The New Jersey School Boards Association is hosting a training program to address discipline and its role in special education.

The program will take place at NJSBA headquarters on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m.

When addressing poor behavior choices, our goal should always be to teach students how to respond appropriately to any situation. When a child’s behavior is impacted by a disability, it is imperative that the adults understand how to respond in ways that will make the situation better and not exacerbate it.

This conference will provide the tools and the rationale for educators to help all students make better behavior choices.

Registration  School board members, superintendents, and others included on the census may register themselves online for this training program. Online registration requires a password. If you need to retrieve your password, please click here.

Other School Staff Additional district staff members may attend the program by registering online through Eventbrite.

For more information, contact Marcia Lavigne, manager of training and professional development, at

The registration deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12.