School Board Notes
New Jersey's weekly education report offers up-to-date information on legislation, court decisions and other developments affecting school districts.
September 4, 2019 • Vol. XLIII No. 6
New Jersey Schools Rank Number One in the Nation in Latest Education Week Report Card
Our state received high grades for commitment to funding public schools, and for its dedication to improving achievement.
Court: Teachers Can’t Be Paid Full Salaries While Performing Only Union Work
Two taxpayers filed the suit, which challenged payments for union activities.
Testing for Lead in Water: Resources for School Districts
NJDOE provided the list of resources to help communities where lead in the water is an issue.
Student Who Provided 22,000 Meals to the Needy Wants to Keep Program Going
Working with her mother, Isobel Costello saw a problem and decided to help.
Call for Nominations: Sept. 6 Deadline for NJSBA’s 2019-2020 Board Member of the Year Award
Nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
Ready, Set, Bargain to Take Place on Oct. 4
This dynamic, fast-paced program helps school board bargaining teams be effective at the bargaining table.
NJDOE Announces 2019-2020 County Teachers of the Year
A listing is provided of the winners in every county.
NJDOE Releases 2019 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending
The guide provides the public with information about local school spending trends.
Delegate Assembly Resolution Cutoff Is Sept. 19
All resolutions submitted for the Nov. 23, 2019 Semiannual Delegate Assembly must be received at NJSBA headquarters by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
NJSBA, Board Members Meet with Assembly Members Murphy, DePhillips; Congressman Van Drew
Education issues were discussed during summer meetings with lawmakers.
National School Boards Association Is Accepting Magna Nominations
The 2020 awards program will focus on equity in education, recognizing district programs that remove barriers to achievement for vulnerable or underserved children.
Governor Allocates Aid to an Additional 28 Districts for Preschool Expansion
The districts implementing or expanding preschool programs this school year have at least 20% of their student population receiving a free or reduced-price lunch.
NJSBA Legislative Committee to Meet
The public meeting begins with registration and breakfast on Sept. 14 at 8:30 a.m.