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 19, 2019 • Vol. XLII No. 32
Dates Set for Public Hearings on Proposed State Budget
NJSBA will provide testimony.
Superintendent Contracts Enjoy a Day in the Sunshine
When the superintendent’s employment contract was amended, the board was required to hold a public hearing on the amendment with a properly advertised public notice.
Best Practices in Urban Education Conference on April 5
An interactive panel discussion will explore topics with which districts struggle, including changing demographics, teacher recruitment, and professional development.
NJDOE Memo on State Test Administration
The memo reiterated NJDOE directives.
Special Education Symposium - May 13
Topics include parent-district relations and the importance of social-emotional learning across the general population to enhance the experience for the special education students.
Senate President Sweeney and Senator Oroho Discuss Special Ed and Regionalization
The senators, in a video interview, call for changes that would cut costs.
NJSBA School Mental Health Conference and March 27 Facebook Live Event
Intervention for risky behavior, expressions of depression, and responses to thoughts of self-harm will be discussed.
Egg Harbor Township School District Meets with Sen. Chris Brown
Board members discussed their school funding status.
NJSBA Board of Directors Highlights
For the 10th consecutive year, there will be no increase in member dues.
Army, NJSBA Meet March 18 to Discuss Collaborations
STEAM Tank, and many other projects and initiatives supported by the Army, benefit students and board members.
School Funding: Education Adequacy Report Released; Review Planned
All of the factors in the school funding formula are under review, according to the NJDOE.
County Scene: Union
The event celebrated "Unsung Heroes" in Union County.
County Scene: Essex
"Unsung Heroes" were honored during a ceremony in Essex County.
Reminder: E-RATE Form 471 Deadline Is Wednesday, March 27
The national non-profit EducationSuperHighway has developed free tools and resources to help schools and districts meet the deadline.
County Scene: Atlantic/Camden
Eighth grade students participate in dialogue in Atlantic and Camden counties.
Obituary of Louise B. McCollum, Former NJSBA Board of Directors Member
Visitation will be on March 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Grenloch Presbyterian Church.