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.
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Special Broadcast – October 11, 2018 Dear Colleagues: It has been almost 25 years since New Jersey enacted its charter-school law, the Charter School Program Act of 1995, P.L.1995, c. 426. Governor Murphy has directed the New Jersey [...]
NJPSA proudly joins the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the American Federation of School Administrators this October to celebrate the hard work and dedication of [...]
NJPSA is pleased to announce that the State Board of Education, in strong collaboration with NJDOE, state legislators, and many educational organizations, voted today to modify our current requirements for state assessment at the [...]
Attention NJPSA Members! School Employees Health Benefit Plan Design Committee (SEHBP PDC) Approves Changes for 2019: On Monday, September 17, 2018 the School Employees Health Benefit Plan Design Committee (SEHBP PDC) approved changes to [...]
On Thursday, September 13th, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee met. A handful of bills on the Committee’s agenda sought to enhance local efforts to promote safer student transportation practices in all New Jersey [...]
Yesterday, at the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee, considered legislation that would mandate that all students in grades 7 through 12 be annually screened for depression. The bill, A-3926 as amended in [...]
On August 31, 2018, New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet announced an important change in educator evaluation for the upcoming school year for both teachers and principals. Specifically, the Commissioner announced the [...]
Goal to Identify New and Innovative Ways to Improve the Quality, Efficiency, and Sustainability of Health Benefits System On Wednesday, August 22nd Governor Murphy’s State Health Benefits Task force convened for the first time. [...]
Following the whirlwind legislative activity in June, the State Legislature passed several pieces of education legislation, which are now under consideration by Governor Phil Murphy. Governor Murphy can sign, veto or conditionally veto these [...]
Current law requires districts to complete fire and security drills within a certain number of days of school opening. Districts are required to comply with both fire and safety regulations as stipulated by statute [...]