August 24, 2020–Items recently posted on NJSBA’s School Restart Resource Center include the NJSIAA’s plan for fall and winter sports, updated guidelines from the CDC, NJSBA’s call for changes in law and regulation to help schools during the pandemic, and state Department of Agriculture guidance on meal service.

NJSIAA Return-to-Sports Plan, 2020-2021 The governing organization for interscholastic athletics issues detailed schedules for fall and winter sports, including a contingency plan if the fall season cannot be completed. Posted August 24.

CDC Updated School Guidelines The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues updated guidance on school operations during the pandemic, with additional consideration for ventilation, food services and students with special needs. Posted August 24.

NJSBA Calls for Statutory, Regulatory Change as Schools Plan ReopeningThe Association identifies changes to strengthen the ability of school districts to provide education during the pandemic. Issued August 19.

Meal Service during All Phases of ReopeningThe N.J. Department of Agriculture provides details on the requirements that school districts must meet when providing meals to students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Issued August 7.


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