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 18, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 11
Legislative Update: Assembly Education Committee Holds Hearing on Learning Acceleration and School Facilities Bill; Senate Approves Various Education Measures
The Assembly Education Committee hosted a hearing on interrupted learning and discussed a bill that would revise school facility project processes. The Senate and various other Assembly committees also met over the last week.
NJSBA Submits Feedback on Student Mental Health Proposal; Comment Period Extended
The New Jersey School Boards Association is urging the Murphy administration to preserve the existing School Based Youth Services Program, while increasing investments in programs and services that will enhance student mental health.
Asked and Answered: Exceptions to the Nepotism Rules
There are a few narrow but important exceptions to the nepotism rules. You are strongly encouraged to discuss these exceptions with your board attorney before hiring based on these exceptions.
State Board Acts on Numerous Items at Monthly Meeting
The New Jersey State Board of Education met for its October monthly meeting, discussing and acting on numerous items, including a resolution recognizing National Principals Month. The State Board also recognized the 2022-2023 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.
About $6M in Grants Go to Two New Jersey Institutions to Support Educators of English Learner Students
The College of New Jersey and William Paterson University have received grants of $3 million and $2.8 million respectively to support educators of English learner students.
Districts Urged to Review Spring 2022 NJGPA Results
The New Jersey Department of Education encourages districts to review the results of the spring 2022 New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment results in conjunction with locally administered assessments.
Districts Encouraged to Register for Threat Assessment and Management Training
The Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, part of the New Jersey Department of Education, is providing ongoing behavioral threat assessment and management virtual training for school communities through a grant program.
Download the Workshop Mobile App!
Download the Workshop 2022 mobile app! Visit the Apple App store or Google Play store and search “NJSBA Workshop 2022.” The Workshop app offers an opportunity to engage in Workshop throughout the entire event.
Workshop Ethics Reminder
As Workshop 2022 approaches, school officials are reminded of the School Ethics Commission’s policy guideline regarding acceptance of meals and entertainment at conferences.
USDOE Launches “YOU Belong in STEM” Initiative
The U.S. Department of Education recently launched "YOU Belong in STEM," an initiative to galvanize the broad STEM education ecosystem to implement and scale equitable and high-quality STEM education for all young people.
NASA Launches Power to Explore Challenge for K-12 Students
NASA is launching its second Power to Explore Student Challenge, calling on K-12 students in the United States to learn about Radioisotope Power Systems.
School Board Notes Will be on a Scheduled Break the Week of Workshop
School Board Notes, the weekly digital newsletter published by the New Jersey School Boards Association, will be on a regularly scheduled break next week as NJSBA staff carry out their duties at Workshop 2022.
Notice of a Hybrid Meeting of the NJSBA Board of Directors
In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby provided that the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person and remotely.