New Jersey Supreme Court Recognizes Wide Arbitrator Discretion in Deciding Tenure Charges
When deciding tenure charges, can an arbitrator impose a penalty other than a reduction in salary or a complete employment termination? That was the issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the matter of Amada Sanjuan v. West New York School District. In a decision decided on February 12, 2024, the Court responded with an emphatic YES.
Join your colleagues, policy experts, and state lawmakers for the annual NJPSA Legislative Conference and Membership Meeting on March 22 at the FEA Conference Center! Share your ideas, concerns, and priorities with New Jersey leaders from the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, NJ Dept. of Education, and the Governor's Office!
Please join us for the 2024 NJPSA/FEA/NJASCD Fall Conference - ILLUMINATE - at our new location, The Ocean Casino Resort on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Wednesday, Oct. 16 for assistant and vice principals, and Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18 for all educational leaders. Inspiring keynotes, engaging professional learning presented by NJPSA members and other leaders, Visionary Leadership Awards ceremony, and networking.
The New 2024 Winter/Spring FEA Catalog of Events Is Now Available
Which professional learning and legal training sessions are you going to attend this winter and spring? To print the calendar in part or in full, please open the PDF version below. In-district programs are also available on any topic. Call us for details.
Multilingual Learner and Special Education Guidebook
A joint subcommittee of the NJPSA Multilingual Learner and Special Education committees has developed a guidance document to help educators meet the needs of multilingual students who are struggling and students who may have a disability.
Articles Posted on Sick Leave and Transgender Notifications
In the articles posted below, NJPSA Chief Counsel Robert Schwartz, Esq. explains the new sick leave policy and Associate Counsel Jordan Shead, Esq. provides information on district policies regarding parental notification of students' gender identity.
There are so many ways you can be more involved with your association. Whether it is joining a committee, presenting a professional learning session, teaching in NJEXCEL, mentoring the next generation of leaders, advocating for or against pending legislation, or so many other options, click below and learn more about getting the most out of your membership.
Learn How You Can Maximize Your Professional Learning Budget and Save
Your district can pay $5,000 up front for professional learning services throughout the year and receive 10% off coaching and in-district programs, plus member prices for all professional learning sessions. Makes Board approval much easier.
Click on the link to the PSEL page to learn how to best use the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders Reflection and Growth Tool and to access the tool online. You can also sign up for an in-district workshop, where FEA presenters come to your district and teach your team all there is to know about the tool.
Learn about NJ Leaders to Leaders (NJL2L), the sole state-approved provider for comprehensive mentoring, providing support to new school leaders in the successful completion of the state-required two-year Residency for Standard Principal Certification.
In as few as 12-18 months, you can earn your certification for Principal, Supervisor, Director of School Counseling Services, Teacher-Leader, or School Administrator through NJEXCEL, FEA's school leadership certification program.