May 17, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 39
The New Jersey School Boards Association welcomed its incoming executive director, Dr. Timothy Purnell, at its semiannual Delegate Assembly at The Conference Center at Mercer in West Windsor on May 14.
The NJSBA board of directors unanimously approved Dr. Timothy Purnell as the ninth executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association. Purnell is currently the interim executive county superintendent for Morris County and is a former superintendent for the Somerville Public Schools and Harding Township School District.
Legislative Update: Measures to Alleviate Bus Driver Shortage, Promote Electric School Buses Clear Committee
On May 12, the Assembly Transportation & Independent Authorities Committee met for the first time since the Legislature went on budget break in mid-March. The committee advanced several measures affecting New Jersey school districts.
Sustainable Jersey for Schools recently announced the 26 New Jersey public schools and districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association.
During a Facebook Live event, NJSBA recognized outstanding school programs in special education that ensure student success and demonstrate the hard work and achievements of special education students, their parents and teachers.
NJSBA has created a video playlist featuring various interviews with eighth-grade students, which were conducted between the end of February and March.
Three students from New Jersey are among the 161 students who were named as U.S Presidential Scholars, recognizing their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Education.
This year’s recipients of the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching are Deborah Cella of Glen Rock High School, Alicia Rodriguez of Kent Place School in Summit, Devin Ryan-Pullen of Burlington City High School and Lee Snowden of University High School in Newark.
Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, each New Jersey board of education shall provide a course of study in civics, which shall be taken by all students in an appropriate middle school grade, the New Jersey Department of Education reminded stakeholders in an advisory.
The official school and district harassment, intimidation and bullying grade reports, as required under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L. 2020, c. 122), are now available for public release, the New Jersey Department of Education announced in an advisory.
The summit will bring together education leaders, disability advocates and coordinators, special education professionals and others to discuss issues affecting students with disabilities and students with mental health needs.