School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
May 10, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 38
Assembly Republican Leader Speaks at NJSBA Legislative Committee Meeting
Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio emphasized the need for more education funding to provide property tax relief at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Legislative Committee meeting May 7.
New Jersey State Board of Education Acts on Numerous Items at May Meeting
The New Jersey State Board of Education met for its monthly meeting May 4. It heard updates and acted on numerous items.
NJSBA Welcomes Legislative Advocate with Robust Experience, Expertise
Jesse Young, who most recently worked at the New Jersey Department of Education, brings a wealth of experience working in education policy development and implementation to NJSBA.
NJSBA’s PR Forum to Feature a Primer on Crisis Communications
Chanta L. Jackson, an award-winning veteran journalist and editor who now serves as Asbury Park School District's communications chief and registrar, and Rosa Cirianni, an award-winning journalist, experienced communications professional and NJSBA consultant, will lead the program.
NJSBA Equity Conference to Feature State Teacher of the Year
Theresa Maughan, a high school social studies teacher at East Orange STEM Academy and New Jersey’s 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, will deliver a special presentation at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Equity Conference, Friday, May 20.
NJSBA’s Leadership Weekend to Focus on Vision, Commitment and Unity, June 3-5
The New Jersey School Boards Association is excited to hold its first in-person weekend training in two years on the first weekend in June.
Updated Edition of ‘Collective Negotiations’ Now Available
NJSBA staff have updated the book to provide new information on understanding the bargaining process, the legal framework of collective negotiations, an overview of the players at the table, insights on the board and its negotiating team and the development of proposals.
Governor Proclaims May 8-15 as ‘Special Education Week’
In his proclamation signed April 28, 2022, the governor “calls upon all residents to recognize the achievements of New Jersey’s special education students and the outstanding contributions made by educators, school board members, schools and agencies for the disabled, and their parents.”
As COVID-19 Cases Rise, School Districts Reminded about Guidance
Local educational agencies should continue to monitor the COVID-19 Activity Level Index and review the public health recommendations to determine additional mitigation measures during periods of elevated community transmission.
New Jersey Schools Invited to Apply for National Lieutenant Governors Association STEM Scholarship
Sheila Y. Oliver, the lieutenant governor of New Jersey, encourages New Jersey schools to apply for the STEM Scholarship Program, which has been launched by the National Lieutenant Governors Association.
USDOE Seeks to Strengthen and Protect Rights for Students with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will solicit public comments to help decide how best to improve regulations to assist America's students with disabilities.