Due to a new law that allows communities to move their school election from April to November, voters in the majority of school districts – 468 districts in all – will elect school-board candidates in the General Election on Nov. 6 of this year.
Whether the school election is held in November or April, candidates often have similar questions: Once elected, what should they be prepared for? What are the legal responsibilities of board members, how do they get information to make informed decisions, and what is the relationship between the board and the superintendent?
The next broadcast of Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA's online radio program, is "What Board Candidates Need to Know When They're Elected." Join host Ray Pinney as he discusses the roles and responsibilities of newly elected board members with Donna Kaye, NJSBA attorney; Terri Lewis, NJSBA field service representative; and Marcia Lavigne, NJSBA county activities coordinator.
The program will air live at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. After the program, a link to the broadcast – as well as links to online videos about roles and responsibilities of serving on a school board – will be posted on the "Online Candidate Briefings"section of NJSBA's Candidacy Kit.
About the Program Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA's program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, is similar to a live radio talk show except it is broadcast through the Internet. The shows air live, but are also available to listen to later online, or to download later to iPods or MP3 devices.
Listeners only need a computer with high speed Internet access. To hear the live show or past recorded broadcasts, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/njsba.
Online Videos In addition to the online radio program, NJSBA has created three candidate briefing videos that are also available to view over the internet. The videos can be accessed online.