NJASA's eNewsletter Volume 20 | March 31, 2021
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ICYMI:
We Are Still Fighting for the Assessment Waiver and Need Your Voice

Recently NJASA, NJPSA and NJEA requested a waiver for New Jersey from this spring’s federally mandated standardized testing.

Today, take a moment to review the following sample letters below and write to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to grant New Jersey's request for a standardized testing waiver.


Searching for Possible Solutions to End-of-Year Issues?

  • Non-Renewal Issues
  • Tenure Eligibility Questions
  • Increment Withholdings
  • Involuntary and Voluntary Transfers
  • Tenure Procedures, and
  • Paid and Unpaid Leave Request Option
FY 2022 Budget News from Trenton

NJDOE will appear before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on April 8, 2021 at 10:30am regarding the FY 2022 Budget: Department of Education/Schools Development Authority.

On May 10, 2021 at 1:00pm, the Assembly Budget Committee will hear from NJDOE regarding the FY 2022 Budget: Department of Education/Schools Development Authority.   
Due to the public health emergency, the State House Annex remains closed to visitors and the public will not be allowed to attend the meetings in person. The public may view the meetings through the State Legislature's homepage.
Look Into the Power of Legal Information – Personnel
April 26th - Zoom Format
Practical Issues to Keep School Administrators Current and Compliant

  • Nonrenewals: Procedures and Pitfalls
  • Reductions in Force: Procedures, Seniority and Recall Rights
  • Hot Topics in Labor Negotiations
  • ADA Accommodations in the Time of COVID-19
Compliance Legal Rule Compliancy Conformity Concept
Registration Is Open for April 30th Mentor Training
The requirements for the standard School Administrator endorsement include a Commissioner-approved residency program while employed under the School Administrator Provisional Certificate. The residency program is overseen and supervised by NJASA-trained mentors, who provide individualized, collaborative and confidential support; supervise and verify each candidate’s completion of required experiences; and meet at least monthly face-to-face with the resident (NJAC 6A:9B-12.4). 
The NJASA Mentor Training Program has been approved by the NJDOE to meet the mentor preparation requirements. NJASA will certify successful participants as mentors who will be authorized to recommend standard certification for School Administrator residents who satisfy the requirements. Required training is being offered through ZOOM.
Need Assistance to Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Complete this form for assistance from a volunteer to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please note: The specific criteria for who we are currently helping in each state is outlined. Someone will be in touch over the phone, text, or email to get the information required to help book your appointment.

As a reminder, NO volunteer will ever ask you for your Social Security Number or Insurance details. There are no guarantees beyond the promise that our volunteers will do their best to secure you an appointment. Our volunteers will not take requests for a particular date and time or a particular vaccine brand.
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