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 18, 2021 • Vol. XLIV No. 44
Registration is Now Open for NJSBA's Virtual Workshop 2021
NJSBA is offering a special group rate of $900 for up to 25 team members, including school board members, superintendents, school business administrators, IT directors, facilities directors, principals, and other district staff. That's only $36 per person.
Legislative Update: Mental Health, Summer School, Special Ed and Grade Retention Measures Continue to Advance
Senate Education Committee approves legislation on robotics and alleviating learning loss.
COVID Update: Governor Says No Virtual Option for Students This Fall
Murphy’s executive order that allowed for virtual schooling during the pandemic will not be renewed after this academic year, officially ending the option for online learning.
Appellate Division Overrules Education Commissioner in Tenure Case
The school district is required to grant a tenure dismissal hearing to an administrative assistant.
NJSBA Hosts Virtual Spring Education Symposium for More Than 240 Attendees
The conference took place completely virtually, giving attendees the opportunity to network and interact with 40 sessions running concurrently over eight tracks.
Why Listen to the Voices of Eighth-Grade Students?
In today’s Education Matters video, five county school board presidents discuss what parents and educators can learn by listening to eighth-graders.
NJSBA Participates in Regionalization Roundtable
Senate President Steve Sweeney hosted a roundtable discussion on the benefits and challenges of school regionalization. Sweeney sponsored S-3488, the regionalization bill that unanimously passed the state Senate.
NJSBA Hiring Full-Time Field Service Representative
The minimum salary for the position is $80,293. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by May 28, 2021.
Policy Update: Sex-Based Discrimination
The NJSBA has also updated policies on school meals and curriculum adoption.
Obituary: John Vander Molen Compiled a 46-Year Record of Distinguished Service as a Board Member
Vander Molen, active in the NJSBA, was also vice president of the Manchester Regional High School Board of Education when he died.