The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) is your association. We keep you informed with news and insightful analyses of the latest trends, State Board of Education actions, Commissioner of Education decisions, School Ethics Commission decisions and advisory opinions, court rulings, and legislative initiatives affecting education in New Jersey.
You also receive member pricing on our programs, conferences, and publications. And when you need it, advice from an NJSBA expert is just a phone call away. NJSBA offers an array of programs and services to help you do your job effectively, overcome challenges, and reap the rewards of successful service to your school and community.
NJSBA staff has expertise in all issues affecting school governance, including education law, policy, labor, government and community relations, finance, facilities planning, and more. Whether you need advice to guide your search for a new lead person or are grappling with a collective bargaining issue, our experienced advisors are never more than a phone call away. You can even pick up the phone to talk with our designated “attorney of the day.” You may also arrange with our Field Services Department for more extensive on-site services at a special associate member rate.
Associate members are welcome to attend NJSBA training programs and conferences at reduced member rates, which are half off non-member rates—a significant value that can repay the price of membership in short order! Our acclaimed events and programs include:
Whether you’re new to school leadership or a seasoned veteran, there are always new skills to develop. NJSBA offers training opportunities to help you reach your full potential.
NJSBA has been selected, by the state, as the designated training provider for all of the mandated courses. All charter school trustees must attend Governance I: New Board Member Orientation Conference in their first year of service. In addition, other charter school trustees must attend training in subsequent years if they fall into one of the following categories:
A comprehensive reference source of essential policies required by law, code, or the state monitoring process. Contains sample policy language and legal references. A “must have” for every charter school.
A comprehensive source of teacher contract bargaining data, including settlement rates, salary guides, insurances, leaves of absence, and selected contract terms.
Our members stay up to date on the latest topics with free subscriptions to our newsletters and magazine, and reduced rates on our most popular resources. Publications and resources include:
NJSBA’s award-winning bi-monthly magazine, explores education trends and analyzes relevant education issues. It also highlights unique education programs, local achievements and member opinions.
Our Resource Catalog has a broad selection of materials to help you fulfill your leadership role. NJSBA publishes books that address legal issues, labor relations and policy. In addition to books, the catalog features CD-ROMS, videos, and online subscription services. Publications are deeply discounted (or in many cases free) for members.
Your charter school’s Associate Membership in NJSBA is only $2,000, and covers all trustees, the director/administrator, and business official. It is an investment in your school and children’s future.
For more information or to enroll, please contact Jane Kershner, Director of Field Services, at 609-278-5253 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.