Available in both English and Spanish, A Guide to Board of Education Meetings in New Jersey outlines and delineates the roles and responsibilities of boards of education and superintendents; provides guidance for members of the public who wish to address matters of concern with their boards during public meetings; and explains board meeting procedures.
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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 $16 per book. Print copies are available to non-members at a price of $25 per book; contact Janet Bamford for information at email@example.com.
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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. The most recent edition was published in 2019.
The book, which runs over 500 pages, is available to school districts, charter school associate members, and AMPSA members for $125; non-members pay $150.
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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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