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 3, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 12
Voters Decide School Board Seats, Ballot Questions
Voters in nine school districts acted on ballot proposals, ranging from construction bond issues, and requests to increase the local tax levy above the state’s 2% cap, to proposed changes in the local school board composition.
School Districts Get $37M in Stabilization Aid
The New Jersey Department of Education has announced that 16 school districts would receive $37 million in stabilization aid.
$10M for School District Consolidation and Shared Services Initiatives Now Available
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Gov. Phil Murphy and the N.J. Division of Local Government Services announced that applications are now being accepted for the next round of Local Efficiency Achievement Program grants.
Acting Commissioner Issues Decision in School Ethics Complaint
The board member who was the subject of the complaint issued an endorsement for four of his fellow board members.
NJSBA Honors Southampton School No. 1 as it Celebrates 100 Years
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director, presented a resolution honoring Southampton School No. 1 in Vincentown, New Jersey, as it celebrates 100 years of educating children.
Students Encouraged to Submit Art Highlighting ‘Hope, Healing and Resilience’
New Jersey students from preschool to grade 12 are encouraged to participate in the “Hope, Healing and Resilience Through the COVID 19 Pandemic” art installation project, which is spreading positive messages.
Q&As Address Return-to-School Roadmaps for Children with Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services recently released two new Q&As to help schools safely welcome children with disabilities back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Register for the Nov. 20 Semiannual Delegate Assembly
Delegates, as well as nonvoting board members and guests, can now register to attend on the NJSBA website.
Audit Deadlines for 2020-2021 School Year Extended
On Oct. 27, Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-3881, which extends the deadlines associated with annual audit reports for the 2020-2021 school year.
NJSBA’s Attorney of the Day Program Gets Dedicated Phone Line
The New Jersey School Boards Association’s Attorney of the Day program has a new dedicated phone line. The phone number is 609-278-5279.