TRENTON, May 29, 2020—The latest additions to NJSBA’s COVID-19 Resource Center ( include new state aid numbers from the Department of Education, the latest directive on graduation ceremonies and information about “The Race Against COVID-19,” a virtual event for students.

A Day in the Life: The Race Against COVID-19 Junior Achievement of New Jersey will sponsor a free virtual event for high school and middle school students on Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Featuring three executives from the pharmaceutical company Sanofi, the career-focused program will address the science, crisis teamwork and logistics currently at play in the industry. Posted May 29.

Updated State Aid Summaries On May 28, the Department of Education posted revised state aid summaries. School Board Notes, June 2, will include further information about the changes. Posted May 29.

Graduation Ceremonies: Updated In a May 28 memo, the Department of Education offers further clarification concerning graduation ceremonies, including drive-through observances. “… virtual ceremonies and drive-through/drive-in ceremonies that are otherwise compliant with Executive Order No. 142 may occur at any time.” Posted May 29.


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