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 29, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 32
NJSBA Testifies at Assembly Budget Hearing
These hearings provide advocates and members of the public an opportunity to weigh in on Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed $49.8 billion budget for fiscal year 2023, which includes over $19 billion in overall school aid, of which $9.9 billion is sent to school districts as formula aid.
A State Fund that Can be a Game Changer for Families Facing Medical Debt
While the fund serves the entire state, the commission wants to especially boost awareness of what it offers in Burlington, Camden, Monmouth, Middlesex, Hudson and Essex counties, where applications for aid have been low.
School Board Member Spotlight: Chastity Santana
Chastity Santana, who is serving in her first year as a member of the Union Township Board of Education in Union County, has been attending board meetings since 2012.
Learn How to ‘Get Ahead of the Controversy’ at NJSBA’s PR Forum on June 10
On Friday, June 10, the New Jersey School Boards Association will present its annual School Public Relations Forum, virtually, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The session offers two Board Member Academy credits.
Register for NJSBA’s May 14 Delegate Assembly
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly will convene in person on Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College.
U.S. Secretary of Education Highlights Impact of CDC Recommendations on Children with Disabilities
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recently wrote a letter to educators and parents regarding new Centers for Disease Control recommendations and the impact they would have on children with disabilities.
Limited Certificate of Eligibility and Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing Five-Year Pilot Program Application
Local educational agencies that want to participate must submit the application to the NJDOE via Homeroom. The NJDOE will provide a response to each applicant via its county office of education within five business days of receipt.
NJDOE: LEAs Can Extend Implementation of Comprehensive Equity Plan
The New Jersey Department of Education is providing school district boards of education and charter school boards of trustees the option to extend the implementation of their 2019-2022 Comprehensive Equity Plan through school year 2022-2023, according to an NJDOE memo.
School Districts Urged to Share Information on Suicide Prevention
The New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council recently sent a letter to education stakeholders urging them to take a few simple steps to prevent youth suicide and to assist the Department of Children and Families in assisting at-risk youth.
Final Notice: Enter the 2022 Innovations in Special Education Award Program by March 31
Time is running out to highlight your school’s exemplary programs and services for students with special needs by entering the 2022 Innovations in Special Education Award program.
USDOE and HHS Announce Joint Effort to Expand School-Based Health Services
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Health and Human Services recently reaffirmed their commitment to children and youth by launching a joint effort to expand school-based health services.
U.S. Secretary of Education Calls Attention to Nationwide Teacher Shortage
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has issued a nationwide call to action for states, higher education leaders, and schools to tap federal resources and work together to address the teacher shortage and aid student recovery.
U.S. Secretary of Education Comments on President’s Budget
The Biden-Harris Administration submitted the president’s budget for fiscal year 2023 to Congress on March 28. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued a statement highlighting the budget’s vision for the education system.