Certain school buses to be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts
A4110 Aca (1R) Signed into Law August 27, 2018 - Requires certain school buses to be equipped with lap and shoulder seat belts. See More
Bateman Bill Allowing Schools to Administer Narcan & Maintain Supply of Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote
A542 (Bateman Law-Naloxone in Schools) Signed into Law August 24, 2018 - Requires certain schools to maintain supply of opioid antidotes and permits emergency administration of opioid antidote by school nurse or trained employee. See More
School District Superintendent permitted to designate School Safety Specialist
A3765 / S2456 (Houghtaling, Downey, Jones, Wimberly / Gopal, Oroho) Signed into Law August 18, 2018 - Permits school district superintendent to designate school employee with certain expertise as School safety Specialist. See More
Consequences of distributing and soliciting sexually explicit images through electronic means education
A2189 (Lampitt, Downey, Danielsen, Ruiz, Corrado) Signed into Law August 10, 2018 – Requires school districts to include instruction on consequences of distributing and soliciting sexually explicit images through electronic means as part of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education. See More
Mandatory Recess For Students K-5
S847 (Turner, Diegnan, Jasey, Murphy) Signed into law August 10, 2018– Requires school districts to provide daily recess period for students in grade kindergarten through 5; permits denial of recess for violation of code of student conduct but student must be provided restorative justice activities. See More
Athletic Head Injury Safety Training Program Requirements Amended
Current law is amended to include students participating in intramural sports programs organized by a public or nonpublic school, in the head injury safety
program that is required for students who participate in interscholastic sports programs. See more
A-1256/S-1381 (Caride, Singleton, Jasey, Wimberly/Bateman) - Bill Passed
On May 11, 2017 Governor Christie signed bill A-1256/S-1381, the bill establishing minimal educational requirements for school nurse certification, into law.
This accomplishment is a shining example of how NJSSNA members organized and advocated together by contacting legislators on this important school nursing
issue. Together, we can make a difference. See more
Special thanks to the Board members who testified, and to all who wrote, emailed, and called their legislators.
Uniform State MOA Between Education and Law Enforcement Officials
Major new features of the revised Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) include the Overdose Prevention Act, Self-Administration of Medication by Students, Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, Cyber Harassment, Hazing, and Coordination of HIB and Criminal Investigations.
(Stock) Epi Pen 2015
Stock Epinephrine 2015 (1)
Questions about the new epinephrine law may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Epinephrine Requirements for Schools
From Assistant Commissioner Martz 2015-03-03
Janet’s Law FAQ
From Assistant Commissioner Martz 2014-09-02
New Jersey State Legislature
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Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act 2013
Review prior to implementation.