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 16, 2023 • VOL. XLVI NO. 39
Assembly Education Chair Announces Package of Bills to Address Teacher Shortages
On Thursday, May 11, Assembly Education Committee Chair Pamela Lampitt announced the introduction of a package of bills intended to alleviate the ongoing teacher shortage in New Jersey.
Legislative Update: Assembly and Senate Committees Approve Teacher Shortage Bills; Governor Signs Nonresident Tuition Bill
May 11 marked a busy day for the state Legislature as six committees met to advance various pieces of legislation concerning PreK-12 education.
Updated Guidance Issued to Schools on Constitutionally Protected Religious Expression
On May 15, the Biden-Harris Administration released updated guidance on the current state of the law concerning constitutionally protected prayer and religious expression in public schools.
Share Your Expertise at Workshop 2023: Program Proposals Due June 15
The Workshop 2023 “call for proposals” deadline is June 15. The NJSBA is looking for engaging, creative and thoughtful submissions.
Receive Mandated CRG Mapping Information at NJSBA’s School Security & Safety Conference
On Friday, June 9, experts in cybersecurity, threat assessments, school security, safety best practices and more will share their perspectives at the NJSBA's School Security & Safety Conference.
Session Topics Announced for NJSBA’s Spring School Law Forum 2023
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s Spring School Law Forum is returning June 13, 2023. It will be held at the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association's FEA Conference Center in Monroe.
NJSBA's 2023 School PR Forum to Include On-Camera Training Session for Crisis Communications
Tom Slater, formerly the risk communications director at the New Jersey Department of Health, will present an overview of the principles of communication during a crisis.
Father of Sandy Hook Victim Urges Barnegat Students to Be Leaders in 'Dylan's Wings of Change' Movement
Barnegat High School is embarking on a student-centered program to encourage empathy and connection. The initiative is part of a movement organized by a father who lost his young son in the Sandy Hook mass shooting.
NJDOE Releases School Performance Reports, Issues Updates and Reminders to Districts
The New Jersey Department of Education released the 2021-2022 New Jersey School Performance Reports on April 5, 2023. In a memo, it provided districts with some reminders and updates about the reports.
LEAs Urged to Start Planning for Preschool Education Aid Application
LEAs can reference the 2022-2023 PEA Application as a guide in advance of the official application release for the upcoming year.
State Board of Education Approves Graduation Ready Cut Scores
The New Jersey State Board of Education approved the proficiency level cut score for the English language arts and mathematics components of the NJGPA, as well as the menu of alternative assessments and aligned cut scores.
Working Papers for Minors Goes Digital on June 1, 2023
NJDOL wants to be sure every school official, minor, parent and employer knows about the new process so that no one experiences a delay in obtaining working papers.
NJDOE: Schools Must Submit Statement of Assurance on Lead Testing for Drinking Water
A 2022-2023 statement of assurance for lead drinking water testing and reporting is required to be submitted for all entities, including any entity that received an exemption approval.
NJSBA’s Annual School Leader Awards Call for Submissions
Each year, the School Leader Awards showcase creative and effective programs and practices from New Jersey schools. If your school has a new and unique education program that addresses student learning and achievement, the NJSBA wants to hear from you.
Several New Jersey Students Named U.S. Presidential Scholars
Five students who go to school in New Jersey are among those recognized in the 59th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks Bookkeeper to Join Its Team
The New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking a bookkeeper to join its team. The successful candidate will be responsible for handling the accounts payable processes of the organization and will also take on payroll duties.