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 3902: Permits extension of certain deadlines applicable to local government units under emergency circumstances
A 3902 Permits extension of certain deadlines applicable to local government units under emergency circumstances A 3902 (Wimberly, Coughlin, Continue reading
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 237 S 854: Requires new civics instruction in middle and high schools; requires school districts to use DOE’s curriculum guidelines for civics; and requires DOE to provide funding to enhance civics instruction. “Laura Wooten’s Law”; Requires civics instruction in middle school; authorizes New Jersey Center for Civic Education to provide curricula, professional development and technical assistance for middle and high school civics and provides annual center funding
S 237 S 854 S-237- Requires new civics instruction in middle and high schools; requires school districts to use DOE's curriculum guidelines for Continue reading