School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
March 12, 2019 • Vol. XLII No. 31
State Issues 2019-2020 Funding Notices
The proposed budget will be reviewed by the Senate and Assembly budget committees, with a new state budget scheduled to go into effect on July 1.
Legislative Update: Sexual Abuse, Mental Health Bills Clear Committees
Another bill would establish a four-year pilot program to study the impact of later start times for high school students.
State Board Considers New CTE Regulations, Performance Reports
Proposed new rules would address the shortage of career and technical education teachers.
Video: Sweeney, Oroho Discuss Pension, Health Benefit Reforms
The legislators discussed cost-saving recommendations in the Path to Progress report.
NJSBA Monthly Minute Video: February 2019
Three bills opposed by the NJSBA were held by legislative leadership.
Asked & Answered: How Has the N.J. Family Leave Act Changed?
Employers covered by the law will be required to provide 12 weeks of job-protected family leave to employees during every 24-month period.
Earn I-STEAM Leader Credits at Regional STEAM Tank Challenges
Board members can earn two I-STEAM Leader credits by attending a free event on either March 16 or March 22.
Information Sessions on Jobs for N.J. Graduates Program
Information sessions will provide attendees with details regarding program requirements, student selection, implementation and training.
County Scene: Hudson
"Unsung student heroes" honored for making their district a better place.
NJSBA School Mental Health Conference on April 9
Mental health professionals will address effective preventive and supportive measures, as well as interventions for risky behaviors, depression, and thoughts of self-harm.
NJSBA Hosts Sixth School Technology Conference
Attendees learned from industry experts in breakout sessions and during a networking lunch.
Application Deadline March 22: Student Teams Invited to Compete in Envirothon
The test structure will include both a written and an interactive problem-solving section.
County Scenes: Burlington, Gloucester, Monmouth
Eighth-grade student dialogs occurred in all three counties.
NJSBA Legislative Committee Met March 9
New members joined the committee.
April 11 Environmental Sustainability Symposium at Rider
Board members are invited to join about 180 teachers and students at popular annual event.
Apply for 2019 Innovations in Special Education Award
The program is part of Special Education Week 2019 in New Jersey.