Senate Leaders Look at What’s Needed to Get Back to School

As districts await guidance from the NJDOE and NJ Department of Health, New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Senate Education Committee Chair Teresa Ruiz speak with Dr. Richard Bozza, Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Administrators (NJASA) about getting back to school. Ruiz who is Senate President Pro Tempore and directing the New Jersey Education Recovery Task Force, and Sweeney, weighed in on four key topics: (1) the immediate need for guidance (2) recommendations for districts to establish flat line budgets (3) how schools could safely and realistically reopen and (4) how schools are the community center for academics and mental health. Other topics discussed include future school construction, replacing textbooks with digital devices, connectivity for 90,000 plus students in a digital divide, and planning for the worst but hoping for the best. Join us at to continue the discussion.