Fine Print: NJ’s New Details on Reopening Schools

New guidelines on mandatory face masks, with 10 exceptions


Title: “School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions”

Author: New Jersey Department of Education

When: Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

What it is: The Murphy administration on Friday released the latest guidance for the reopening of schools in the form of an FAQ (“frequently asked questions”). The guidelines include the latest rules on the mandatory use of face masks, conditions around social distancing in the classroom, and a range of other issues involved with opening schools.

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New COVID-19 Concern for NJ Schools: Will Teachers Return to Classrooms?

Freeholder Pat Impreveduto with students in Long Branch

By John Mooney, NJSpotlight

A great deal has been said about reopening New Jersey schools in the fall while ensuring that children remain healthy and safe. But worries are also surfacing about what going back will mean for teachers — and even whether enough of them will be willing to return to the classroom.

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Senate Panel Approves Casagrande’s Bill On Life-Saving Allergy Treatment In Schools

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande

School nurses and other trained personnel would be authorized to administer epinephrine to any student having an anaphylactic reaction under legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-11).

Casagrande’s bill, A-304 was passed  in the Assembly, 73-0, on May 22 and was approved by the Senate Education Committee unanimously this morning.  If approved by the full Senate, the bill will go to Governor Chris Christie whose signature will make it law.

“As many as two children in every classroom have at least one food allergy,” said Casagrande, R – Monmouth. “Schools should be able to respond quickly and appropriately to help children with a serious allergic reaction.”

Recent studies suggest that one in 13 children are affected by food allergies. More than 15 percent of school aged children with food allergies have had a reaction at school.

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Posted: November 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, Caroline Casagrande, Education, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature, School Safety | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Young Frankenstein heading down 42nd Street–Thursday, April 3

masksRed Bank Regional High School Theatre Company will present

42ND STREET, beginning Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM

Nominated for 8 Tony Awards in 1981, including winning the Tony for
Best Musical. With music by Harry Warren, the classic tale of a small town
girl from Allentown, Pennsylvania taking on the The Great White Way is
sure to bring entertainment to any viewer. With tap numbers that will bring you to your feet, classic songs such as “Lullaby of Broadway,” “42nd Street,” “We’re In The Money,” and “Young and Healthy,” Red Bank Regional’s production of 42nd Street is one that you will not want to miss.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.
Red Bank Regional is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver
Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved ahead by
calling 732-842-8000, x 217
Additional Shows on Friday, April 4th (7:00 PM), Saturday, April 5th (7:00 PM)and Sunday, April 6th (3:00 PM)

Also on Thursday, April 3rd, The Manasquan High School Drama Club
will present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN beginning at 7:30 PM

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Posted: April 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Monmouth County, Red Bank | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Young Frankenstein heading down 42nd Street–Thursday, April 3

Legislature taking another shot at using school kids to spy on their families


The Assembly Education Committee approved A2421, a bill that would allow schools to survey students without the written consent of their parents.  Surprisingly, there was Republican support for the bill with Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman David Wolfe voting yes. Only Assemblyman Scott Rumana voted no.

The bill now goes to the full Assembly.  The Senate has already approved the bill.  Click here to find your Assembly Members and express your opinion on this bill.


In June of 2011, thanks to Carolee Adams of The Eagle Forum, we were able to alert our readers of a bill in the state legislature that, if it becomes law would allow schools to survey children about the political, religious, sexual, medical and economic activities and beliefs of their families, without written parental consent.

The outcry at the time prompted Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini to withdraw as a sponsor of the bill and the bill’s eventual failure to get out of committee in the Assembly.

That hasn’t stopped the sociological strip searchers from trying again and again.  The legislation was reintroduced in the current legislature and passed the Senate last year. It is on the docket of the Assembly Education Committee this afternoon.  Thanks for Adams for staying on top of this intrusive legislation and bring it to our attention again.

It is time to kill the bill, again.

Here’s a small sample of questions that schools would allowed to ask their students, without written parental consent, compiled from surveys already in use in other states, according to Adams:

Are you bisexual, homosexual, heterosexual, or not sure?

Have you had sex with males or females, or males and females?

Do you use contraception when you have sex?

How many people have you had sex with?

Did you drink or do drugs before having sex?

Have you seriously considered suicide?

Do you plan to attempt suicide?

How many times have you attempted suicide in the past?

And, incriminating questions such as these:

How many times have you stolen something from a store?

Have you damaged property just for fun?

Have you used heroin, opium, morphine, PCP, Angel Dust?

If you don’t want New Jersey’s schools to be allowed to conduct such surveys of their students, without written parental consent, NOW is the time to contact members of the Assembly Education Committee:

Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Chair  (908) 757-1677

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Vice Chair (609) 292-0500

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (973) 450-0484

Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce  (973) 265-0057

Assemblywoman Mia Jasey  (973) 762-1886

Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (201) 223-4247

Assemblyman Scott Rumana (973) 237-1362

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (856) 234-2790

Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (201) 576-9199

Assemblyman David Wolfe (732) 840-9028

The Assembly Bill #is A2421.  Tell the committee members not to approve A2421


Posted: February 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , | 24 Comments »