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.
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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
The New Jersey Legislature has yet to agree to a finalized state budget. Nonetheless, the Statehouse is bustling with movement and meetings. Senate Education Committee Action On Monday, June 20th, the Senate Education Committee [...]
The annual June flurry of legislative activity continues at the NJ Statehouse. On Thursday, June 9th, both the State Senate and the General Assembly had full committee schedules. The Assembly Education Committee, the Assembly [...]
Jennie Lamon, NJPSA Assistant Director of Government Relations June has arrived and the school year is nearing an end. Meanwhile in Trenton, legislative activity, including budget negotiations, are ramping up. Historically, June is [...]
Jennie Lamon, NJPSA Assistant Director of Government Relations The New Jersey Statehouse is bustling, as committees have resumed their full schedules, the Legislature is wrangling with the state budget, and public groups are once [...]
The Assembly Education Committee, and more than a dozen other Legislative Committees, convened at the Statehouse to hear and move bills on Thursday, May 19th. Following are measures affecting New Jersey school districts that [...]
The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, May 9th. This is the first time the Legislature has convened for a non-budget related committee meeting since early March. The lengthy and contentious Senate Education meeting [...]
The majority of the May monthly meeting of the NJ State Board of Education was spent discussing a topic that was not even on the agenda – the recent revisions to New Jersey’s health [...]
The New Jersey State Board of Education met on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The State Board passed three Resolutions and received testimony from the New Jersey Department of Education on school performance reports, graduation [...]
On Monday, March 14th, the Assembly Higher Education Committee considered A- 1181 (Jasey), legislation that would make the filing of the FAFSA a high school graduation requirement for all students beginning in the 2022-23 [...]
What if we have been looking at the staffing shortages in our schools all wrong? No substitutes? They’ll come back after COVID-19. No bus drivers? Adjustments to licensing requirements will increase the candidate pool. [...]