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 19, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 11
Joint Committee Holds Hearing on School Reopening
On Tuesday, Oct. 19th, the Joint Committee of the Public Schools convened a hearing to receive testimony from various invited guests on the issue of school reopening.
As the Election Draws Near, Voters Mull Candidates, Construction Projects and More
Voters in at least nine school districts will act on ballot proposals seeking approval to increase the local tax levy above the state’s 2% tax levy cap, issue construction bonds, or change the composition of the local school board.
School Board Candidates Respond to Arts Education Survey
New Jersey school board candidates were given the chance to share their views about arts education with voters in their district in a survey conducted by Arts Ed NJ, a nonprofit organization that provides a unified voice for arts education, information, policy and advocacy in New Jersey.
School Leader Features Strategies for Calming a Crowd, Shares New NJSBA Report
The latest issue of School Leader magazine is online and features a timely article on strategies for handling contentious school board meetings.
New Edition of Fundamentals of School Board Membership is Available
NJSBA’s anthology on the basics of board membership is now available electronically for free to members.
Sharpen Your Communication Skills through Targeted Training at Virtual Workshop 2021
The upcoming annual NJSBA Workshop includes several sessions that will provide school district leaders with opportunities to hone their communication skills.
ARTS ED NJ Issues Guidance for Indoor Performances
Arts Ed NJ recently released guidance to assist school administrators and arts educators in the planning of indoor fall performances.
Fact Sheet Aims to Support Students with Mental Health Disabilities
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly issued a fact sheet to support students with mental health disabilities, their families, and their schools in the era of COVID-19.
U.S. Department of Education Releases New Resource on Supporting Children during COVID-19 Era
The U.S. Department of Education released a new resource: Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health.