Congratulations on becoming a school board member! Serving as a board member can be challenging. It also can be one of the most fulfilling responsibilities you'll ever experience
To assist you on your journey, NJSBA provides support in all areas of board membership, including representation and advocacy, training, and information and publications. We also have video resources available through the NJSBA YouTube channel and our Parent Connections web portal. Onsite assistance and consultation are available through the field services, labor relations, legal, and policy resources departments. We also offer a wealth of cost-saving programs, so you can invest more money back into the classroom.
We hope you will take advantage of all the resources supported by your membership dues. Explore our website, review the NJSBA Membership Guide and reach out to your Field Service Representative. Your personal representative is a wonderful resource when you have questions or need direction.
Good luck on your journey and be sure to let us know how we can serve you. We're only a phone call or email away.
The School District Accountability Act requires training for first-term school board members and charter school trustees in their first, second and third years of office, as well as for reappointed/re-elected members. New board members must take Governance I: New Board Member Orientation in the first year of their first term of service.
NJSBA offers several opportunities for them to fulfill this requirement through any of three formats: weekend, one-day, and online orientation programs. Completion of any course format satisfies the requirements of the School Ethics Act.
For questions regarding Mandated Training, please email the Members Services Unit. For further assistance, call (609) 695-7600.