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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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 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. [...]
Update from the NJ Statehouse Week of March 7th, 2022 What happened in Education Policy Under the Golden Dome this Week?
-Jennie Lamon, Assistant Director of Government Relations Both Houses of the Legislature held Education Committee meetings this week. The Senate Education Committee met on Monday, March 7th, and the Assembly Education Committee convened [...]
Governor Murphy’s Budget Address Supports Education Through Full State Aid Formula Payment, Preschool Expansion, Full Educator Pension Payment and School Infrastructure Funding for FY 2023 Budget This afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy gave the [...]
Update from the NJ Statehouse Week of February 14th, 2022 What happened in Education Policy Under the Golden Dome this Week?
Both the Senate and General Assembly held voting sessions on Monday. The Assembly only took up one bill, a measure that would extend the time Governor Phil Murphy has to deliver the gubernatorial budget [...]
Update from the NJ Statehouse Week of February 7th, 2022 What happened in Education Policy Under the Golden Dome this Week?
The Assembly Education Committee met on Monday, February 7th for their first meeting of the new session. The Assembly Education Committee has three new members, all newly elected legislators: Assemblywoman Sadaf F. Jaffer is [...]