NJASA News

  • Time to Renew Your NJASA Membership!

    NJASA is focused on your issues and provides resources for securing your future and the future of the children you serve. Membership renewal for 2022-2023 was emailed June 1st.

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  • Budget has lots of money for NJ schools, amid lots of need...

    Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, was among a group of education advocates who this month formally asked the Legislature to add $3 billion overall for school construction — $2 billion for Abbott districts and $1 billion for the rest. On Tuesday after the latest proposal was released, Bozza said he welcomes any additional money for school construction but said the allocated amount is just a fraction of the overall needs. “It’s a dent, but not a huge dent in terms of what is needed in this state,” he said. “And while right now the coffers are full, everyone is worried about another recession. Will the same money be there in the future?”

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  • NJASA Membership — Take Full Advantage

    Latest Blog from Executive Director Dr. Richard G. Bozza

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  • Monmouth and Ocean school enrollment is dropping fast, data show

    Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, cited the reduction in younger students and pointed out the expense of having children in some high-priced areas, including many Shore communities. “When I look at the statewide number it has to be a change in the residential patterns, the cost of homes in Monmouth and Ocean counties have gone up considerably,” he said. “Where does a young family get a starter home? We are hearing that couples are waiting later to have kids, nationwide. That has to do with financial insecurity. The housing market is getting more expensive, people are delaying their plans.”

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  • Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Will Make Essential Items for Students More Affordable

    The sales tax holiday will take place from August 27 to September 5. Under the sales tax holiday, tax exempt supplies and equipment include: (1) school supplies, such as pens and pencils, notebooks, and binders; (2) school art supplies, such as paints and paintbrushes, clay, and glazes; (3) school instructional materials, such as reference books, reference maps, globes, textbooks, and workbooks; (4) computers; and (5) school computer supplies, such as computer storage equipment, printers, and personal digital assistants.

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  • Scholastic Presents: Resources for Responding to Violence and Tragedy

    Experts say listening to students and providing reassurance can help them rebound when traumatic events affect the community. Scholastic worked with child-psychology specialists to provide expert advice. Read more…

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  • A Feasibility Study on the Creation of a Countywide Regional School District in Salem County, New Jersey

    The Salem County Board of Commissioners hired a firm to conduct a thorough analysis of the educational and financial benefits and detriments of a unified Salem County school district.

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  • NJASA Extensive Database Contains 2000+ pages of Documents Pertaining to Regionalization Initiatives in New Jersey and Elsewhere.

    The database contains information and resources on: Studies and legislation pertaining to New Jersey and other places; Studies undertaken by New Jersey towns and organized by county; NJDOE historical memoranda; Scholarly articles and opinion pieces; Articles and studies related to Shared Services; General scholarly articles and historical position papers

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