TRENTON, June 18, 2020—The New Jersey School Boards Association today thanked Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet and the state Department of Education for responding to its concerns and granting a 30-day extension of the deadline for the evaluation of school district superintendents by local boards of education.

On June 17, the Department of Education announced a temporary rule modification, which moves the deadline for completing the evaluations from July 1 to July 31.

“Evaluation of the chief school administrator is a critical responsibility of local boards of education,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “Since the public health emergency began, NJSBA, along with the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, has communicated with the Department of Education about the necessity to extend the evaluation deadline.

“School boards and superintendents have had to devote enormous amounts of time and energy, working together, to transition the education program to a virtual basis, while accommodating social distancing restrictions that impact the conduct of public meetings,” he explained. “The deadline extension will help ensure the thorough and fair evaluation of superintendents.”

As a service to its members, NJSBA provides local boards of education and their superintendents with online tools that ensure compliance with the evaluation process required by state law.

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The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of the state’s local boards of education and includes the majority of New Jersey’s charter schools as associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.

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