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.
NJPSA Election Center
Our NJPSA Election Center provides updates before, during, and just after the General Election.
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
-Jennie Lamon, NJPSA Government Relations – Assistant Director email@example.com On Tuesday, January 18th, Governor Murphy Delivered his second Inaugural Address. In his address, the Governor spoke of not only slowing property tax growth, [...]
By Debra Bradley, Esq. NJPSA Director of Government Relations During the past two-year legislative session, the State Legislature considered legislation that proposed to significantly modify how cases of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HIB) would [...]
Monday, January 10, 2022 was the final voting session of the 2020-2021 Legislative Session. The 219th Legislative Session ended at 11:59 AM on Tuesday, January 11th. At 12 Noon that same day, the new [...]
-Jennie Lamon, NJPSA Assistant Director of Government Relations We are exactly one week into 2022, and what a busy week it has been for education. Between the final days of Lame Duck wrapping [...]
NJPSA Action Alert: Assist NJPSA Members’ Families this Holiday Season! Contact Assembly Leaders Today – Urge them to Post and Vote YES on A-5011!
A-5011 is NJPSA/NJEA Initiated Legislation Establishing an Accidental Death Benefit for “Essential” Educators Who Died of COVID Serving Their School Community NJPSA has been working hard during the current legislative session to assist [...]
-Jennie Lamon, NJPSA Assistant Director of Government Relations It was another predictably busy week in Trenton as the 2020/2021 Legislative Session is nearing an end. The Senate Education Committee unanimously voted to release a [...]
NJPSA Establishing New Committee to Address Staffing and Certification Changes Needed to Assist Districts in Meeting Short-Term and Long-Term Staffing Needs
Join Today! January 25th– First Meeting Date NJPSA members are grappling with major staffing shortages in every position in their schools on practically a daily basis. At the same time, there are fewer candidates [...]
As the 2020-2021 Lame Duck Session is well underway, feathers continue to be ruffled at the Statehouse. As the debate about whether or not statehouse complex employees and legislators can be, or should be, [...]
By the NJPSA Legal Department and LEGAL ONE The recent school shooting in Michigan is a tragic reminder of the dangers schools face today. It is also a reminder of why it is [...]
Attention NJPSA Members Working with Dual Enrollment Programs! NJPSA Needs Your Voice for Focus Group on Dual Enrollment in January
Public Law 2020, Chapter created a Dual Enrollment Study Commission to examine the following issues: (1) identify the costs associated with the implementation of the program, and develop a fair and reasonable distribution of [...]