 20 through Oct. 22, NJSBA will provide a premier distance learning experience, showcasing best practices.
New State Aid Figures Available for Every District
The new aid numbers reflect the recent announcement by the state treasurer of a proposed $336 million reduction in state education aid.
Assembly Panel Hears Testimony on Food Insecurity Faced by Students and Residents
A sudden spike in unemployment due to the coronavirus has left some families struggling to pay for meals.
Updates on Federal Pandemic Relief Funding
New federal aid is not expected until July.
NJSBA’s Delegate Assembly to Be Held Virtually
Online meeting to be held on June 27.
Virtual Program on June 12: Equity During a Pandemic
The NJSBA Equity Council will explore equity issues that have emerged during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Video Interview: State Teacher of the Year Discusses Lesson Plans Available on NJTV
Kimberly Dickstein Hughes discusses the challenges that teachers face in delivering remote instruction.
Court: District Not Responsible for Private Special Ed Placement by Charter School During Challenge
The question at the heart of this matter was who should bear the cost of the placement — the district or the charter school?
In the COVID-19 Center: The Race Against Disease, Illinois Guidance on Reopening and HVAC Concerns
Junior Achievement of N.J. will sponsor a free virtual event for high school and middle school students on today’s pharmaceutical industry.
Rules Clarified for Graduation Ceremonies
Virtual ceremonies and drive-through/drive-in ceremonies that are otherwise compliant with Executive Order No. 142 may occur at any time, according to the NJDOE.