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 3, 2020 • Vol. XLIII No. 30
NJSBA Offers Resources on Coronavirus Preparation - UPDATED to Include State Guidance on School Closures, 3/5/2020
Links to information and sample policies are provided.
COVID-19 – Be Prepared, Be Informed…and Communicate
The NJSBA's executive director shares his thoughts on how to be prepared for the coronavirus.
Four State Budget Hearings Scheduled
Hearings are scheduled for March 10, 12, 18 and 25.
Be a Judge for the STEAM Tank Challenge
STEAM Tank judges are being sought for regional competitions on March 14, March 21, or March 27.
Creating Safer Classrooms through Inclusive Standards
An article prepared by the Sikh Coalition discusses the importance of continuing to include information about the Sikh religion in the state’s social studies standards.
Court: It’s Not Age Discrimination to Require a Basic Level of Technological Competence
Court rules that an educational institution may require a basic level of technological competence from its employees.
Important Opportunity for Boards: Technology Savings through NJSBA Partnership with Edge
Through its partnership with Edge, the NJSBA can help connect you with the best technology at competitive prices.
Board Members Recognized for Community Service
The honorees this week are William Hyncik of Montgomery Township in Somerset County; Paul Rutsky of Jamesburg in Middlesex County; and Glenn Elliott of Verona in Essex County.
Students Find Energy Savings through PowerSave Schools
PowerSave works with 67 schools in New Jersey, and still has space for additional schools for the current year.
STEAM Tank, STEM Pathways Celebrate Beginning of STEM Month in N.J.
March is STEM Month in New Jersey. An event at the InfoAge Science & History Center in Wall Township, Monmouth County got the celebration going.
Two New Jersey Students Win Prudential Awards for Community Service
Isobel Costello, a senior at Newton High School in Sussex County, and Darius Brown, 13, of the Newark North Star Academy, won Prudential awards for community service.
Resolutions Cutoff Date Set for Next Delegate Assembly
Friday, March 13 is the deadline to submit resolutions for the next Delegate Assembly.
NJSBA Board of Directors Members Participate in Leadership Training
Dr. Michael McGough, author of “Personal Leadership: The Art of Leading You,” led the training.
County Association Leaders Meet at NJSBA
County association leaders met to discuss educational issues and review plans.