March 7, 2023 • VOL. XLVI NO. 29
On Monday, March 6, the chair of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Firearms Safety Task Force notified members that it had completed its work and had issued a final report filled with recommended strategies that local boards of education may consider implementing in their respective districts.
At its March meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and took action on a variety of items pertaining to K-12 education.
The NJSBA's Legislative Committee met virtually Saturday, March 4, to learn about important developments in the Legislature and also heard from two special guests: Sen. Andrew Zwicker and Assemblywoman Sadaf F. Jaffer.
The NJDOE announced in an advisory that its school district online budget software was recently updated to reflect each district’s state school aid. Additionally, software screens and functions that were previously blocked from access are now available for use.
Last week, the Task Force on Public School Staff Shortages in New Jersey released a detailed report highlighting its initial recommendations to address teacher and education support professional shortages in school districts throughout the state.
Jonathan Pushman, director of governmental relations at NJSBA, will lead a legislative update session that will include a panel discussion with representatives from various education associations.
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has announced that it will hold two hearings to receive testimony on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for the fiscal year 2024.
Approvable projects are limited to those that expand a current educational facility (adding preschool classrooms/seats) and renovations of existing facilities with limitations.
David B. Blake, a longtime school business administrator, died Feb. 27 at his Morris Plains home with his family by his side. He was 85 years old.