Bargaining At the Table
Workshop 2014 Highlights
Sustainable Jersey for Schools
Workshop 2014
Mandated Training
Common Core State Standards: The Real Story

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Reflections: A Retrospective on 2014
NJSBA’s Executive Director points to achievements in education and extends thanks to our state’s dedicated school board members. (12/22)
Update: New Board Members Awaiting Background Check Results May Be Sworn in—NJDOE
The NJDOE Criminal History Review Unit verifies that the procedure established in January 2014 remains in effect. (12/18)
Get Ready for Your Board’s 2015 Organization Meeting
Tune into our latest podcast to learn the “ins and outs” of the school board’s annual organization meeting from NJSBA’s legal, field services and member engagement staff. (12/16)
School Construction Totaling $704.2 Million Statewide Approved in Calendar Year 2014
Voters OK the Highest Percentage of Proposals in More Than 10 Years (12/12)
Voters Approve 9 of 12 Construction Proposals in December Referenda
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, voters approved over $230 million in school construction projects, including a new elementary school in a Somerset County community. (12/10)
Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Board of Education Organization, 2014-2015
The majority of local school boards will organize during the first week of January. NJSBA Staff Attorney’s compiled answers to 33 frequently asked questions about board organization. (12/2)
What You Need to Know to Create a Safer School Environment
Three regional meetings will inform members and school leaders about the findings and recommendations of the NJSBA School Security Task Force. (12/9)
Reflections: A Step toward ‘De-bureaucratization’
NJSBA’s Executive Director discusses a recent state policy change that will allow school boards to focus more on teaching and learning, and less on bureaucracy. (12/5)
New NJSBA Strategic Plan Approved
On Nov. 14, NJSBA’s Board of Directors approved the organization’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2017. The plan focuses on four main goal areas -- student achievement, leadership and advocacy, effective governance through training and direct services, and finance. (11/18)
Veteran Manchester Twp. School Board Member to Lead NJSBA
Delegates to NJSBA’s annual meeting on Nov. 15 elected Donald Webster, Jr., to serve as Association president for 2014-2016. (11/17)
NJSBA School Security Task Force Issues Recommendations
NJSBA’s School Security Task Force released its final report, What Makes Schools Safe? (11/10)
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)