From School Board Notes, November 20, 2018

School board members interested in interviewing for candidacy for a New Jersey School Boards Association office before the Association’s Nominating Committee should use this application. Applications must be received at NJSBA headquarters by 5 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2018.

The link to the application form will appear again in the Nov. 27 issue of School Board Notes, along with a review of bylaws procedures for members seeking nomination by petition. Guidelines and position descriptions appear below.

Positions that will be open are the presidency and three vice presidencies. The election will take place May 18, 2019 at the NJSBA Delegate Assembly. All offices are two-year terms, May 2019-May 2021. Job descriptions for officer positions follow:

President

  • Preside at all meetings of the Delegate Assembly, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee;
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all Association committees unless otherwise set forth by the bylaws;
  • Appoint all standing and special committees unless otherwise set forth in the bylaws;
  • Cause to be signed all contracts and other obligations on behalf of the Association;
  • In consultation with the executive director, name delegates to represent the Association at meetings of other educational groups unless otherwise set forth in the bylaws;
  • At each annual meeting of the Association, render a full report of its proceedings for the preceding year;
  • Perform the duties of a vice president, or assign them to another vice president, in the event a vice president is absent or there is a vacancy in the vice presidency;
  • Provide leadership and vision for the Association;
  • Evaluate the executive director;
  • Facilitate the Executive Committee working as a team and share responsibilities of the Executive Committee;
  • Testify before legislative committees as necessary;
  • Attend NJSBA/NSBA functions, including: Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings, Delegate Assemblies, Annual Workshop, Annual Legislative Day Conference, New Board Member Weekend Orientation Conferences, NSBA Advocacy Institute, NSBA Annual Conference, NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar;
  • Attend and give greetings at county school boards association meetings and dinners as assigned; and
  • Perform other duties as may be prescribed by the bylaws, Delegate Assembly or Board of Directors.

Vice President for Legislation/Resolutions

  • Serve as chairperson of the Legislative Committee and the Resolutions Subcommittees;
  • Plan and conduct inservice legislative training activities, in consultation with the executive director;
  • Testify at and/or participate in the legislative hearings and activities, as requested by the president or executive director of the Association;
  • Preside over those portions of the Delegate Assembly where resolutions, bylaws amendments, and policy recommendations resulting from the Association’s policy review process are considered, and present such resolutions, bylaws amendments and policy recommendations to be acted upon by the delegates;
  • Moderate Legislative Conference and Legislative Session at Workshop;
  • Work as a team member and share responsibilities of the Executive Committee;
  • Provide leadership and vision for the Association;
  • Attend and give greetings at county school boards association meetings and dinners as assigned;
  • Evaluate the executive director;
  • Attend NJSBA/NSBA functions, including: Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings, Delegate Assemblies, Annual Workshop, Annual Legislative Day Conference, New Board Member Weekend Orientation Conferences, NSBA Annual Advocacy Institute, NSBA Annual Conference, and the NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar; and
  • Perform other duties as may be prescribed by the bylaws or assigned by the president.

Vice President for Finance

  • Serve as chairperson of the Finance Committee;
  • Cause to be kept an account of all Association moneys received and disbursed;
  • Cause to be made and published an annual audit of the Association’s accounts and financial records;
  • Render a detailed report of the financial condition of the Association at each annual meeting of the delegates;
  • Sign and issue all checks covered by vouchers pursuant to the bylaws;
  • Serve as a member of the Audit Committee;
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of the School Finance Committee, as specified in Article X, Section 9 of the Bylaws;
  • Be bonded by the Association on such amount as shall be approved by the Board of Directors;
  • Participate at Workshop as assigned;
  • Work as a team member and share responsibilities of the Executive Committee;
  • Provide leadership and vision for the Association;
  • Attend and give greetings at county school boards association meetings and dinners as assigned;
  • Testify before legislative committees when asked;
  • Evaluate the executive director;
  • Attend NJSBA/NSBA functions, including: Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings, Delegate Assemblies, Annual Workshop, Annual Legislative Day Conference, New Board Member Weekend Orientation Conferences, NSBA Annual Advocacy Institute, NSBA Annual Conference, and the NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar; and
  • Perform other duties as may be prescribed in the bylaws or assigned by the president.

Vice President for County Activities

  • Act as liaison between the Association and the various county school boards associations;
  • Preside at County Association Leadership meetings;
  • Host County Association Leadership Café at Workshop;
  • Work as a team member and share responsibilities of the Executive Committee;
  • Provide leadership and vision for the Association;
  • Attend and give greetings at county school boards association meetings and dinners as assigned;
  • Testify before legislative committees when asked;
  • Evaluate the executive director;
  • Attend NJSBA/NSBA functions, including: Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings, Delegate Assemblies, Annual Workshop, Annual Legislative Day Conference, New Board Member Weekend Orientation Conferences, NSBA Advocacy Institute, NSBA Annual Conference, and the NSBA Summer Leadership Seminar; and
  • Perform other duties as may be prescribed by the bylaws or assigned by the president.

According to Association Policy 8204—Election of NJSBA Officers, “All applicants seeking nomination as an officer by the Nominating Committee shall have their name, school district/county and position sought announced in School Board Notes following the deadline for submission of nominations.”

This announcement of individuals who have applied to the Nominating Committee will specify the position sought as “president” or “vice president for county activities, vice president for finance or vice president for legislation/resolutions.”

For more information, please contact Cynthia Harrison by email at [email protected] or call her at (609) 278-5254.