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17 Communities to Hold School Elections on Tuesday
Election of board members—in April or November—is significant for the local education program. (4/20)
Workshop 2015: Seeking Program Proposals, Student Performances
Program proposals for the annual training conference are due April 20. NJSBA is also seeking applications from student musical groups to perform at Workshop 2015, Oct. 27-29. (4/17)
Reflections: An Update on Pension Reform
In his latest column, NJSBA's executive director addresses developments involving the state's Pension and Health Benefit Reform Commission. (4/14)
Green Power! New Program Available to ACES Members
NJSBA’s energy program, which has saved school districts $142.3 million since 2009, is introducing a new feature that enables schools to meet future state conservation goals--and advances them toward Sustainable Jersey certification. Act by April 27. (4/9)
Reflections: Art for Our Students’ Sake
NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Larry Feinsod stresses the importance of arts education and turning STEM into STEAM. (4/7)
Podcast Focuses on Negotiations Trends for 2015
Listen to the latest edition of BlogTalkRadio as NJSBA’s labor relations manager discusses current issues, including employee health insurance contributions and salary settlements. (4/1)
New Jersey’s Kevin Ciak Elected to National School Boards Association Post
Former NJSBA President will serve as national organization’s secretary/treasurer. (3/27)
100th School Registers for Sustainability Certification
Sustainable Jersey for Schools recently achieved a milestone when the 100th school registered for its certification program. (3/18)
Becoming a Sustainable School
This brief Education Matters video describes the steps a school district will take to earn certification through Sustainable Jersey for Schools. (3/12)
Teachers Salary Guide Comparisons
Newly updated data for teachers salary guides for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, including longevity summaries, are now available (password required) (3/3)
School Board Basics: Frequently Asked Questions
NJSBA’s Parent Connections webpage answers questions ranging from “I have a problem with my school; Is the school board the appropriate body to address it?” to “How does the board set the rules for its meetings?” (9/30)