NJSBA is offering webinars, podcasts, Facebook Live events, and virtual conferences focusing on the challenges facing local school boards and school districts during the current public health emergency. Join the events live, or access the archived events at your convenience.

Intermediate School Law
Wednesday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m.
During the current public health emergency, the New Jersey School Boards Association is taking the same great content you have come to expect from in-person programs to virtual meetings that you can participate in from the comfort of your home. Join us for an in-depth review of New Jersey’s tenure and related statutes, regulations, and case law, including acquisition, seniority rights, and dismissal.

Topics Include:
Tenure Acquisition and Evaluation Requirements
Tenure Dismissal and Procedures
Tenure Case Law Update
Reductions in Force, Seniority Rights, and Increment Withholding

This program is intended for attorneys, board members, and administrators looking for a greater understanding of the tenure process.
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Facebook Live

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.

Facebook Live Event Cybersecurity: Best Practices and Free Resources for K-12 Schools
Thursday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Considering businesses, the education sector and other essential industries throughout the nation remain the targets of cyber attacks, it is essential for New Jersey public school districts to continue to assess their vulnerability and reinforce their data systems to counter any disruptions.

This Facebook Live session will provide K-12 school officials with vital information regarding cyber security best practices and free resources. These tools will ensure that school computer data and networks will remain resilient to ransomware, distributed denial of service, malware, phishing, credential compromise, and unauthorized access.

Join experts in the field to learn more about this pressing issue:

  • Michael Geraghty, director of cybersecurity and state of CISO for New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC).
  • Michael Dean, manager of IT/network for Upper Freehold Regional and Technology, and consultant to the New Jersey School Boards Association.

 

Upcoming Webinars

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.

Leaping Forward Together….
Wednesday, June 9 at 11:00 am
As your board works to develop your district goals for next year, join us as we reflect on what we have learned this past year, and why it is so critical to continue to focus on student learning moving forward.
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Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education

Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, will feature a series of interviews focused on school leadership during the COVID-19 health crisis.

 

 

Recent Online Events

Podcast: Conversations on New Jersey Education

Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s podcast program broadcast over BlogTalkRadio.com, will feature a series of interviews focused on school leadership during the COVID-19 health crisis.

School Law Issues During the Pandemic Series


Personnel Issues During the Pandemic

With school districts moving from hybrid to remote learning and then back again during the pandemic, job responsibilities of district staff have been constantly changing. Boards of education have had to navigate through unique personnel issues during the health emergency as they try to provide the best possible education for their students. In this podcast interview, Derlys Maria Gutierrez, Esq., a founding attorney with the firm of Adams Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, discusses workforce challenges with the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen Online

Special Education Issues During the Pandemic – School Law
Special education practices changed overnight with the onset of the pandemic. Many districts are working to provide services virtually and with social distancing protocols while still following IEPs and adhering to other legal requirements.  In this podcast, Amy Houck Elco, a partner with the law firm of Cooper Levenson, discusses the issues with the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney. Listen Online

Facebook Live

Facebook Live Event: A Conversation with ARTSEDNJ
Join us for a conversation with ARTSEDNJ, who will give an update on ESSER Funds and the 41st NJ Governor’s Awards in Arts Education.

 

Webinars

The Emergency Connectivity Fund: What School Districts Should Know
The Federal Communications Commission recently unveiled its Emergency Connectivity Fund Program designed to enable schools and libraries to buy laptop and tablet computers and to establish Wi-Fi hotspots and broadband connectivity during the pandemic.

The FCC’s May 11 action includes more than $7 billion to specifically close the nationwide homework gap associated with distance learning as a direct result of COVID-19. Congress created the fund as part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

Our NJSBA TEC partner, E-rate Consulting, Inc., will explain the program’s rules, help you determine your district’s eligibility for the new program and provide tips for a successful funding application process, slated to begin in June.
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Showing Up: Board Member Attendance Requirements
Attending board meetings, participating in discussions and voting are board member responsibilities. If a member misses several meetings, will it affect their ability to remain on their board? Do school boards have to provide their members with flexibility regarding COVID-19-related issues and concerns? Join NJSBA attorneys for a discussion about board member duties and legal obligations, and about case law on this topic. Watch Now

Addressing Professional Development in a COVID-19 World
The abrupt shift to distance learning as a result of the pandemic has unintentionally left behind many students academically. This presentation will detail how competency-based, flexible training options can mitigate student learning loss and enhance teacher skills. Learn about targeted and streamlined development programs for grade level remediation and summer enrichment. The curriculum is aimed at strengthening student performance and boosting educator growth. Watch Now

Robust IT Infrastructure Using Cloud and Managed Service
Managed services deliver a proven, cost-effective solution that increases operational efficiencies, enables development, and provides school district staff and students with a secure, redundant, and powerfully backed infrastructure. The service enables IT departments to focus on what really matters—the students, and school boards to focus on core business activities, growth, and innovation—while increasing operational efficiencies, and reducing risk and cost with a fixed monthly rate.

Join us to learn about ways your district can save on managed services, Backup-as-a-Service (BAAS), Disaster Recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), virtual desktop, and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS). Watch Now