Sustainable Jersey for Schools (SJS) recently formed the Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools program, created in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey School Boards Association and endorsed by New Jersey Leadership for Educational Excellence. The first certification cycle for recognition as a digital school within the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program begins on Jan. 15, 2021.

“The pandemic has clearly demonstrated the importance of remote learning,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director. “We are excited to work with the New Jersey Department of Education and Sustainable Jersey for Schools to offer a program that will help districts improve their virtual instruction. Those who register for the Dec. 15 webinar will learn more about how their schools can benefit by joining the Digital Schools initiative.”

The Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools program builds on the legacy of the Future Ready Schools – New Jersey (FRS-NJ) program, which ceased operations in 2019. The original FRS-NJ program was modeled after the Sustainable Jersey for Schools program. The new Digital Schools program integrates FRS-NJ topical areas and content into the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification program.

Informational Webinar On Dec.15, SJS and the NJSBA will present a webinar to learn how schools can participate in this new program.

Presenters include Patrice Maillet, business development director, NJSBA; Christopher Cox, NJDOE, director, Office of STEM; and Larry Cocco, senior program consultant, Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools. The webinar will review the new slate of Sustainable Jersey for Schools Actions that encompass the former FRS-NJ indicators and discuss the Digital Schools recognition process for SJS certified schools, FRS-NJ certified schools, as well as all other New Jersey public schools. Register today.

More Information To learn more about the Sustainable Jersey Digital Schools program, watch the June 2, 2020, Facebook Live announcement and visit the NJSBA website.

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