NJSBA is offering webinars, podcasts, Facebook Live events, and virtual conferences focusing on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts. Join the events live, or access the archived events at your convenience.
Wind Down: Empowerment Series
Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Inspired by the well-attended Workshop 2021 “Wind Down” programs, these virtual evening sessions will feature NJSBA staff, who will host live breakout rooms discussing an array of subjects, give members an opportunity to ask questions, and have meaningful conversations with their peers from throughout the state. Members are invited to attend from the comfort of their homes across any device.
NJSBA’s Virtual School Public Relations Forum
Friday, June 10 at 9:00 a.m.
On Friday, June 10, the New Jersey School Boards Association will present its annual School Public Relations Forum, virtually, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The session offers two Board Member Academy credits. The theme for this year’s event is Proactive PR: Get Ahead of the Controversy.
School officials are on the front lines and require the know-how to handle public criticism and complaints. From executive leadership style and speech to role playing different scenarios that they may encounter during public meetings, this virtual four-hour training program will provide officials with actionable tips and resources. The member rate for this program is $75 per person. The school business administrator must handle registration.
NJSBA is hosting a series of Facebook Live events to address questions from boards, school administrators, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the NJSBA Facebook page to tune in.
NJSBA webinars convey important information related to navigating through the COVID-19 health crisis and will highlight solutions available to help NJSBA members manage the virus’s impact on New Jersey’s educators and students. View upcoming and past events on our webinar page.
Using Comparative Data
Wednesday, May 25 at 11:00 a.m.
This session provides information on using comparative data at the bargaining table; how to produce meaningful comparisons utilizing additional criteria; guidance on when and how to use the data; and point you to resources to help with your research. Current trends in teacher contract settlements will also be presented. If you are on the Board’s negotiating team, this session is essential in helping you identify trends that may affect your negotiations, as well as helping you to think outside of the little box they call the “county average”.
Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education
Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, features a series of interviews focused on various subjects impacting school leadership.
Recent Online Events
Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education
Finding the Right Mask Policy for your District
In recent months, the issue of mandated masks in schools has divided some communities. With Gov. Murphy’s decision to lift the mask mandate, effective March 7, the decision as to whether students and staff should wear masks now falls to the local school district. Whatever decision a board and superintendent make, there may be some community members who disagree. As boards proceed in this decision what process should they follow? What legal issues should they take into consideration? How do they communicate their decision? In this podcast, attorney Jonathan Busch of the Busch Law Group discusses these and other pertinent issues with NJSBA’s Ray Pinney.
Facebook Live Event: NJSBA Announces the Winners of the 2022 Innovations in Special Education Award
In partnership with, ASAH, the New Jersey School Boards Association is proud to premiere a celebration of Special Education Week in New Jersey and recognize the imaginative and valuable programs for special needs students on Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. on Facebook Live.
Now more than ever, we must take the time to celebrate New Jersey’s outstanding school programs in special education that ensure student success and demonstrate the hard work and achievements of special education students, their parents and teachers.
The BoE President/Superintendent Team: Leadership Meeting the Needs of Their District
Boards of Education have two essential leadership responsibilities: 1) To lead the district through policies and 2) to oversee the work of one employee-the Chief School Administrator/Superintendent.
The Iowa Lighthouse Study reports the successes that districts with collaborative relationships among and between Superintendents and Board members where discussions focus on achievement for all students, students achieve at higher rates and, along with their families, and staff, benefit from healthy climates.
The panel discussion among five teams of Board Presidents/CSAs will focus on the collaborative, decision-making processes that include comprehensive discussions at the board table with information provided by the CSA and the leadership team with opportunities for participants to ask questions.