The NJSBA COVID-19 Resource Center provides essential information, guidance and resources to help boards of education during the pandemic emergency. The site is updated frequently, and all developments of interest to schools are posted immediately at NJSBA urges member to check the webpage regularly.

Newer postings include:

Ensuring Children Have Access to Nutritious Meals During COVID-19 School Closures Recent guidance and information from the Food Research and Action Center. Posted April 21.

NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair Over 90 institutions of higher education will participate in a virtual college fair for high school students and their families, May 4-6. Posted April 21.

Care of Children during COVID-19 Separation The N.J. Department of Children and Families lists proactive steps to alleviate fear and stress if children are separated from parents during the pandemic. Posted April 19.

COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools The N.J. Department of Health this week issued revised guidance for K-12 schools and child care facilities, including new information on sanitizing facilities, identifying populations most at risk, and preventing the spread of the disease. Posted April 18.

After a Loss: Resources for School Districts NJSBA provides county-by-county contact information for the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth and other mental health-related resources that school districts can consult during a tragedy. Posted April 17.

When Schools Reopen – N.J. School Boards Association Report to Explore Issues, Concerns Local school districts will face many challenges when students return the classroom–whether that occurs later this spring or in the fall. Posted April 16.

COVID 19 – Supplemental Emergency Procurement Guidance The state’s Division of Local Government Services addresses ways to reduce in-person contact during the competitive bidding process. Posted April 16. 

Educator Evaluation During Extended School Closure The New Jersey Department of Education provides additional guidance regarding the evaluation of certificated staff. Posted April 16. 

A Worldwide Day of Gratitude for Those on the Front Lines Warren Township/Watchung Hills alumni arts group organizes April 30 global “coming together” program recognizing first responders and healthcare workers. Posted April 16.

Remote Budget Hearings: Information to Meet the Challenge NJSBA provides information and guidance on virtual public hearings, including Sunshine Law compliance, public participation, executive sessions, and available technology. Posted April 15.

NSBA: Urge Congress to Increase IDEA Funding during COVID-19 Crisis “Targeted” flexibility, funding and resources are key points of this advocacy effort. Sample letter to Congress included. Posted April 15.

USDOE Provides Governors with Guidance on Emergency Ed Funds; N.J. to Receive $68.8 Million States can use proceeds to help school districts, colleges and early childhood centers most severely affected by the health crisis. Posted April 15.