New law allows retired N.J. teachers to work through 2022-23 sans TPAF reenrollment

Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 18 signed S3685/A5576. The new law permits teachers and professional staff members retired from the Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund who provide special services to work during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years without TPAF reenrollment.

Also on Jan. 18, Murphy signed S4021 and S3764. The former requires school districts to provide instruction on history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as part of implementation of New Jersey Student Learning Standards in social studies. The latter establishes the Commission on Asian American Heritage in the DOE.