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 24, 2022 • Vol. XLV No. 40
Legislative Update: Curriculum Transparency, Electric School Bus Measures Continue to Advance; Educator Recruitment Package Clears Assembly Education Committee
On May 19, the Assembly Education Committee, Higher Education Committee, Women and Children Committee, and Appropriations Committee convened at the State House and advanced various measures affecting New Jersey school districts.
High School Students Invited to Apply to Governor’s STEM Scholars Program
New Jersey high school and college students passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics education are invited to apply for the Governor’s STEM Scholars program. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10.
Latest Issue of Monthly School Board Notes Digest Available Online
The May 24 edition of the School Board Notes Digest has been posted online due to a paper shortage tied to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Character.org Certifies 14 New Jersey Schools as National Schools of Character
Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character development in schools and communities, recently certified 14 New Jersey schools as National Schools of Character.
NJSBA Leadership Weekend Postponed
The New Jersey School Boards Association is postponing its Leadership Weekend: Vision Commitment and Unity program after receiving expressions of concern from members and staff about the rising COVID-19 rates in New Jersey.
NJSBA Technology Conference Canceled
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s Technology Conference, scheduled for June 3 at the Conference Center at Mercer, has been canceled as a result of concerns about the rising COVID-19 rates in New Jersey.
New Jersey’s Health Commissioner Comments on Expansion of COVID-19 Boosters for Children
Judith M. Persichilli, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, noted in a May 19 statement that everyone ages 5 and older who has completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine series is now eligible for a booster dose.
Call for Entries: NJSBA’s Annual School Leader Awards
Each year, the School Leader Awards showcase creative and effective programs and practices from New Jersey schools. If your school has a new, unique education program that addresses student learning, NJSBA wants to hear from you.
Monmouth County Board Members Achieve Member Certifications
The New Jersey School Boards Association honored board members with certifications at the Monmouth County School Boards Association meeting May 12.
Keyport Board of Education Earns Certification
The Keyport Board of Education was awarded its certification at the Monmouth County School Boards Association meeting May 12.
Oceanport Board of Education Earns Certification
The Oceanport Board of Education was awarded its Board Certification at the Monmouth County School Boards Association meeting May 12.
Public Testimony Being Accepted on Proposed Rules to Implement Bridge Year Pilot Program
The pilot program requires each school district with a high school to offer students in the graduating classes of 2021 and 2022 the opportunity to pursue a bridge year during the year immediately following their senior year of high school to address learning loss and missed opportunities.