School Leader, NJSBA’s quarterly magazine, focuses on trends and issues of interest to boards of education and their top administrators.
Spring 2023 Vol. 54 No. 4
Getting to Work
For the high school’s “What’s Next” career fair, Piscataway invited more than 40 representatives from trade schools, industry, government, trade unions, military branches, vocational programs, civil service and small businesses – including several Piscataway alumni.
President's Message: NJSBA Is Ready to Serve No Matter What
What hasn’t and will not change is the support that NJSBA offers its more than 5,000 members! The Association stands ready to assist you with recurring responsibilities and guide you through the unforeseen challenges.
Executive Word: Priming the Teacher Pipeline
I would urge board members to spread the word about the advantages of a career in education — the inherent satisfactions of helping children, the job stability and family-friendly schedule and the fulfillment that can come from knowing you are helping to shape the future and build a better world.
ELFNJ Spotlight: NJSBA’s New Board Member Weekend Orientation
NJSBA’s popular New Board Member Weekend Orientation returned this winter for the first time since early 2020. Two weekends — held Feb. 3-5 and March 10-12, provided training to nearly 200 new board members.
NJSBA at Your Service: NJSBA’s Negotiations Data Portal Promises to be a Game Changer for Members
The Negotiations Data Portal contains various resources, including a new custom report generator that can be a powerful tool for school board members and administrators.
Legally Speaking: Public Comment Sessions: Free Speech or Free-for-All?
The public’s right to express concerns to government officials is enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but there is much misunderstanding about the outer limits of that freedom, and in particular what those limits are at public school board meetings.
Field Perspective: A Return to Basics: How All Board Members Can Better Navigate their Duties
Policy is the language of the board table. Board members govern the district through policy – and taking the time to learn the policies that apply to your role as a board member is imperative.
Head of the Class: Helping Students Transition from School to Career
The Bound Brook High School Innovative Career Technical Education and Work Based Learning program was a recognized program in the annual School Leader awards.