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 23, 2020 • Vol. XLIII No. 46
Superintendent Evaluation Deadline Extended to July 31
The NJSBA-sought extension will help ensure the thorough and fair evaluation of superintendents.
Legislative Update: Bridge Year Program for Sports; Electronic Procurement, and Graduation Insurance Measures Advance
Legislation would allow high school seniors to defer graduation and participate in a “bridge year.” Students would remain enrolled in high school, take college credits and participate in high school co-curricular activities or athletics.
N.J. Education Commissioner Staying Until Aug. 1
No interim or permanent replacement has been named.
NJSBA Provides Sample Resolution for Boards to Support Federal Legislation Allocating $500 Billion for Communities and Schools
The money could be used by state governments to aid schools and avoid layoffs.
Federal Update: DeVos Ruling Challenged by NJSBA and National School Boards Association
For public schools, only disadvantaged students were counted. Yet, for private schools, the Secretary of Education counted total enrollment. As a result, non-public schools may receive a greater share of the funds.
NJSBA Partners with Pure Edge, Inc. to Deliver Social and Emotional Learning Training
NJSBA and Pure Edge, Inc. will develop 15 programs with a focus on social and emotional learning and wellness.
Important Notice Regarding the New Jersey School Boards Association Census
School business administrators are being asked to update the NJSBA census as soon as possible.
NJSBA Facebook Live Events: I-STEAM and a Conversation with Garden State Film Festival’s Executive Director
The Thursday Facebook Live event will feature a discussion on the importance of film study in the classroom.
Virtual Delegate Assembly to Be Held Saturday
Register to receive logon information.
2020 School Leader Awards: Addressing Challenges of Remote Learning
Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on June 26.