NJEA has taken a position on a number of current legislative issues that impact public education, public school students, and school employees.
To look up the text of a bill, please go to the New Jersey legislature’s website, https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/, and use the bill search on the right-hand side.
A 4783 Grants reciprocity to teachers with certain out-of-state certificates A4783 (Quijano, Lampitt, Jasey) NJEA supports granting Continue reading
A 1184 A 4414: A 1184 – Requires school districts and charter schools to report discipline data on their websites and to Commissioner of Education A 4414 – Requires public schools to report all student disciplinary actions; requires DOE to establish database and compile annual report concerning disparities in student disciplinary actions
A 1070 A 1625: A1070- Requires Secretary of Higher Education to develop guidance for institutions of higher education to identify cultural barriers in recruitment and retention of underrepresented students for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs A1625- Directs DOE to develop outreach program to encourage young women and minorities to pursue post-secondary degrees and careers in STEM
A 1104; A 1630; A 1631 A 1632: “Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act”: requires certain school meal information be provided to students’ parents; establishes protocols for identifying eligible students for meal programs: prohibits stigmatizing student with bill in arrears; Clarifies that school district is not required to restrict access to school meals if school meal bill is in arrears; Requires school districts take certain actions to increase participation in free or reduced priced meal programs; prohibits shaming students with school meal bills in arrears; prohibits certain district actions in collecting unpaid school meal fees
S 2835 Requires compilation of data and issuance of annual reports on New Jersey teacher workforce S 2835 (Ruiz) NJEA supports all efforts to Continue reading