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 2, 2021 • Vol. XLIV No. 33
State to Begin Collecting Student Performance Data on March 15
Districts will use local assessment data to report on whether students are below, on, or above grade level.
U.S. Education Secretary Confirmed by Senate
Dr. Miguel Cardona will help lead the Biden administration’s efforts to reopen schools during the pandemic.
Legislative Update: NJSBA-Backed COVID-19 Procurement Measure Heads to Governor; Mental Health Package Advances
Sixteen education-related bills move forward.
State Education Aid Figures Released
The governor’s budget proposal is now before the Legislature, which has until June 30 to approve it, change it, or adopt a spending plan of its own.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
Senator Vin Gopal, co-sponsor of pending regionalization legislation, will be the featured guest speaker.
Call to Action: National Groups Seek Signatures to Support Online Learning
The National School Boards Association is urging educators to sign a letter to President Biden and Congress to improve internet access for students throughout the nation.
Acting Commissioner: Teachers Earned Tenure for Extra Teaching Period
The acting commissioner overturned a judge’s finding that the sixth period teaching positions were not tenurable.
School Leader: Educational Technology, Board Member of the Year, COVID-19 Precautions for Schools
The latest issue of the NJSBA's award winning magazine features a special section on educational technology.
March Webinars Cover Law, Cybersafety and Stimulus Funding
A legislative update is scheduled for March 17.
Virtual Meeting of the NJSBA Board of Directors
The online meeting will be held on March 19 at 7 p.m.
NJSBA Audit Committee to Meet
The meeting will be held remotely on Friday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m.