Basic School Law has been a trusted and valuable resource for New Jersey attorneys, board members and education professionals for years. Written by the attorneys and subject area specialists at the New Jersey School Boards Association, this newly revised and comprehensive reference offers current and authoritative information on state and federal education laws, regulations and court decisions.
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NJSBA’s anthology on the basics of board membership includes articles on topics ranging from board-superintendent relations and tips for new board members, to the board’s role in curriculum and in finance. The book also includes a Glossary of Education Terms and Acronyms. The publication is available electronically to our members at no cost through the password-protected portal of our website. Print copies are available to NJSBA members at a price of $15 per book; contact Janet Bamford for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beyond majority rules, how much do you really know about parliamentary procedure? This concise guide provides an overview of Robert’s Rules of Order for new members and veterans alike. A precedence-of-motions chart is included for quick reference. This is available for free download to NJSBA members through the password-protected portal.
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This concise brochure explains the responsibilities of the board of education and the chief school administrator. It is an excellent resource for new board members, superintendents and citizens who want a better understanding of school governance. This document is available to download for free to NJSBA members and non-members.
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¿Quién hace qué en la Administración de las Escuelas Públicas? is the Spanish language version of "Who Does What in Public School Governance." This concise brochure explains the responsibilities of the board of education and the chief school administrator, and has been translated into Spanish. It is an excellent resource for new board members, superintendents and citizens who want a better understanding of school governance. This document is available to download for free to NJSBA members and non-members.
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Designed to provide board members and administrators with a working knowledge of the school district governance process. Topics include an overview of public education in New Jersey; the policy development process, including drafting of effective policy language; and strategies for establishing a policy maintenance process.