Verona, Cedar Grove officials grapple with new mandate
May 20, 2013
According to Richard Bozza, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, people should expect a temporary dip in student performance as the bar is raised.
He said he's "cautious and concerned" about the plan, especially with a number of changes transforming state education. "One of my largest concerns is going to be the ability, particularly of school principals, to get all this work done because most of it falls on their shoulders," he said.
Education Department Gets Better Grades From District Supers
By: John Mooney
May 15, 2013
“Senior DOE leaders continue at a very high level to engage NJASA and school superintendents on new initiatives through communications and discussion,” said Richard Bozza, the NJASA’s executive director. “They get a high grade for communication outreach.”
“We now have in schools a checklist of 90 items that must be done and drills that have to be practiced each month…New Jersey is certainly well-prepared in many respects, but certainly not prepared well enough,” said Dr. Rich Bozza, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, during a special School Security Conference in Edison today.
Christie administration unveils details of teacher evaluation proposal
Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, echoed concerns about technical flaws in tying adults’ ratings to children’s test data. Fifty percent of a principal’s evaluation would be tied to various measures of student achievement; the rest would rely largely on a superintendent’s observations of leadership.
“They’re trying to serve the cake before it’s baked,” Bozza said.
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza tells NBC 4 News I-Team...
“We’ve got a policy that really discourages people from taking jobs as superintendent of schools,” said Bozza. “They come in and they find that others around them have greater compensation for less responsibility.”
Retired N.J. school chiefs return to big pay while drawing pensions
Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, told New Jersey Watchdog that while the practice of collecting a pension and paycheck simultaneously was legal, "it raises great questions that ought to be discussed."
State Auditor Suggests Making Better Use of Katzenbach School for the Deaf
By: John Mooney
February 5, 2013
“The school remains a great function for the state and has made a really big difference in those children’s lives,” Bozza said. “But this is long overdue. It doesn’t mean the program should have to leave, but maybe some other uses could be considered.”
Bozza added that whenever other options are discussed, there was often pushback from the families of current and former students.
“But even back then, they were coming around in seeing that it is compatible with ultimately saving the school,” Bozza said.
School Safety in the Aftermath of Sandy Hook Elementary
Erika Tarantal sat down with Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, and Michael Balboni, former New York State Homeland Security Director, to talk about school safety in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Experts: talk, not TV, will help ease young fears in wake of Connecticut school shooting
Local school districts are already preparing for the dialogue that will occur Monday morning with young, inquisitive — and perhaps fearful — minds, said Richard Bozza, the executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Some superintendents have already sent letters to parents and are preparing for classroom and small group discussions about the killings.
"This tragedy will affect every school in America and beyond," Bozza said.
NJ schools vulnerable, even with tough safety standards
Richard Bozza, head of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, said “twisted” people will find a way to breach even the tightest security. “Schools are still the safest place for kids, but none of us can be prepared for anything like this,” he said. “Something like this is just unimaginable. All of us realize that as much as people try to protect us, we can’t always be protected.”
Court Hears Arguments on Superintendent Salary Caps
Cap or limit? Legal or not? Three-judge appellate panel takes the case under consideration
The lawyers for the three superintendents and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators argued that while the Legislature empowered the administration to review and approve superintendent contracts to save money, it never intended the stark limits imposed by regulation in February 2011.
Salary caps, retirement, a job elsewhere: what's pushing NJ's superintendents to move on?
Executive Director Dr. Rich Bozza tells NJ Spotlight, "The most frustrating part is I meet with a fair number of superintendents even in their 40s, and they can never get a raise again...even people working around them are making more money..."
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Rich Bozza appeared on MY 9 - NJ NOW
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Rich Bozza sat down with My 9 News Brenda Blackmon and Julia Sass Rubin of Save Our Schools to discuss a new report recommending nearly 500 changes to schools by the Education Task Force.
Executive Director Dr. Rich Bozza Sat Down with Senior Correspondent Desirée Taylor of NJToday...
Episode: NJASA Chief Open to Task Force Recommendations
Air Date:September 11, 2012
NJASA Executive Director Dr. Richard Bozza says he's open to changes to improve education, but not school vouchers. In a 239-page report, a task force has recommended over 400 changes to improve education in the Garden State. Recommendations run the gamut from school nurse training to what kind of paper districts should use.
“It’s an aggressive agenda if you don’t have anything in place now,” said Brian Zychowski, the schools superintendent in North Brunswick and the chairman of a state task force on teacher evaluations. His district has been using its own tests for more than a half-dozen years.
Exec. Director Rich Bozza tells NJ Spotlight... "I think we have to relook at the Salary Caps"
“It’s not working out too well,” Bozza said late last month on WOR News' John Gambling Show. “In the North Jersey area, we have a lot of high-profile, well-regarded superintendents fleeing the border into New York.”