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 15, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 30
NJSBA’s Second Annual Spring Symposium Agenda Is Now Live
The virtual two-day event will feature roughly 40 training sessions covering meaningful subjects school officials have requested, including boosting community relations, exploring future education innovations and reexamining school ethics.
School Board Member Spotlight: Paul Breda
Paul Breda currently serves on the Wharton Borough Board of Education in Morris County, which is a small K-8 district that serves 700 students and their families in a town of about 6,500 people.
NJSBA Collects Donations to Support Ukraine
With international concern growing for the safety of civilians and families affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the New Jersey School Boards Association is collecting diapers, hygiene products, first aid supplies, nonperishable foods and other items to help Ukrainians in need.
Employment of Teachers and Certain Professional Staff Members Who are Retired from TPAF
A recent notice allows local educational agencies – including school districts, charter schools, renaissance school projects and approved private schools for students with disabilities – to temporarily hire retired teachers and professional staff members to provide special services.
Employment of Retired Certified School Nurses
A recent notice allows local educational agencies to temporarily hire certified school nurses who are retired from the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund without reenrollment in the TPAF.
State Aid Notices Now Available and Updates to the 2022-2023 Budget Application
State aid notices for the 2022-2023 school year can now be found under “School Aid” in the New Jersey Department of Education’s Homeroom portal, according to an NJDOE bulletin.
Meeting Notice: NJSBA Resolutions Subcommittee
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby provided of a meeting of the New Jersey School Boards Association Resolutions Subcommittee. The meeting will be held remotely Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
U.S. Secretary of Education Looks Back on the American Rescue Plan
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law March 11, 2021, emphasized what it has meant to schools.
High School Students Invited to Participate in Visual Art Competition
New Jersey high school students are invited to participate in a visual art competition to design the exterior of the new ScreenNJ Mobile Health Van.
Free Webinar on Creating Trauma-Informed Learning Environments
The New Jersey Department of Education, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, will hold a free webinar, April 5, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. focusing on how educators can implement trauma-informed supports in schools.