TRENTON, September 25, 2019 – The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) is hosting regional briefings for school board candidates on Wednesday, October 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Approximately 1,500 local board of education positions will be on the ballot statewide during the November 5 General Election.

The candidate briefings will address the structure and responsibilities of local school boards in New Jersey. Participants will receive information on the following topics:

  • The role of the board member;
  • Legal requirements, including criminal background checks and financial disclosures;
  • The board as a policy-making body;
  • Training requirements;
  • Ethical considerations to avoid conflicts of interest;
  • Resources available to board members.

This program is available at no cost to the candidates or their school districts. To register, select the “Register Now” link next to the session most convenient to you:

Northern Region – Parsippany High School, 309 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054 Register Now

Central Region – North Brunswick High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 Register Now

Southern Region – Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037 Register Now

For more information, email the NJSBA Field Services department at


The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of the state’s local boards of education and includes the majority of New Jersey’s charter schools as associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.