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 9, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 13
Legislative Update: Governor Acts on Education Measures, Lame Duck Session of the Legislature Begins
On Monday, Nov. 8, Gov. Phil Murphy acted on approximately 90 bills that the Legislature sent to his desk before going into recess this summer, including over a dozen school-related proposals.
NJSBA Hits Milestone, Delivering 100 Facebook Live Sessions
The New Jersey School Boards Association marked an impressive achievement Nov. 4 in presenting its 100th Facebook Live episode since the COVID-19 pandemic washed over the globe.
NJSBA’s Virtual Workshop 2021: View the Most-Watched Training Sessions On-Demand
NJSBA's Virtual Workshop 2021 organizers have mined data from the 100 professional development programs to pull together a list of the most-watched sessions for those still interested in registering.
State Board Honors PTA Members, Considers Proposing ELL Amendments
At its November meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education passed a resolution honoring members of the New Jersey PTA and discussed proposing amended regulations for English language learners to align the regulations with federal requirements.
Reminder: New Board Members Must Complete Criminal Background Checks within 30 Days
Under the law, board members who do not complete the fingerprinting process within the 30-day period following election could be declared ineligible to serve in office.
Delegate Assembly Handbook Now Available; Registration Is Ongoing
The agenda and meeting materials for the Nov. 20, 2021, semiannual Delegate Assembly are available online for review by delegates and any other interested board members.
Students Urged to Submit Film Festival Entries by Jan. 8 Deadline
The New Jersey School Boards Association encourages students to submit entries to the Garden State Film Festival’s student submission category, “New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short” by the Jan. 8 deadline.
Local Finance Notice on Public Contracting Released
This notice reminds local government and school district contracting units of key public works contractor registration, prevailing wage, debarment, and equal opportunity/affirmative action requirements.
NSBA Advocacy Institute Trip on Hold
NJSBA will organize New Jersey-centered events that will facilitate engagement within the state’s congressional delegation, create opportunities to advocate for federal actions that will enhance public education and update board members about timely topics.
NJSBA Board of Directors Virtual Meeting Notice
The meeting will be held virtually on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.