November 16, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 14
On Monday, Nov. 15, various legislative committees convened either remotely or at the State House. The following is a summary of legislation affecting New Jersey’s public-school districts.
The Essex County School Boards Association welcomed numerous high-profile educators and public officials at its Nov. 10 meeting highlighting the theme of “Equity, Diversity and Equality.”
Kerri Wright, the New Jersey School Boards Association’s 2021-2022 Board Member of the Year, is featured on the latest episode of “Education Matters,” the popular video series hosted by Ray Pinney, director of member training and engagement at NJSBA.
The program – “3Rs: Roles, Responsibilities and Resources” – will cover a variety of topics and will include time to ask questions and to network with board members from other districts.
U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra sent a letter to school principals Nov. 8 asking for assistance with several key components to getting children vaccinated.
Sustainable Jersey, a network and movement of over 400 municipalities and 300 schools and school districts working collectively to achieve a sustainable future, will hold several webinars in its “Deep Dive” series as part of its Digital Schools Program.
Educators and club advisers are encouraged to have students participate in the New Jersey climate challenge, which is free and open to all New Jersey public schools serving students in grades six to 12.
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s semiannual Delegate Assembly will convene Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.