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 9, 2020 • Vol. XLIII No. 44
June 19 Application Deadline for Federal ESSER Funds
Districts have been told how much they could receive, but they must apply for the money.
Legislative Update: Assembly Authorizes Borrowing Billions; NJSBA Testifies About Emma’s Law
NJSBA believes Emma's Law would create financial hardships for districts.
NJSBA COVID-19 Resource Center: States Issue School Reopening Plans
California, Georgia, and Illinois release their guidance on reopening schools.
Podcast: Building Resilience in Our Students of Color
Dr. Melissa Sadin will discuss the impact of the pandemic on children who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
NJSBA’s Virtual Delegate Assembly to Be Held June 27
Delegates will need a computer or smart telephone to vote during the meeting.
This Week’s Webinars Focus on Goal Setting and BoardDocs
Viewers may watch webinars live to interact and ask questions, or they can see an archived broadcast at any time on the NJSBA webinar page.
NJSBA to Host June 25 New Jersey Labor Management Equity Collaborative
The program will discuss building strong relationships that facilitate collaboration among educators, while focusing on teaching quality and educational improvements for students.
Climate Change, Sex Education Standards Revised by State Board
The new sex education standards call for fifth graders to be taught that “all individuals should feel welcome and included regardless of their gender, gender expression, or sexual orientation.”
Updates on Federal Budget and Lifeline Program for Internet Connectivity
The U.S. House of Representatives aims to pass a budget bill in August, but Senate action is expected to take longer.
NJSBA Facebook Live Events: I-STEAM and a Legislative Update
The I-STEAM and Sustainability event will kick off a series of summer design challenges and problem-solving activities that students and families can do at home.
School Leader Looks at Virtual Instruction
The magazine also features a special report NJSBA released May 20 about the challenges facing schools in the months ahead, “Searching for a New Normal in New Jersey’s Public Schools.”
Spring School Law Forum to Cover Emerging Issues in Education
Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences concerning the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes, and codes that affect public education.
Wrestling with a PERC Ruling
PERC ruled that an arbitrator, not the education commissioner, would handle a case involving increment withholding.
2020 School Leader Awards: Addressing the Challenges of Remote Learning
This year's School Leader Awards will showcase creative programs schools used to address the challenges of remote learning. Entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on June 26.
Virtual Training: Legacy-Shaping Lessons in Crisis Leadership – June 16
Accomplished women in leadership will share their experiences on a variety of education topics.