To help guide districts through the bargaining process, from the initial preparation and legal framework, to at-the-table techniques and settlement, the New Jersey School Boards Association is hosting a new program, Ready, Set, Bargain.

This program provides information and training on the parties’ obligations and rights; costing out the current agreement including salary guides and benefits; developing employer proposals and analyzing union demands; ways to use comparative data; and impasse procedures. Ready, Set, Bargain combines the valuable information from Preparing for Bargaining and Bargaining at the Table into a convenient one-day format.

Two sessions of the program are being offered. Both sessions offer the same content.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 or Friday, Jan. 25, 2019

Location: NJSBA Headquarters, 413 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.)

BMA Credits: 4

Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) Credits: 3.5 pending

Continuing Legal Education Credits: 7.2 pending for New Jersey Lawyers

Registration Information Only the school business administrator can register for the programs by clicking on the dates above. Business administrators wishing to register officials from their districts should have a scanned purchase order ready to attach to the registration.

Cost The registration fee for members is $149 and the fee for non-members is $298. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.

For questions regarding Ready, Set, Bargain, please email