School Leader Looks at Lead Testing; Education Law

Lead in drinking water isn’t just a problem in Flint, Michigan. In the last year, several schools in the state have found that lead levels in drinking water exceeded safe levels, and in July 2016, the New Jersey Department of Education enacted new regulations requiring all schools to test all drinking water outlets for lead.

To provide more information for board members and administrators, the current issue of School Leader magazine features a timely article by an expert from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that answers a wide range of questions about lead in water, testing and the new regulations.

School Law Section The issue also includes a special section that focuses on school law, containing an article on suggestions for improving the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights; one on how much a school district must report and disclose about former employees; and one that discusses copyright issues for school districts.

School Leader’s Field Perspective column has an update on a popular article, “Words of Wisdom from Your FSR.” NJSBA’s field service representatives talk about questions (and answers to those questions) that they have recently received from board members. Topics covered include how to make meetings run more smoothly, communicating directly with a superintendent, and more.

School Leader is published six times a year, and is mailed to all school board members in the state, as well as all superintendents, business administrators and other selected officials in the state. It is also available online.