The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) offers an associate membership program designed to meet the unique needs of charter school trustees. Our benefits are designed to help you carry out your duties, tackle tough challenges, and realize the rewards of successful school leadership.

Your charter school’s Associate Membership in NJSBA covers all trustees, the lead person/administrator, and business official. It is an investment in your school and children’s future.

Benefits include:

Mandated Training

All Mandated Training required by the New Jersey School Ethics Act and the New Jersey School District Accountability Act at no additional cost. Your school’s trustees and administrators may also attend NJSBA Board Member Academy programs at reduced member rates. Learn more.

Membership in the Alliance for Competitive Energy Services (ACES)

NJSBA’s energy aggregation program saves enrolled charter schools saved an average of $3,000 annually on their energy bills. Districts across the state have saved more than $50 million in the last two years. Learn more.

NJSBA Field Service Representatives

As part of the associate membership for charter schools, NJSBA offers on-site training and direct services delivered by NJSBA Field Service Representatives on topics such as goal-setting, strategic planning, administrator evaluation, board-lead person relations, and board effectiveness. Learn more.

Expert Assistance

NJSBA staff has expertise in all issues affecting school governance, including education law, policy, employee relations, 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.”

NJSBA TEC

New Jersey School Boards Association’s Technology for Education and Career (NJSBA TEC) program provides cost-saving alternatives for creating, establishing and continuing the most current digital learning opportunities available for students. Learn more. 

Exclusive Online Resources

Gain access to NJSBA’s members-only online data, including the Critical Policy Reference Manual and current negotiations data.

Sustainability Services

NJSBA is committed to helping schools across New Jersey reach their sustainability goals. As an NJSBA member, your school will have access to training and services delivered NJSBA’s expert staff members, who have LEED Green Associate accreditation and Education for Sustainability backgrounds, play key roles in numerous large-scale sustainability initiatives including the Sustainable Jersey for Schools Program, the New Jersey Sustainable Schools Project, the Green Program of Study, and the Green Ribbon Schools awards recognition program.  If your school or district is looking for ways to integrate sustainable practices, start with NJSBA membership. Learn more. 

I-STEAM Services

NJSBA offers training and services to help you evaluate where your school is as it relates to STEAM education and guides your school in making informed and strategic decisions to effectively transition from STEM, taught in silos, to an integrative delivery of STEAM education (I-STEAM). Including the “A” for the arts in STEM opens the possibility for higher student interest and engagement through design, creativity and allows for students to innovate when problem-solving in the technical fields. Learn more. 

Grants Services

As part of your NJSBA membership, your school will have access to an online database of 3,200 active grants, and additional discounted services on grant writing, proposal editing, and grants research consultation. Review our Grants Services.

Training Programs and Conferences

Associate members are welcome to attend NJSBA Mandated Training and county training programs at no cost, and statewide training programs and conferences at reduced member rates, which are half off non-member rates—a significant value! Review our training programs.

Join Today

For more information or to enroll, please contact Lou Schimenti, Product and Services Specialist, at lschimenti@njsba.org.