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 Senate Education Committee met this week to advance various measures impacting public education and the General Assembly held a voting session. We’ve got the latest updates of what happened under the Golden Dome [...]
This week was another busy, and interesting, week in Trenton. The Assembly Education Committee heard from invited guests on the issue of interrupted learning. The Joint Committee on the Public Schools hosted a [...]
The NJPSA Government Relations Panel: “Inside Baseball – An Insider’s Look at Education Policy Under the Golden Dome” will be held on Thursday, October 13th from 3:45 to 5:00 pm. Your Government Relations team, [...]
Thursday was a full day in Trenton this week. The Senate Education Committee met to consider pending legislation impacting students and schools in New Jersey. Bills that would require parental notification when seclusion technique [...]
We all know that outstanding school leaders make for outstanding schools but legislators don’t always realize the many ways principals create the environment necessary for student success. The most powerful way to convey this [...]
On Thursday, September 21st, the Assembly Education Committee met and advanced a number of measures affecting public education in our state. NJPSA, working together with legislators and other education stakeholders, successfully negotiated and secured [...]
For those districts who have their Health Benefit Coverage through the School Employees Health Benefit Plan (SEHBP), you will see premiums rise 15.1% beginning January 1, 2023. The increase is 15.6% for Medical and [...]
State Board of Education Continues Discussion of Chapter 9 Code Proposal in Yet Another Marathon Meeting
The NJ State Board of Education met this week in what turned out to be another lengthy meeting as they continued their discussion of Chapter 9 rulemaking (including N.J.A.C. 6A: 9, 6A:9A, 6A:9B, and [...]
Important Assessment Updates: NJPSA Advocacy Leads to Extension of Start Strong Test Administration Window to October 21, 2022
Since June 2022, NJPSA has been advocating on our members’ behalf concerning the surprise, mandatory requirement to administer the Start Strong Assessments this fall. After hearing member concerns, NJPSA held a Roundtable Discussion for [...]
The US Department of Education (USDOE) has issued a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 for the Project Prevent grant program. The purpose of the Project Prevent Grant Program is to provide [...]