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 14, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 15
Angel Santiago, a Camden County Elementary School Teacher, Named 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year
NJSBA, a co-sponsor of the award, helps advance the quality of instruction by providing state, county and local teachers of the year with online curriculum and classroom resources
NJDOE Unveils Process for School Security, CTE and Water Infrastructure Grants
Funds from the "Securing Our Children's Future" bond act are now being released to applicants.
Fall School Law Forum to Take Place on Nov. 12
Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences in addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes and code that affect public education and school district governance.
Winter Scholastic Sports Permitted by Gov. Murphy and the NJSIAA
Strict limits will be enforced for crowds at competitions and practices.
Three Districts Win NJSBA 2020 School Leader Awards
The Burlington County Special Services School District, Jersey City and Livingston captured top honors.
Legislative Leaders to Appear at Virtual Workshop 2020
Lawmakers will provide updates and take questions from Workshop attendees.
Education During the Pandemic: Communications Challenges Facing School Districts
An expert panel will discuss how to reassure students and staff while quelling social media rumors.
Appellate Division Upholds Finding That No HIB Violation Resulted from Student Group Chat
In affirming the commissioner’s decision, the court held that the single use of a racial epithet, in a chat platform away from school, did not violate the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.
Qualified Child Care Costs Can Be Campaign Expenses
Childcare costs cannot be paid to family members of the candidate.
School Leader Spotlights Social-Emotional Learning, Virtual Workshop 2020
NJSBA's magazine addresses students’ heightened social and emotional needs during the pandemic.
State Board Hears Update on Return to Local Control in Paterson
The State Board also passed a resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month.
USDA Extends Free Meal Program through June 30, 2021
The extension allows local operators to serve meals in all areas at no cost, while permitting parents and guardians to pick up meals for their children.