On Friday, June 12 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., join the NJSBA Equity Council for an exploration of the equity issues that have emerged during the COVID-19 health crisis, and ways districts can overcome these challenges. The program will take place online, via Webex, and offers 2 Board Member Academy credits.

In 2018, the New Jersey School Boards Association created the Equity Council to examine the issue of educational equity and share research and best practices with the NJSBA membership. The Council members include board members and educators from school districts throughout the state.

Keynote Address, Dr. Michael Salvatore, superintendent, Long Branch Public Schools

The Long Branch Public Schools educate some 5,800 students, 83% of whom are classified as economically disadvantaged. Dr. Salvatore will discuss his experience when the school closures took effect in the state and districts transitioned to remote learning. Learn how the district has worked to meet the needs of all students.

Panel Discussion, Moderated by Dr. Penelope Lattimer, executive director of the Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement

Dr. Penelope Lattimer will moderate a panel discussion, featuring members of the NJSBA Equity Council. The panel will discuss various equity challenges that rural, suburban, and urban districts have reported, the creative ways some of those challenges were met, and challenges that still need to be addressed.

Registration Information School board members, superintendents, and others included on the census may register themselves online for this training program. Registrants will receive an email with the agenda and information on how to access the links to each session prior to the conference date. Attend online via computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access. Register Online

For questions regarding this program, please email Lucia Gershman, program coordinator.