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 28, 2023 • VOL. XLVI NO. 32
‘Weaving the Community’ in Jersey City Gets Students Involved in the Fiber Arts
Weaving the Community is a collaborative, creative effort by Jersey City Public Schools to introduce the social and emotional benefits of fiber arts techniques in the classroom and the school community.
School Business Administrators: Update Your Census Before Workshop Registration Opens April 3
Registration for NJSBA's Workshop 2023 is set to launch April 3. To ensure that you can easily register your team, please review and update your district census.
Board President’s Corner: What Do I Need to Know about the CSA Evaluation Process?
The chief school administrator evaluation is required by law. Every local board of education with a CSA must evaluate his or her performance at least once a year in writing.
Mother and Daughter Share a Common Bond as Unsung Hero Award Winners
For the first time in history, a student has followed in the footsteps of one of her parents in winning a prestigious Unsung Hero award.
NJSBA Board of Directors Highlights
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s board of directors met in-person and virtually on Friday, March 24, 2023.
Watchung Hills Regional High School District Sues Social Media Companies, Alleging Exploitive Practices
The district notes that it has seen a steady rise in the mental health struggles of its students over the last decade – and it believes social media is a substantial factor causing this crisis.
Creature Creation Project Captures Creativity Between Two Barnegat Schools
The Creature Creation Project bridges grade levels as an example of the district’s “One Barnegat” approach. Students from Barnegat High School and Robert L. Horbelt Intermediate School teamed up for the artistic adventure.
Webinar to Focus on Changes in Mandated Training Requirements for New School Board Members
Join your peers on an April 5 webinar and find out how changes in mandatory training requirements will impact boards of education throughout the state.
NJSBA Expresses Condolences After School Shooting in Nashville
The New Jersey School Boards Association expresses its condolences to the Nashville and education communities after three children and three adults were gunned down at a grade school March 27.
NJDOE to Discontinue Start Strong Assessments
With the successful reinstatement of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments in the spring of 2022, the New Jersey Department of Education will discontinue the Start Strong assessment effective fall 2023.
Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
The Office of Special Education has created a theme to help encourage and support ASD awareness in schools. This year’s theme for Autism Awareness Month is Colors of My World.