The Association’s COVID-19 Resource page has added several updates and resources in the past week. Among the additions:

NJSBA Praises Murphy on School Closure Decision  Governor announces that schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year. Posted May 4.

The Changes We Should Expect to Take Place in Schooling In this NJ Spotlight Op-Ed, a prominent superintendent addresses  permanent changes that may result from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Posted May 4.

NJSBA, Education Groups Urge Governor to Keep Schools Closed through June In an April 28 letter, Leadership for Educational Excellence cites enormous challenges involved in school reopening. Posted May 1.

Parental Waivers for the Delivery of Remote or Virtual Special Education Services  An April 30 memo from the N.J. Department of Education states that requiring a waiver of present or future claims as a condition to implement a student’s IEP is prohibited. Posted May 1.

The CARES Act: Education Stabilization Fund Districts that receive Title I, Part A allocation are eligible for the federal relief funds, which will be available through September 30. Posted May 1.

USDOE Grants New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Waivers The N.J. Department of Education identifies the federal requirements being waived and invites local school districts to comment by May 14. Posted May 1.

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. Re-posted April 30.

COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools The N.J. Department of Health issued revised guidance for K-12 schools and child care facilities, updated April 28, includes information on sanitizing facilities, identifying populations most at risk, and preventing the spread of the disease. Posted April 30.

Preventing Child abuse, Neglect and Domestic Violence during the Crisis The N.J. Department of Children and Families provides a social media toolkit to raise awareness of the signs of abuse. Posted April 29.