School board members only have until Dec. 31 to complete their mandated training requirement for the 2016 cycle. As of Jan. 1, 2017, members who have not fulfilled their mandated training requirement for the 2016 cycle will be out of compliance.

New Jersey state law requires school board members and charter school trustees to attend training in the first, second and third years of a first term, and in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term. NJSBA is the state-designated provider of mandated training, which is available at no cost to members. Board members who have not yet fulfilled their requirement may complete the training online. Completion of the online course satisfies the requirements of the School District Accountability Act.

The following training is required:

Governance I: New Board Member Orientation – Board members and charter school trustees in the first year of their first term.

Governance II: Finance – Board members and charter school trustees in the second year of their first term.

Governance III: Student Achievement – Board members and charter school trustees in the third year of their first term.

Governance IV: Legal Update – Board members and charter school trustees in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term.

For more information, visit the Mandated Training page on the NJSBA website. Questions should be directed to the NJSBA Call Center at callcenter@njsba.org.

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