Governor Murphy Announces Anticipated Graduation Attendance Limit of 500 People

To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards related to COVID-19 school closures. On May 26, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that outdoor graduation ceremonies would be allowed on and after July 6, 2020. On June 9, […]

Reminder: Updated Remote Instruction Emergency Plans Due Tomorrow, 5/22

To Our School Board Community:We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards related to COVID-19 school closures. On Monday, May 4, 2020, Governor Murphy announced that the schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. As such, we […]

Deciphering the “Updated” Guidance regarding Graduations and Ceremonies

To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards with COVID-19 and the related school closures.  On May 8, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Education issued a memo clarifying that there should continue to be […]

End of the Year Activities and Graduations in the time of COVID-19

May 8, 2020Kasi M. Gifford, Esq. To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards with COVID-19 and the related school closures.  As you are all no doubt aware, on May 4, 2020 Governor Murphy announced the […]

NJDOE Issues Guidance Regarding Observations for Provisional and Nontenured Educators

By: Kasi M. Gifford, Esq. To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards related to COVID-19 school closures. We have received many questions about observations and evaluations. On May 7, 2020, the New Jersey Department of […]

Governor Expands Education Commissioner’s Authority during COVID-19 Emergency

April 7, 2020 Kasi Marie Gifford, Esq. To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards with COVID-19 and the school closure to students.  We have been providing guidance on how best to meet the needs of […]

Important COVID-19 Special Education Related Services Update

To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards with COVID-19 and the school closure to students.  We have been providing guidance on how best to meet the needs of your students, staff, and community. Last week […]

NJSIAA Answers Questions About COVID-19 and Spring Sports

March 26, 2020 Kasi M. Gifford, Esq. To Our School Board Community: We have been trying to anticipate and quickly respond to your questions during this time, given the unprecedented challenges presented to our Boards with COVID-19 and the school closure to students.  We have been providing guidance on how best to meet the needs of […]

NJDOL Flier on COVID-19 & Unemployment Benefits

As you may have heard during Governor Murphy’s 2:00 p.m. press conference on March 17, 2020, the State is requesting that all businesses continue to pay their employees. While it is unclear whether it will apply to schools, the Governor explained that there is Federal and state proposed legislation that will provide small and mid-sized […]