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.
AR 92 Urges Congress to pass "Community Broadband Act." AR 92 (DeAngelo, Wirths, Karabinchak) NJEA believes all students must have equitable Continue reading
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 1070: “College Mental Health Services Act”; establishes grant program for public institutions of higher education and requires public institutions of higher education to report certain information concerning mental health treatment and suicides
S 1070 "College Mental Health Services Act"; establishes grant program for public institutions of higher education and requires public Continue reading