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- New Jersey Association of School Administrators
We believe that NJASA Educational Leaders: have a vision for education and articulate that vision to the benefit of their students and communities; align the organization's purpose and values with those of its members; make an essential difference in the lives of children and communities; are leadership development professionals who facilitate professional growth and empowerment of others;
· model and generate commitment to shared values; attract and energize followers; provide a clear sense of direction; and are action oriented.
- New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association
The New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), a membership services organization, is dedicated to the promotion of educational excellence through the ongoing support of New Jersey’s school leaders via government advocacy, legal assistance, leadership programs, professional development and retirement counseling.
- New Jersey School Boards Association
Whether it’s goal-setting, strategic planning, negotiations assistance, legal information or policy advice, each NJSBA service is designed to help your school board govern effectively.
- New Jersey School Buildings & Grounds Association
We are a network of over 400 Certified Educational Facilities Managers statewide that are dedicated to safe healthy facilities. Our mission is for every school in NJ to be up to date on all of the latest codes and safety requirements to keep our students and staff safe. We strive to get that information out to our member districts quickly and efficiently. We are 10 chapters strong statewide that meet monthly to disseminate that information.
Financial Accounting and Reporting
Financial Budget Planning and Administration
- NJ DOE Finance
The Office of School Finance is responsible for the development and administration of fiscal standards and other initiatives to promote or achieve efficiency within public schools; the administration of the state aid system for schools in accordance with applicable statutes; the development and maintenance of fiscal policy for all public school districts; and the development and maintenance of procedures for safe and efficient student transportation services.
- NJ Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition
We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.
Personnel Administration/Labor Relations
- Criminal History Review
The Criminal History Review Unit (CHRU) conducts criminal background checks of applicants for positions in New Jersey's public schools, private schools for students with disabilities, charter schools, and nonpublic schools, as well as for authorized vendors and authorized school bus contractors, by working through the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
- New Jersey First Act [PDF]
A number of questions have been raised by various State and local entities with regard to interpretation and implementation of the new residency law, N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (the "New Jersey First Act"). The following is a compilation of questions brought to our attention thus far and their answers for your information.
- NJ Public Employment Relations Commission Reference Material
Public employers must file copies of public sector contracts with the Commission
- Notice to Public Employers - Public Sector Contracts [PDF]
N.J.S.A. 34:13A-8.2 provides that “public employers shall file with the commission a copy of any contracts negotiated with public employee representatives following consummation of negotiations.” This requirement applies to all public sector employers
- Public Employee Relations Commission
The Public Employment Relations Commission deals with certain labor relations issues involving public employers, public employees, and unions that represent public employees. Such issues include representation matters, the scope of negotiations, unfair practices, mediation, fact-finding and arbitration.
- School Ethics Disclosure Information
School Ethics Commission Disclosure Statements
- NJ Department of Student Transportation
Student Transportation is responsible for developing regulations and procedures for safe and efficient student transportation services. Staff monitors, analyzes and evaluates local districts' transportation systems, keeping records in order to increase the safety, cost-effectiveness and accountability of transportation operations. In addition, staff performs a fiscal function by collecting and validating various data necessary to calculate state aid for student transportation, and conducts studies to identify operational trends and efficiencies.
- Student Transportation Procedures and Related Documents
Procedures and Related Documents
School Law and Related Regulations
- Administrative Code and Statute
Administrative Code and Statute
- Division of Local Government Services - Information Resources
To provide technical and financial assistance in budgeting, financial reporting, joint services, purchasing, and management issues.
- Local Finance Notices From DLGS
Local Finance Notices
- New Jersey Legislature
The government of the State of New Jersey, like that of the United States, is divided into three coequal branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. The principal function of the Legislature is to enact laws. The Executive Branch (the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and State agencies) carries out the programs established by law. The Judiciary (the Supreme Court and lower courts) punishes violators, settles controversies and disputes, and is the final authority on the meaning and constitutionality of laws.
- NJ DOE Special Education
The New Jersey special education offices are responsible for supervising and monitoring the implementation of the federal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) in local education agencies (LEAs) which include all school districts.
- NJDOE Homeroom
To access any of the Data Collection Systems you need to have your district's Homeroom Administrator create a user account for those systems.
- Open Public Meetings Act NJSA 10:10-14
The Legislature finds and declares that the right of the public to be present at all meetings of public bodies, and to witness in full detail all phases of the deliberation, policy formulation, and decision making of public bodies, is vital to the enhancement and proper functioning of the democratic process; that secrecy in public affairs undermines the faith of the public in government and the public's effectiveness in fulfilling its role in a democratic society, and hereby declares it to be the public policy of this State to insure the right of its citizens to have adequate advance notice of and the right to attend all meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting the public is discussed or acted upon in any way except only in those circumstances where otherwise the public interest would be clearly endangered or the personal privacy or guaranteed rights of individuals would be clearly in danger of unwarranted invasion.
- OPRA-For Records Custodians
The Open Public Records Act (OPRA) requires that records custodians respond to and fulfill OPRA records request in accordance with the law. Please refer to the information contained in this section for a full understanding of the requirements that OPRA imposes on records custodians.
- OPRA-Open Public Records Act
The Government Records Council (GRC) is committed to making the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) work for the citizens of New Jersey. Since the law’s inception, the GRC has worked hard to make government records more easily accessible to the public. The GRC is committed to being the facilitator of open government in New Jersey.
- Records Retention
The Bureau of Records Management places all public records on Records Retention Schedules that list the minimum legal and fiscal time periods they must be retained by state and local governmental and educational agencies. Working with personnel from the records-creating agency, the Bureau determines these retention periods in conformance with state and federal codes, regulations, and statutes of limitation. Final approval of the schedules comes from the State Records Committee, which is comprised of representatives of the Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Auditor, Director of Local Government Services, and the Secretary of State.
School Plant Planning, Construction and Maintenance