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 9, 2023 • VOL. XLVI NO. 38
Legislative Update: Governor Signs Measure Promoting CTE; Legislature Returns from ‘Budget ‘Break’
On Monday, May 8, Gov. Phil Murphy signed A-1791/S-3306 (P.L.2023, c.47), which establishes a “Career and Technical Education Scholar Awards” program to recognize outstanding career and technical education students.
NJSBA Board of Directors Highlights
The board of directors received reports from the president, vice president for county activities, vice president for finance, vice president for legislation/resolutions and immediate past president. The board also heard detailed reports from NJSBA staff on advocacy and legislation.
NJSBA Celebrates Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week
The New Jersey School Boards Association joins parents, students and the nation in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8 to May 12, 2023.
Gov. Murphy Proclaims ‘Special Education Week in New Jersey’
The New Jersey School Boards Association and ASAH, an organization representing private special education schools, have sponsored Special Education Week since 1985.
NJSBA Honors Adam Parkinson, its School Board Member of the Year, at Luncheon
A number of the New Jersey School Boards Association's former School Board Members of the Year turned out to celebrate the 2022-2023 winner of the coveted honor at a luncheon at the Association's headquarters May 3.
NJSBA’s Legislative Committee Members Hear from Two Assemblymen
The guest speakers at the Legislative Committee meeting were Assemblymen Antwan L. McClellan and Erik K. Simonsen, both Republicans who represent New Jersey's 1st Legislative District.
New Jersey State Board of Education Acts on Numerous Items at May Meeting
At its May meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education heard updates and acted on numerous items, including a close vote on NJGPA cut scores.
NJSBA Announces ‘Innovations in Special Education’ Award Winners
The NJSBA and ASAH, which has been serving the special education community since 1974, will recognize the programs designated for honors during a video presentation held in conjunction with Special Education Week.
Two New Sessions Added to the 2023 School Public Relations Forum
Two new sessions have been added to the 2023 School Public Relations Forum, which will be Friday, June 2, at the New Jersey School Boards Association’s headquarters in Trenton.
New Sessions Announced for 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 New Jersey School Boards Association’s School Security & Safety Conference.
Save the Date: NJSBA’s Spring School Law Forum Will Be June 13
Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences in addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes and codes that affect public education and school district governance.
Save the Date: NJSBA to Host a Second Session of its Leadership Conference on June 23
As part of the Leadership Conference series, the New Jersey School Boards Association will host a second session of "Calming the Waters of Turbulent Seas" on Friday, June 23, 2023.
Morris County School Boards Association Hosts Spring Dinner
Everyone had a great time at the Morris County School Boards Association’s Spring Dinner at Hanover Park Regional High School in East Hanover on May 4, which included The Nancy Helbourg Memorial Recognition Ceremony.
The NAMM Foundation Names Dozens of New Jersey Schools on its ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ List
The 2023 Best Communities for Music Education program recognizes 830 school districts and 78 schools across 43 states for the outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders and their support for music education.
Stakeholders Invited to Statewide Trainings on Enhancing Mental Health Services for Students
The NJDOE, in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for Comprehensive School Mental Health, invites you to participate in two in-person no-cost workshops designed to support schools in their efforts to enhance mental health services for students.
School Districts Invited to Participate in Mental Health Technical Assistance Project
Schools can improve their ability to recognize and respond to youth mental health challenges by participating in the Comprehensive School Mental Health Technical Assistance Project, according to an advisory from the New Jersey Department of Education.
Celebrate School Communicators Day on May 12
The National School Public Relations Association invites school districts throughout New Jersey to celebrate School Communicators Day, which is May 12.