NJPSA is your representative before the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, Governor’s Office, State Board of education and other federal and state agencies on all issues affecting the quality of public education in the state. NJPSA’s Government Relations (GR) staff analyzes, monitors, and participates in the legislative and regulatory process advocating on your behalf on proposed legislation, code provisions, and policies affecting public schools and school leaders.
The GR staff develops association positions and advocacy priorities through direct interaction with NJPSA members through NJPSA committees, member surveys, and meetings. By developing trusting relationships with the decision makers at all levels of government, the GR staff has access to those who ultimately write, pass, and uphold legislation that affect YOU, your staff, and your school. NJPSA’s GR team communicates these views formally through official testimony during legislative committee hearings and Board meetings, as well as informally through conversations with State and federal lawmakers.
Through NJPSA’s Political Action Committee (NJPSA-PAC), which is funded through member contributions, your Government Relations team is able to maintain a strong and consistent presence with our State Legislature, providing political contributions to help support elected officials who support educational leaders, students, and schools. The NJPSA does not endorse candidates.
NJPSA Action and Updates
NJPSA FEA has announced that Conference Rooms A, B, C, and D in the FEA Conference Center will be renamed The Pat Wright Center for Leadership and Learning in honor of our recently retired [...]
A quiet week in Trenton as the NJ State Legislature recesses for summer. The NJ State Board of Education held their monthly meeting. NJPSA continues to monitor a number of education-related measures that [...]
Governor Signs Grade Retention Bill, Ten Others, Into Law – Action in Trenton: Weeks of June 28th and July 5th, 2021
New Laws: These bills have recently been signed into law by Governor Murphy. A-5365 / S-3872 (Caputo / Sumter / Mukherji / Turner / Ruiz) – Permits parent or guardian to request [...]
Governor Murphy, Acting Commissioner Allen-McMillan, and Commissioner Persichilli Announce 2021-2022 School Year Guidance
TRENTON – Governor Murphy, New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today announced a series of coordinated recommendations and guidance documents to [...]
By Debra Bradley, Esq. and Jennie Lamon – Your NJPSA Government Relations Team In what is the busiest time of the year at the Statehouse, there was a lot happening this week in Trenton! [...]
By Debra Bradley, Esq. and Jennie Lamon, Your NJPSA Government Relations Team The NJ Legislature had another (very) busy week as the budget deadline approaches, and legislators try to get their initiatives [...]
The New Jersey Department of Human Services is working to issue the next round of Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), a federal program that helps families buy groceries during the pandemic. To receive this benefit, children [...]
On Wednesday, June 16th the State Board of Education held its monthly meeting. During the meeting, the NJDOE Division of Academics and Performance reported on the Interim Assessment Data Collection from districts. The [...]
By Debra Bradley and Jennie Lamon, NJPSA Government Relations team It was another busy week in Trenton as the Legislature nears passage of the FY22 budget and prepares for summer recess. A [...]
Both houses of the NJ state Legislature met for voting sessions this week. Among the bevy of legislation that advanced were a number of education related issues. The following is a list of what [...]