All episodes of NJSBA’s video series for school board candidates, “Ten Things Every School Board Candidate Should Know before Taking Office,” are now online. The series contains important information for candidates—and for newly elected board members.

Topics include criminal history record checks for newly elected board members; the Sunshine Law; the Board Member Code of Ethics; mandated training; and professional development opportunities.

Experts form NJSBA’s Legal and Labor Relations Services Department delve into these and other issues with Ray Pinney, host of “Education Matters.”

The Ten Things Every School Board Candidate Should Know Before Taking Office

Episode 1: Conflicts of Interest

Episode 2: The Sunshine Law (Open Public Meetings Act)

Episode 3: The Oath of Office—What It Means

Episode 4: Training Requirements for School Board Members

Episode 5: Criminal Background Checks

Episode 6: The Code of Ethics for School Board Members

Episode 7: Nepotism

Episode 8: Financial and Personnel Disclosure Forms and Other Filings

Episode 9: The Role of the School Board: Policy and Goal-Setting

Episode 10: Services and Resources for Board Members