As the school year is beginning to wind down, it is a good time for school districts and charter schools to review their policy manuals and policy needs.

The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) provides resources and direct assistance to guide districts and member charter schools in developing documents that meet state and federal requirements and reflect the local school board’s beliefs in education.

Consultation The NJSBA provides policy telephone and email consultation to all members.  Consultation services include investigation and research into board policy inquiries, sample policies and regulations collected from New Jersey and other school districts, policy review and feedback and other resources related to policy development.

To reach an NJSBA Policy Consultant, email Steve McGettigan or Jean Harkness.

Customized Policy Writing Service For school boards looking for more assistance, NJSBA offers a Customized Policy Writing service.

The full resources of NJSBA support customized policy manuals and updates. NJSBA’s experienced policy consultants work with other professional NJSBA staff, including staff attorneys, labor relations consultants, and governmental relations staff, as well as the district’s staff, to ensure that each policy manual is customized to the school’s needs.

By switching to NJSBA’s policy writing service, districts have the potential to save thousands of dollars annually.

To learn more about NJSBA’s policy services, email Louis Schimenti, NJSBA products and services manager, or call him at (609) 278-5271.