First Look at Executive Order #214

To Our School Board Community: On January 11, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 214 regarding the implementation of new policies for the 2020-2021 school year. Specifically, the Executive Order implements the following: The statutory graduation proficiency test requirement mandated by N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-2 et seq. is waived for seniors who have not yet met […]

COVID-19 Halloween Guidance

To Our School Board Community: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect that Halloween will look quite different this year. In anticipation of the upcoming holiday, New Jersey has issued Halloween Celebration Guidance with recommendations on how to safely celebrate. Notable recommendations include: OUTDOOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: If you plan to trick-or-treat, you should limit your group […]

First Look at Executive Order No. 175

To Our School Board Community: Today, the Governor issued Executive Order No. 175 which addresses, among other things, reopening plans and reopening requirements, requirements for all-remote learning, and periodic updates to the Department of Education. We are working to unpack this lengthy Executive Order so we can provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate […]

Bridge Year Pilot Program

To Our School Board Community: On June 26, 2020, Governor Murphy signed an Act requiring the Commissioner of Education to establish a three-year “Bridge Year Pilot Program” for certain students who were impacted by the public health state of emergency caused by COVID-19. Under the Bridge Year Pilot Program (the “Pilot Program”), each school district […]

Hunger-free Students Bill of Rights Act

The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly has approved the “Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act,” (the “Act”) which requires certain school meal information be provided to students’ parents and establishes protocols for identifying eligible students for meal programs. The Act will take effect on the first day of the school year. Specifically, the Act […]