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In Sandy’s aftermath, NJSBA begins outreach to school districts


TRENTON, November 5, 2012—The New Jersey School Boards Association this afternoon began an outreach effort to the school districts most seriously affected by Hurricane Sandy.


“Our goal is to quickly identify those districts that are in need of assistance, to determine their specific needs, and to provide necessary information or facilitate arrangements with other school districts or appropriate agencies,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director.  “Continuity of instruction is critical for our children.  NJSBA’s outreach project is aimed at helping public schools fulfill their core mission.


In many communities, schools remain closed due to lack of power.  Some have suffered damage to infrastructure or lost equipment.  Students have been displaced and school days cancelled.


This afternoon, school board presidents and/or superintendents began receiving telephone calls from NJSBA representatives seeking information about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on their schools and offering assistance.  Local school board members and administrators may also call the NJSBA Hurricane Help Hotline at 1-888-88NJSBA, Ext. 5209, for information.


NJSBA plans to provide local school officials with information on school law, policy and governance related to hurricane recovery efforts, and to assist schools in need of equipment and supplies by identifying other school districts that may be of assistance.



The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of 586 local boards of education and includes 68 charter school associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.

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