TRENTON, JUNE 9, 2020–Recent additions to NJSBA’s COVID-19 Resource Center ( include reopening plans issued by several states and guidance on social-emotional learning.

Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools As California’s school districts plan reopening strategies, the state’s department of education issues a guidebook on subjects ranging from scheduling models to social-emotional learning, special education and communication. Posted June 9.

Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health released guidelines to help schools plan for a safe return to in-person instruction. Posted June 5

Guidance for Boards Regarding the Reopening of Schools The Illinois Association of School Boards offers its state’s school districts a framework to discuss governance, communications, facilities, academic programs, finances and other concerns. Posted June 2.

An Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social and Emotional Learning: As You Prepare to Reopen and Renew Your School Community  The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) addresses SEL as education emerges from extended school closings. Posted June 9.


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