As New Jersey takes steps to transition to clean energy, school districts may soon be required to create their own plans to go green. The New Jersey Senate recently advanced legislation requiring school districts to include environmental sustainability plans in the long-range facilities plans submitted to the Commissioner of Education.
Efforts are underway to eliminate the requirement that New Jersey teachers reside in the state. Under Senate Bill 4203, public school teachers and other school employees would be exempt from the residency requirement. New Jersey First Law The New Jersey First Act, enacted in 2011, established residency requirements for most
On August 24, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Timothy J. Piazza’s Law… On August 24, 2021, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed Timothy J. Piazza’s Law. The new law requires public and non-public middle schools and high schools, as well as higher education institutions, to adopt anti-hazing policies
The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently upheld Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s executive order to publish the names of police officers who have been subjected to major discipline… The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently upheld Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s executive order to publish the names of police officers who
The Senate Education recently advanced eight bills that will impact New Jersey school districts if they are enacted in law. The legislative package, introduced by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz, aims to increase diversity among the state’s teachers. “During our hearing on teacher diversity, we heard from countless educators
In L.K. and T.K. v. Board of Education of Township of Mansfield, the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed the due process rights accorded to students alleged to have violated a school’s harassment, intimidation and bullying policy (HIB). The appeals court held that students facing an HIB violation are not entitled