Each year, the New Jersey School Boards Association holds briefing sessions for school board candidates—and potential school board candidates. The briefings address the role and responsibilities of a board member, covering topic areas such as policy making, school administration, school finance, school-community relations, collective bargaining and relations among the board, superintendent and staff.
This year, candidates can “attend” the briefings by watching a series of three online videos, moderated by Ray Pinney, NJSBA member outreach coordinator.
The first video features Christy Tighe, NJSBA county activities coordinator, speaking on being an effective board member. Donna Kaye, NJSBA counsel, speaks on the legal aspects of board service; and Mary Ann Friedman, NJSBA field service representative, speaks on the roles and responsibilities of being a board member.
Candidates who have questions may contact NJSBA by email.