NJPSA Advocacy & Government Relations
Recent NJPSA Advocacy News
The Census Bureau reported that per-student public education spending dropped in fiscal year 2011 for the first time in 36 years although New Jersey remained one of the top per-pupil spenders. The Garden State took fourth place on the list at $15,968. It was topped in FY 11 by New York ($19,076), the District of Columbia ($18,475), and Alaska ($16,674).
NJPSA Legislative Representation
NJPSA is your voice before the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, the Governor’s Office, the State Board of Education and other federal and state agencies on all issues affecting the quality of your professional lives and the public education system.
As a member, you have the advantage of a full–time government relations staff working for you. Our Government Relations department consistently analyzes, monitors and participates in the deliberations concerning proposed legislation, code provisions and policy affecting public schools and school leaders.
Our members have a direct voice in setting NJPSA legislative policy by participating on our Legislative Committee, Special Education, English Language Learners, Urban Education and other association committees. The Legislative Network is a statewide alliance of members who volunteer to communicate NJPSA’s positions on education to specific legislators across New Jersey.
Our Political Action Committee (NJPSA–PAC), which is funded through member contributions, enables our members to maintain a strong and consistent presence with our State Legislature. The NJPSA–PAC provides political contributions to help support elected officials who make decisions affecting your professional lives.
All NJPSA members are kept abreast of legislative events and our progress during the legislative session through legislative articles in our newsletters, special broadcast Action Alerts on emergent issues in the state and the NJPSA Legislative Agenda.
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NJPSA offers an online information portal called the NJPSA Legislative Action Center where members can take immediate action regarding legislation that affects eduction. This service allows members to e–mail messages to legislative leaders at the state and national levels. This online legislative action portal offers interactive links to NJ Officials & Agencies, Search Local Government, Issues & Legislation, Congressional Delegation and a Media Guide.