As a board member, do you want to help set New Jersey School Boards Association policy? If so, then become familiar with the NJSBA Delegate Assembly. At the Delegate Assembly, or DA, school district representatives vote on resolutions proposing policy positions submitted by local boards, county school boards associations, the NJSBA Board of Directors, and standing committees.
Policy adopted by the DA is included in NJSBA’s Manual of Positions and Policies on Education. That policy determines what NJSBA will advocate for, or oppose, in Trenton, Washington, D.C., and the courts.
To view a video about the DA and how it works, and to learn more about NJSBA’s major policy-setting event, visit the Delegate Assembly page on NJSBA’s website.
All resolutions submitted for the Nov. 18, 2017 Semiannual Delegate Assembly must be received at NJSBA headquarters by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Notice regarding the cutoff date was e-mailed to school business administrators, county association presidents, board presidents and board delegates on June 6, 2017. A second mailing was sent on July 20. It included the rules for appearing before the Resolutions Subcommittee, which will meet on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 to consider the resolutions submitted for the November Semiannual Delegate Assembly agenda.
Resolutions should be e-mailed to Barbara Deveney or faxed to the attention of Barbara Deveney at 609-695-1577. For more information, contact Barbara Deveney via email or call toll free at (888) 886-5722, ext. 5256.
The original signed resolution in the proper format should also be sent, by regular mail, to:
Resolutions, November 2017 Delegate Assembly
c/o Cynthia J. Jahn, Esq., General Counsel
New Jersey School Boards Association
413 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08618