September 7, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 5
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.
Thoughts on the new school year from Dr. Timothy Purnell, executive director and CEO of the New Jersey School Boards Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The New Jersey School Boards Association's Executive Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.