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 5, 2021 • Vol. XLV No. 9
Legislative Update: New Laws Establish Mental Health Grants, Promote STEM, Combat Food Insecurity
Among the measures, signed last week, is a grant program to promote depression screenings for students in grades 7-12.
Court: Vaccine Requirement for City Employees Not Mandatorily Negotiable
The court found that the city had a managerial prerogative to protect the health and safety not only of its employees, but also of residents who have contact with city employees.
U.S. Justice Department Directs FBI to Respond to Violent Threats Against School Officials
The move comes less than a week after the National School Boards Association wrote urging the federal government to help education officials respond to harassment, threats and criminal conduct.
County Associations Gather In-Person and Online in Hybrid Meetings
Members may attend meetings — both virtual and in-person — of any county association in the state.
Guidance on IDEA Obligations from the U.S. Department of Education
The document assists districts in understanding their obligations under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Final E-Procurement Regulations Adopted
Last week, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs' Division of Local Government Services issued a document describing the final regulations authorizing use of electronic procurement by boards of education.
NJSBA Board of Directors Highlights
The NJSBA Board of Directors met virtually on Friday, Oct. 1.
NJSBA Delegate Assembly: Registration Open Now
The Delegate Assembly will be held virtually on Nov. 20, 2021.
Notice: NJSBA Resolutions Subcommittee Meeting Time Change
The meeting will be held remotely on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m.
New Jersey Safe Schools Program Offers Teacher Training for Supervising Work-Based Learning
The New Jersey Safe Schools Program is providing teachers work-based learning supervisory trainings for career and technical education (CTE).