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
The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association joins the nation in condemning the abhorrent, criminal actions of Derek Chauvin and accomplices that took the life of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It is unfathomable that [...]
The NJ State Legislature continues to meet remotely. This week saw the advancement of several important measures. High School Student Bridge Year One issue that NJPSA engaged on, a bill enabling graduating high [...]
Waiver of Performance Assessment Certification Requirements During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency The following guidance provides a description of the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) waiver of the teacher certification performance assessment (edTPA) requirement [...]
NJPSA Action Alert: Legislature Set to Move Bills to Delay or Potentially Reduce Tax Payments to Schools
Senate Bill 2392 (Sarlo) and Assembly Bill 3969 (Danielsen) , now under consideration in the State Legislature, would authorize the Department of Community Affairs to permit municipalities to delay or alter the transmission of property tax revenue [...]
NJPSA would like to thank Governor Murphy and Commissioner Repollet, not only for making the decision to close schools for the remainder of the school year, but also for announcing the closing before the [...]
The district’s theme is “#MahwahConnects.” And connecting was a central focus for Principal John Pascale well before COVID-19 struck. But now that it is here, and everyone is adjusting to a new normal [...]
NJPSA Executive Director Patricia Wright has accepted a nomination to serve on the Education Recovery Taskforce established by the New Jersey Senate. The Taskforce to be chaired by Senate Education Chair Teresa Ruiz (D- [...]
On Monday April 13th, both houses of the State Legislature held electronic voting sessions to consider a package of bills to address various issues arising from the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on New [...]
On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act, which is a $2 trillion package of assistance measures, The bipartisan legislation contains significant new resources to help states with much-need relief during [...]
Governor Murphy has signed the following Executive Orders that affect schools in New Jersey: Executive Order 104 Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in NJ [...]