School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
November 17, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 19
Session Highlights Listed for NJSBA’s Fall School Law Forum, Now Scheduled for Dec. 9
Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences while addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes, and codes that affect public education and school district governance.
The 2021 STEAM Tank Challenge is Now Accepting Applications
The virtual competition encourages students, facilitated by teachers, to work collaboratively to identify and develop innovative solutions to issues such as climate change and the environment, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meet New Jersey’s Math Magicians
Five high school seniors at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North have created an online math tutorial for grades three through eight.
Degree from Unaccredited Institution Still Nets a Pay Raise for Teacher in Tenure Case
The commissioner held that a teacher's rights were violated because her salary was reduced without going through the proper process.
Curriculum on the Amistad Available from N.J. State Bar Foundation
The free new virtual curriculum is called "Breaking Bias: Lessons from the Amistad."
State Funding for School District Consolidation and Shared Services Studies Available
Available grants also help districts study the benefits of shared services.
2021 Green Ribbon Schools Program Announcement
A letter of intent to participate should be submitted to N.J. Audubon by Nov. 20, and a completed application must be submitted by Dec. 18.
NJSBA Board of Directors Highlights
During the meeting, the governing body learned that NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2020 exceeded its programming, attendance and financial goals.
The Paterson School District’s Effort to Close the Digital Divide
In this recent podcast, Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer, and Jerry Scacchitti, regional vice president for Trox, explain how they worked together to help students find the devices they needed.
Notice of a Meeting of the NJSBA Delegate Assembly - Nov. 21
The meeting, scheduled for Nov. 21, at 9 a.m., will be conducted by video conference and telephone.
NJSBA Officer Candidacy: Application and Guidelines
School board members interested in interviewing for candidacy for an NJSBA office must submit their application by 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2020.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
The virtual meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.