Sayreville War Memorial High School will host a Jostens Renaissance Regional Conference focusing on school climate on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Hundreds of students and teachers from the area are expected to attend the event, which will include a special program for school board members.

A 90-minute mid-morning segment, coordinated by the NJSBA, will address how local school board members can work with their chief school administrators to build a healthy school climate that contributes to the emotional well-being and success of all students.

The speakers for the segment will be Patricia Heindel and Liz Warner, co-directors of the School Culture and Climate Initiative at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris County. They work closely with Maurice Elias, director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab and one of the nation’s leading experts in building a healthy school climate.

The April 6 program will be offered at no cost to board members who are attending. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration information is available here.