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 27, 2020 • Vol. XLIV No. 16
Action Alert: Overreaching Coaches’ Contracts Bill Scheduled for Oct. 29 Senate Vote
NJSBA urges boards of education to contact their state senators and ask them to vote "no" on S-2843, often referred to as the "coaches bill."
Virtually Perfect Workshop 2020 Attracts More than 6,000 Participants
Workshop 2020 featured more than 100 training sessions, a virtual exhibit floor with nearly 140 booths, three keynote speakers and special student-centered programs on all three nights.
3 Construction Projects, Totaling $17.5 Million, among 9 School Questions on Nov. 3 Ballot
Three districts are asking voters for permission to exceed a 2% cap on tax-levy increases, and a change in the annual school election date is on the ballot in two districts.
NJSBA Releases Third Report on the Impact of the Pandemic on Education
Among its recommendations, the report calls for the NJDOE to conduct research on what students learned during the shutdown and fund a strategic plan to address learning loss.
Legislative Update: Assembly Committee Addresses Social Justice Issues; Senate Committee Advances COVID-19 Measure
A legislative committee also took action concerning the Amistad Commission.
Fall School Law Forum Rescheduled for Dec. 9
Practicing school board attorneys will share research and their own experiences while addressing the latest court decisions, administrative rulings, statutes and codes that affect public education and school district governance.
Teacher Returned to Service
The Interim Commissioner of Education determined that a retired teacher was not entitled to be immediately returned to service, but she did retain the right to be restored to her former position, or a comparable one, should it become available in the district.
Technical Assistance Sessions Scheduled This Week for State Funding to Expand Preschool
Eligible districts can take advantage of available funding, but they need to act soon.
Public Comment Period Open on Regulations Governing Remote Meetings
Written comments are due by Nov. 18.
Notice of a Meeting of the NJSBA Executive Committee
The remote meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4.
NJSBA Delegate Assembly Handbook Mailing
Handbooks for the Nov. 21 Delegate Assembly will be mailed next week.
Jacqueline McLean Retires After Nearly 47 Years
Jackie was honored for her distinguished service as the long-time "face of the NJSBA."
Public Notice of a Meeting of the NJSBA Board of Directors
The meeting is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13.