New Jersey’s twenty-one county school boards associations offer training, information and forums to explore the issues facing public school districts. Each county association serves as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas and as a catalyst to expedite and initiate action.

The county school boards association meetings are opportunities for board members to receive professional development and up-to-date information on current education initiatives, legislation and regulations affecting public schools. The meetings enable board members to stay connected and work together to advance the achievement of all public-school students in New Jersey.

For the months of January and February, all county meetings will be held completely virtually through the New Jersey School Boards Association’s County Event Hub through Swoogo, enabling all school board members in New Jersey, regardless of which county they live in, to attend and participate.

Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and last until approximately 8:30 p.m.

To register for any of the below meetings, please visit the Upcoming Meetings tab on the NJSBA website here.

  • Jan. 18, Union County.
    Topic: Health and PE curriculum.
  • Jan. 19, Hunterdon County.
    Topic: communication tips for school districts.
  • Jan. 24, Passaic County.
    Topic: how to be an effective board member.
  • Jan. 24, Cumberland and Salem counties.
    Topic: teacher shortages.
  • Jan. 25, Morris County.
    Topic: new and seasoned board member breakouts.
  • Jan. 26, Burlington County.
    Topic: supporting special education.
  • Jan. 30, Bergen County.
    Topic: mental health, mentoring, school security and sustainable funding.
  • Feb. 1, Atlantic County.
    Topic: Providing new board members with support and resources to help them thrive as board members
  • Feb. 2, Warren County.
    Topic: understanding audit and other school finance issues.
  • Feb. 2, Mercer County.
    Topic: managing the board member process.
  • Feb. 6, Hudson County.
    Topic: Lessons from a teacher (Hudson County Teacher of the Year).
  • Feb. 8, Essex County.
    Topic: Mental health and social emotional learning
  • Feb. 8, Cape May County.
    Topic: Rutgers Cooperative Extension Program at Cape May County Campus.
  • Feb. 9, Middlesex County.
    Topic: communication tips for school districts.
  • Feb. 9, Monmouth County.
    Topic: providing new board members with support and resources to help them thrive as board members.
  • Feb. 13, Sussex County.
    Topic: new and seasoned board member breakouts.
  • Feb. 15, Ocean County.
    Topic: Superintendent evaluation.
  • Feb. 16, Somerset County.
    Topic: current school board issues.
  • Feb. 23, Camden and Gloucester counties.
    Topic: diversity and equity.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the lead county activities coordinator assigned to the county meeting you are interested in, shown below.

Robert Acerra: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. Contact him via email.

Najah Haskins: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem counties. Contact her via email.

NJSBA looks forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming meetings.