New additions to the NJSBA COVID-19/School Restart Center include guidance on arts education, an update on electronic  procurement, and new NJSBA sample policies to implement New Jersey’s “Road Back” plan.

September Ready Fall 2020 Guidance for Arts Education A comprehensive, 126-page document from Arts Ed NJ offers practical guidance for educators and reinforces the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Visual and Performing Arts. Posted July 10

Permanent E-Procurement Rules Proposed A proposal by the N.J. Division of Local Government Services would make pandemic-related emergency regulations allowing online procurement platforms permanent. Posted July 10

NJSBA Develops Updated Board Policies as Districts Plan School Reopening New Jersey’s guidance on reopening schools, The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education, makes several references to district policy in implementing health and safety protocols, instructional programming, scheduling and other functions. NJSBA has analyzed the report to identify areas in which board policy is appropriate, and has developed a set of sample documents to help boards update policies relating to health, safety, illness, and maintenance to address state guidance on screening, contact tracing and cleaning/disinfecting requirements. Posted July 8