The Foundations for Success programs equip board members with the skills they need to deal with issues they face at the board table.

These highly interactive and informative programs offer members a convenient way to fulfill the Governance II, Governance III, and Governance IV training requirements of the School District Accountability Act. Completion of Fundamentals of School Finance satisfies the Governance II requirement. Completion of Board Actions that Impact Student Achievement satisfies the Governance III requirement. Completion of Advancement in School Law satisfies the Governance IV requirement. Program descriptions follow.

Fundamentals of School Finance With resources limited, it is imperative that school board members have an understanding of school finance – where their revenue comes from, how aid is calculated, the budget process and the impact of bargaining unit contracts on the overall budget.

Board Actions that Impact Student Achievement In recent years New Jersey has revamped state standards and state standardized testing to increase student achievement. Learn ways the board and superintendent can work together to keep the district focused on student achievement and prepare students for their future.

Advancements in School Law Whether it is a new legal ruling, clarification of an existing law, or a new ethics advisory opinion, school board members should be aware of the changes in the law that affect the board of education’s operations.

Dinner and registration will begin at 6 p.m. The formal program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 (Somerset County)
Somerville High School, 222 Davenport St., Somerville NJ 08876 (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $100
6 – 9 p.m. (Registration 5:30 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Tuesday, Jan. 15 (Salem County)
Arthur P. Schalick High School, 718 Centerton Rd., Pittsgrove, NJ (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $100
6 – 9 p.m. (Registration 5:30 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Wednesday, Jan. 16 (Hudson County)
Harrison High School, 401 Kingsland Ave., Harrison, NJ 07029
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $100
6 – 9 p.m. (Registration 5:30 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Tuesday, Jan. 22 (Middlesex County)
Sayreville War Memorial High School, 820 Washington Rd., Parlin, NJ 08859
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $100
6 – 9 p.m. (Registration 5:30 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Thursday, Jan. 31 (Morris County)
Montville Twp. High School, 100 Horseneck Rd., Montville, NJ 07045
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $100
6 – 9 p.m. (Registration 5:30 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Tuesday, Feb. 5 (Ocean County)
Jackson Liberty High School, 125 N. Chapel Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527 (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate: Free • Non Member Rate: $100
6 – 9 p.m. (Registration 5:30 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

For more information, contact Patti Rees.