School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
October 4, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 9
Keynote Speaker at NJSBA’s Workshop to Highlight Multifaceted Art Project
Patrick Dunning, a multimedia artist who has traveled throughout the United States for the past 20 years highlighting a multifaceted art project, has been added as a keynote speaker to the New Jersey School Boards Association’s annual Workshop, Oct. 24-26 in Atlantic City.
Legislative Update: Senate Education Committee Returns from Summer Break
On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Senate Education Committee met for the first time since June to consider various pieces of legislation that would impact public schools. Various other committees also met to consider education-related bills.
New Jersey Unveils Statewide Student Mental Wellness Support Infrastructure Proposal
The NJ4S network is expected to launch in the 2023-2024 academic year and will include an additional $8.5 million in American Rescue Plan Funds to support the startup of NJ4S hubs on top of the $6.5 million in ARP funds already included in the 2023 budget to meet student needs.
John Henry Retires from the New Jersey School Boards Association
John Henry, senior manager of STEAM and sustainable schools at the New Jersey School Boards Association, has retired after nine years of dedicated service with the Association.
NJSBA’s Inaugural Labor & Employment Summit Draws Scores of Attendees
Scores of board members, lawyers and school leaders attended the New Jersey School Boards Association’s inaugural Labor & Employment Summit on Sept. 28.
NJSBA Holds Regional Meetings for School Board Candidates
On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, the New Jersey School Boards Association held regional meetings in the northern, central and southern portion of the state to provide information to school board candidates.
School Districts Invited to Apply for $280M in Mental Health Grants
The U.S. Department of Education invites school districts to apply for two grant programs to increase access to mental health services for students and young people, totaling $280 million.
Somerset County Joins the Exclusive Workshop 2022 100% Club
The New Jersey School Boards Association would like to congratulate Somerset County for joining the club exclusive to counties sending all their districts to Workshop 2022.
Three Bridges Elementary School Wins “Best in New Jersey Farm to School Award”
Three Bridges Elementary School in Hunterdon County was presented with the “Best in New Jersey Farm to School Award” as part of the 12th annual Jersey Fresh Farm to School Week being held Sept. 26-30.
Governor Murphy Announces Nominations to the New Jersey State Board of Education
Gov. Phil Murphy announced his nominations of Mary Bennett, Dr. Kwanghee Jung and Dr. Claudine Keenan to the New Jersey State Board of Education in a Sept 29 news release. Their nominations will be sent to the state Senate for confirmation.
Virtual Roundtable to Highlight Serving Students Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
The New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education is hosting a virtual roundtable discussion regarding the New Jersey Deaf Student's Bill of Rights and the New Jersey Communication Plan Template for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind.
Meeting Notice: NJSBA Resolutions Subcommittee
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby provided of a meeting of the New Jersey School Boards Association Resolutions Subcommittee. The meeting will be held remotely on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m.