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 23, 2023 • VOL. XLVI NO. 40
Governor Murphy Announces Additional Investment of Over $5.5 Million for Statewide School Security Initiative
Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced an additional investment of approximately $5.79 million in federal funds to further assist with critical incident mapping efforts.
Recognizing An Unsung Hero from Union County
When Isabella Lima’s younger brother, Isaac, suffered a June 2021 fall that resulted in a spinal cord injury and left him in a wheelchair, she did everything she could to assist in his recovery.
State Attorney General Files Complaint Challenging Hanover Board of Education Policy
The attorney general for New Jersey announced in a May 17 news release that his office has filed a Division on Civil Rights complaint challenging a policy enacted by the Hanover Township Board of Education.
Last Chance to Register for the School PR Forum: Cresskill’s Perfect Storm and Communicating with the Community
Like most school districts in the state, Cresskill was looking forward to getting back to in-person learning in September 2021. But on the evening of Sept. 1, the remnants of Hurricane Ida caused widespread flooding through the region.
Learn How to Implement Threat Assessments in Your School District 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 NJSBA's School Security & Safety Conference.
2023 Innovations in Special Education Award Winners Honored in Video
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s annual Innovations in Special Education Award!
U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on State of School Diversity, Announces New Grant Opportunity
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a new report on the state of diversity within America's schools, according to a news release.
Sustainable Jersey Invites Schools to Apply for $2.5 Million in Tree Planting Grants
Sustainable Jersey has released a Sharing Kit with social media posts to show your support for the program and to spread the word about the availability of the grants.
New Jersey Student Filmmakers Invited to Submit Entries to Garden State Film Festival
The New Jersey School Boards Association encourages students to submit entries to the Garden State Film Festival’s student film category, titled “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short.”
USDOE and HHS Announce Actions to Support Mental Health Strategy
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services recently announced updated resources and proposed regulations for schools to deliver health care to eligible students.
Four Educators Named as Winners of Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching
The winners are Wahab Ashraf of Science Park High School in Newark, Bob Fenster of Hillsborough High School, Maria Maloupis of Lyndhurst Middle School, and Nancy Picinic Ricca of Pascack Valley High School, according to the university’s Office of Communications.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks a Legal Counsel
The New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking a legal counsel to join its Member Services and Strategic Partnerships Division.
Position Open: NJSBA Seeks a Business Administrator in Residence
The New Jersey School Boards Association is seeking a business administrator in residence to join its team.