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
Legislature Moves Mandatory Depression Screening, Discipline Reporting, Health Benefits Clean-up Legislation and Governor Vetoes NJQSAC Extensions
By Debra Bradley, Esq. The State Legislature had an active day on October 22 with 10 legislative committees meeting and 62 bills considered. Additionally, certain committees heard public testimony on topics ranging from stormwater [...]
The New Jersey Child Nutrition Fund (NJCNF), created and administered by the Reinvestment Fund and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides capital funding and technical assistance for federal nutrition program sponsors, [...]
The Senate Education Committee met in Trenton this week and advanced a number of measures to address issues caused by the ongoing pandemic including staffing and substitute shortages. S-2831 (passed 6-0) authorizes the State [...]
ACR 190/SCR 124 – This legislation petitions the federal government for emergency response funding to support the School reopening following COVID-19 pandemic. S2691 – This bill requires the Division of Local Government Services [...]
Our State budget is the blueprint of our collective priorities. The statewide membership of the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA) believes that New Jersey’s school students must continue to be a state priority. [...]
NASSP is helping lead an effort to create a National COVID-19 School Response Dashboard that will provide educational leaders and policymakers with information on how schools are reopening and what factors contribute to [...]
Legislation Mandating Multi-Year Revolving Employment Contracts for Coaches HELD in Senate TODAY! Thank you for your Outreach!
Legislation Mandating Multi-Year Revolving Employment Contracts for Coaches HELD in Senate TODAY! Thank you for your Outreach! NJPSA Supports our Coaches But Opposes This Legislation! This week, as NJPSA members continued their tireless [...]
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee have announced they will take public testimony on the revised FY21 budget from August 28th to September 11th. Those wanting to submit written [...]
Jennie Lamon, Assistant Director of Government Relations Governor Murphy delivered his revised COVID-hit budget on Tuesday, August 25th at SHI Stadium, at Rutgers University in Piscataway. As you know, the pandemic prompted the State [...]
On Thursday August 20th the Senate Education met in-person as the State house and voted to advance the following bills: S-68 Requires students to complete free application for federal student aid as part [...]