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State lawmakers are set to allow a number of Gov. Phil Murphy’s remaining emergency COVID-19 powers and orders in New Jersey to expire Tuesday — including mandates for masks in schools and for teachers and health-care workers to be vaccinated or face regular testing — even though the state is in the midst of another big wave of the pandemic. (Read on)
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JERSEY CITY, NJ - As a result of complaints raised by the Education Law Center (ELC) and Jersey City Together, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) has found that state aid cuts in the FY22 New Jersey State Budget violate the Maintenance of Equity (MOEq) provision in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund (ARP ESSER). (Read on)
The BOE and the teachers’ union, Jersey City Education Association, came to a deal to raise the salaries for new teachers starting in the district from $54,700 to $61,000. The deal will also raise the pay scale for teachers throughout the district by at least $500. (Read on)
New Jersey must scrap State Funding Cuts in High Need Districts June 16, 2021
Proposed cuts to state funding in Governor Murphy’s FY2022 State Budget, if enacted, would violate a federal requirement for “Maintenance of Equity” (MOEq) in the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Relief Fund (ARP ESSER), an Education Law Center analysis has found. To comply with the requirement, and not risk jeopardizing $2.5 billion in federal COVID-19 relief to New Jersey school districts, ELC is urging the Legislature to include in the State Budget the additional state funding needed to maintain equity in the high need districts impacted by the proposed cuts.
“If the Legislature and Governor sign off on this state aid cut, not only will high need districts have less funding for the 2021-22 school year, but New Jersey risks losing billions in federal funds urgently needed to address the impacts of the pandemic on students, their families, and communities across the state,” said David Sciarra, ELC Executive Director. (Read on)