NJEA has taken a position on a number of current legislative issues that impact public education, public school students, and school employees.
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
A 1104 "Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act"; requires certain school meal information be provided to students' parents; establishes protocols Continue reading
A 4956 S 2980 A 5324 S 2982 Provides that school district may not condition student enrollment in district on fact that MVC does not have name or address of parent or guardian on file Clarifies that child may not be excluded from public school based on membership in protected category under ‘Law Against Discrimination’ or immigration status
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