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 29, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 16
Board Leaders Invited to Submit Questions for ‘Board President’s Corner’ Feature
The New Jersey School Boards Association is inviting school board leaders to ask questions that are top of mind to be featured in a new “Board President’s Corner” that School Board Notes will introduce next year.
Robert DeCicco Looks Back at More than 45 Years of Board Service
Robert DeCicco, president of the Eastern Camden County Regional High School District, looks back at 45 years of service as a board member.
NAEP Results Show Average Scores in Reading and Math Fall for Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students
According to the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress results – the first since the start of the pandemic – average scores in reading and math for both fourth and eighth grade students declined sharply since 2019.
Communication Strategies Highlighted at Union County Meeting
At the Union County School Boards Association meeting held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, attendees heard from Dorenia Villalona, assistant business administrator of operations at the New Brunswick School District, and Jisette Duran, the district’s digital branding and communications specialist.
Adam Parkinson, the 2022-2023 Board Member of the Year, Honored at County Meeting
At the Hudson County School Boards Association meeting on Monday, Nov. 21, at Robert Menendez Elementary School, the New Jersey School Boards Association recognized its 2022-2023 School Board Member of the Year, Adam Parkinson, president of the West New York Board of Education.
Jersey City School District Honored with School Leader Award at Hudson County Meeting
The Jersey City School District was honored for earning an Exemplary Program recognition in the 2022 School Leader Awards, which is awarded by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
New Board Members Must Complete Criminal Background Checks
State law requires that school board members for public school districts, including charter schools, undergo criminal background checks within 30 days of election or appointment. Incumbent school board members who were reelected Nov. 8 do not have to undergo criminal background checks.