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Legislative Meeting Minutes - 11/13/2018

Thursday, January 17, 2019  
Posted by: Anne St. John

 

NJASBO Legislative Committee

Meeting Minutes

November 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM

4 AAA Drive, Suite 101, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

 

Attendance:

 

 

I.    New Jersey Charter Schools

·         The Committee discussed the information sessions being conducted by the NJ DOE and the Charter School Fact Sheet that was released.

 

II.   Current Legislation

·         The Committee reviewed a list of pending legislation and discussed the significant number of transportation related bills being considered by the Legislature and Governor.

·         New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act – The Committee discussed the challenges of implementation, and the relationship between the new legislation and existing statute N.J.S.A. 18A:30-2.

·         The Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act was approved by the voters.  Additional information on allocation of the funds is pending, but $500 will be distributed for county vocational technical school expansion and K-12 school security, water quality improvements, and community colleges.

·         P.L. 2018, Chapter 67 – Districts should plan for revised state aid payments that will be implemented over six years.  NJASBO has a state aid projection tool to assist districts that will be losing state aid.

 

III. Legislative Visit

·         The Committee agreed to schedule a visit to Trenton in the Spring to observe a budget hearing and possibly meet with an Assembly or Senate Education Committee member.

·         John Donahue/Michele Roemer will distribute Assembly and Senate Education Committee agendas to the NJASBO Legislative Committee as they become available.

 

 

Adjournment


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