September 26, 2023 • VOL. XLVII NO. 9
New Jersey will soon have a new school district, as voters in the Sept. 26 special school election lent their support to having the boards of education of the Highlands School District, Atlantic Highlands School District and Henry Hudson Regional School District join together to convert Henry Hudson Regional into an all-purpose PK-12 regional school district.
Gov. Phil Murphy, first lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education recently announced the establishment of the first-in-the-nation Office of Climate Change Education within the NJDOE’s Office of Innovation.
The New Jersey School Boards Association's board of directors met in-person and virtually on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. President Dr. Karen Cortellino presided over the meeting from the Association’s headquarters.
The newly signed law essentially prohibits associations that oversee statewide interscholastic sports from increasing ticket prices for playoff games compared to regular season games, unless the increased prices are required to offset certain event-related expenses.
Innovative programs in five New Jersey schools have earned recognition in the New Jersey School Boards Association’s annual School Leader Awards.
Marking Climate Week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Sustainable Jersey and The College of New Jersey announced the award of $4.55 million in grants to plant trees at 34 public schools, colleges and universities in the state.
Dozens of board members, school administrators and other leaders in education took away practical strategies to efficiently run their districts and advance the education of all children at the Personnel Administrators Association’s meeting on Sept. 19.
Individuals who are interested in providing public testimony must register for one of the meetings in advance. The deadline to register is Oct. 2.
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual New Jersey Convening for Diversifying the Teacher Workforce.
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families reminds local educational agencies that schools MUST register a representative using the survey link to gain access to the NJ4S information system.
The trainings aim to increase knowledge of evidence-based practices related to school mental health and provide educators with opportunities to interact and collaborate with their peers who are working on implementation of comprehensive school mental health systems.
The goal of the Holiday Cards for our Military Challenge is the collection and delivery of personalized, signed expressions of respect, caring and gratitude to United States troops, veterans and service families.
The New Jersey Department of Education provided guidance regarding meeting the New Jersey state minimum graduation requirements by content area for students with disabilities.
The advisory offers suggestions for local educational agencies to consider adjusting discipline practices, as necessary, for the 2023-2024 school year.
Districts accepting ARP-ESSER funding are required to update the Safe Return Plan for the continued safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services for all schools, and they must also post the updated plans on their websites.
The U.S. Department of Education recently recognized 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023, including nine from New Jersey.
The New Jersey School Boards Association would like to congratulate Union County and Hudson County for becoming the first two members of the 100% Club for Workshop 2023.
The meeting will be held in-person at NJSBA Headquarters, 413 West State St., Trenton, Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9 a.m.