|Date||Board of Education||Department|
|8/19||Ms Lourdes La Guardia||Labor Relations|
Your Association is dedicated to serving the needs of local board of education members. Our services are designed to help you carry out your duties, tackle tough challenges, and realize the rewards of successful boardsmanship.
Our experienced staff of professionals provides both dues-based and fee-based services in board-superintendent relations, board effectiveness and governance, community engagement, labor relations, policy and school law.
Your Field Service Representative (FSR) is an invaluable resource who serves as your primary Association contact and provides in-district services. Services include: Board Evaluations, Goal Setting, Facility Planning, Strategic Planning, Superintendent Evaluations, Superintendent Searches and Community Engagement Services.
A local board’s ability to provide sound educational programs is directly affected by its collective bargaining agreements. The obligation to negotiate with the union over terms and conditions of employment and to administer the labor agreement affects a board’s ability to govern its district efficiently and effectively. Because of the impact of collective bargaining on the educational process, NJSBA offers the following labor relations services to boards: Contract Analysis, In-District Assistance and Salary Guide Assistance.
Policy making is your board’s primary responsibility. NJSBA provides services to help you formulate or revise policy; ensure that it is compliant with federal and state laws and codes; and that it is disseminated to the public. Services include: Customized Policy Manual Writing, Wellness Checks, Paperless Meeting Services, Online Policy Manual Publishing and the Critical Policy Reference Manual (CPRM).
Each afternoon, one staff attorney sets aside all other business to provide legal information to members by phone. Attorneys field inquiries on a number of issues, including board member ethics and conflict of interest; student rights; tenure and seniority; budget and finance; school elections; public contracts; and New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings and Open Public Records acts.