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 24, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 20
Arts Ed NJ Issues New Guidance for Arts Education During the Pandemic
The organization says that, with proper precautions, music classes and other instruction in the arts can be offered safely.
New Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools Program to Kick Off Certification Cycle in January
On Dec. 15, Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the NJSBA will present a webinar to show schools how they can benefit by participating in this new program.
Upcoming '3Rs' Programs Focus on Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources for Board Members
The 3Rs programs are available at no cost to board members or their districts, and offer one Board Member Academy credit.
Court Denies Attorney’s Fees in Open Public Meeting Act Case
The judge denied the complainant’s request because there was nothing in the Sunshine Law to indicate that the Legislature intended to permit the recovery of attorney fees.
NJSBA, League of Municipalities Express Concerns about New Public Meeting Regulations
The new regulations create an unfunded mandate because they require the use of software that is not readily available for free.
Three NJSBA Special Reports Posted Online
The reports explore the impact of the pandemic on public education in New Jersey.
Governor Gives Ocean and Salem Counties More Time to Count Votes
In the affected counties, Murphy extended the deadline for certification of election results to Wednesday, Nov. 25.
$1,000 Grants Available to Purchase Diligent, ‘BoardDocs’ Products by Dec. 15
The grant money can be used to digitize governance and administrative operations.
NJSBA Officer Candidacy: Application and Guidelines
Applications must be received at NJSBA headquarters by 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2020.