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 8, 2019 • Vol. XLIII No. 11
Task Force: Ban the Sale of All Flavored Vaping Products
Governor pledges swift action on recommendations.
Take Part in STEAM Tank 2020: Applications Now Available
Deadline for submissions is Dec. 6, 2019.
Haddonfield Educator Named Teacher of the Year
Recipient focuses on Shakespeare, global citizenship.
State Board Tables Action on New Graduation Exam
The proposed amendments reflected the transition by the NJDOE to the next generation of state assessments.
Proposed New Regulations Would Require Schools to Test More Often for Lead in Drinking Water
Governor wants the NJDOE to strengthen its safe drinking water regulations to require schools to test for lead every three years, rather than every six years.
Agency Upholds Firing of Security Guard Under the Influence
The N.J. Civil Service Commission said the lack of prior offenses did not serve to mitigate the seriousness of his actions on the day in question.
Podcast: A Conversation on the Importance of Equity in Education
The podcast with former NJDOE Commissioner of Education Kimberley Harrington Markus will air Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
Educational Equity to be Addressed in Workshop 2019 Programs
Equity will be the direct focus of at least eight Workshop presentations.
School Leader Provides a Preview of NJSBA’s Mental Health Task Force Report
Also featured: “Board Presidents: Are You Leading or Managing?”; a story on best practices for filling board vacancies; and how to change a dysfunctional board culture.
Student Film Showcase at Workshop 2019
Discover a new category especially for public school students: The New Jersey Hometown Documentary Short.
Monthly Minute: September
New Jersey's public schools are named Number One in the nation by Education Week.
Asked & Answered: How NJSBA Can Help Improve Your District’s Salary Guide
NJSBA works with districts on improving the current salary guide even when it is not a negotiating year.
With 26th Annual Program, MAAC Gives Back to Atlantic City Students
Teachers use the program to motivate students and stress the importance of sports, team activities, doing well in school and good decision-making.
County Scenes: Hudson, Bergen
A new president takes office in Hudson County, and the Saddle River Board of Education becomes Board Certified.
County Scenes: Cape May, Camden, Gloucester
Cape May County honors a student performer, and the Camden/Gloucester association hears a discussion of restorative justice by school psychologist Amanda Montani.