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 7, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 5
$6.5M in American Rescue Plan Funds to Benefit Statewide School Security Mapping Initiative
A statewide school security initiative will receive a $6.5 million investment in American Rescue Plan funds to collect and digitize school building blueprints and make them available to first responders, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at an Aug. 30 news conference.
Purnell Perspectives: A New Year, Full of New Opportunities
Thoughts on the new school year from Dr. Timothy Purnell, executive director and CEO of the New Jersey School Boards Association.
School Governance Primer Series Highlights Best Practices for Boards
Dr. Peter Hughes, superintendent of Haworth School District in Bergen County and a former member of the Kinnelon Board of Education in Morris County; and Kerri Wright, a longtime member of the Chester Board of Education in Morris County and a lawyer with Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C., share best practices in a four-part School Governance Primer series.
Workshop 2022 to Feature New Jersey State Board of Education Student Representative
Lauren Knopp of Ocean City High School, the New Jersey State Board of Education student representative, will speak at Workshop 2022, addressing attendees at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
NJSBA’s Jobs Portal Can Help You Fill School Positions
The New Jersey School Boards Association is helping public schools meet staffing challenges with its new job listing marketing service. New Jersey school districts and charter schools can now tap our online reach to promote hard-to-fill positions, no matter the category.
NJSBA’s Labor and Employment Summit to Feature Special Session Topics and Keynote Speakers
New Jersey School Boards Association will host its Labor & Employment Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The virtual event will feature seminars covering critical labor and employment topics for school districts.
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin to Speak at NJSBA Legislative Committee Meeting
On Saturday, Sept. 17, the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Legislative Committee will hold its first meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, with Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) to be featured as a guest speaker.
NJDOE Issues Guidance on Implementing Amendments to the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
Local educational agencies must revise their harassment, intimidation, and bullying policies and require the use of new incident reporting forms created by the New Jersey Department of Education as a result of a law that amended New Jersey’s Anti- Bullying Bill of Rights Act.
NJDOH Issues Updated COVID-19 Recommendations for K-12 Schools
To support and prioritize uninterrupted, full-time, in-person learning, schools may transition away from a case-investigation response model to a routine disease control model.
Sustainable Jersey Invites Districts to Apply for $180,000 in Grants
Sustainable Jersey recently announced that it will award $180,000 in grants to support schools that seek a sustainable future for children and communities across the state.
NJSBA Collects Backpack Donations for Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County
In anticipation of the new school year, New Jersey School Boards Association employees recently participated in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County Backpack and School Supplies Drive to benefit children in need.
Do You Know the 2022-2023 New Jersey School Board Member of the Year?
You are encouraged to nominate a board member who you believe has been an outstanding trustee of public education. Nominations can be submitted by fellow board of education members, district administrators and staff and members of the community.
Sign up for the New Jersey Convening on Diversifying the Teacher Workforce
The conference, which has a theme of “C.A.R.E.” – community building and radical empathy – aims to be a space where educators throughout the state can come together to share ideas and best practices.
Notice of a Meeting of the New Jersey School Boards Association Executive Committee
The New Jersey School Boards Association's Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.