November 22, 2022 • VOL. XL NO. 15
Positions that will be open are the presidency and three vice presidencies. The election will take place on May 13, 2023, at the NJSBA Delegate Assembly. All offices are two-year terms, May 2023-May 2025.
Senate Sends Information Literacy Standards Bill to Governor’s Desk, Approves Various Education Measures
On Nov. 21, the New Jersey Senate held a voting session that gave final legislative approval to S-588/A-4169, a bill requiring the State Board of Education to adopt academic standards in information literacy, among other actions.
The governor announced in a Nov. 16 news release that the New Jersey Department of Children and Families would issue a request for proposals to create the new NJ4S program in time for the 2023-2024 academic year, while pledging to provide funding to continue the SBYSP through fiscal year 2024.
The Passaic Academy for Science and Engineering, part of the Passaic School District, was honored with a School Leader award as a recognized program at the Nov. 14 Passaic County School Boards Association meeting.
Local educational agencies are invited to three virtual sessions on comprehensive active shooter incident management for schools. School safety specialists who attend will receive appropriate hours toward certification renewal.
Districts accepting money from the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund must update the Safe Return Plan for the continued safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services for all schools, as well as post the updated plans on their websites.
BoardDocs is part of the NJSBA cooperative pricing system, which eliminates the need for your district to undergo the competitive bidding process.
The New Jersey Department of Education invites local educational agency leaders, grant administrators, educators, and other stakeholders to a webinar on maximizing federal funds.
A regular meeting of the NJSBA Legislative Committee will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. The meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. and be held remotely.
State law requires that school board members for public school districts, including charter schools, undergo criminal background checks within 30 days of election or appointment. Incumbent school board members who were reelected Nov. 8 do not have to undergo criminal background checks.