On Thursday, September 29, 2022, the New Jersey School Boards Association held regional meetings in the northern, central and southern portion of the state to provide information to school board candidates.

The Region Candidates’ Briefings drew wide participation from throughout the state. The meetings provided candidates with an overview of the structure and responsibilities of local school boards in New Jersey. Participants received pertinent information on a variety of topics, including:

  • An overview of the board member role.
  • Legal requirements, including criminal background checks and financial disclosures.
  • The board as a policy making body.
  • Mandated training requirements.
  • Ethical considerations to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Resources available to board members.

The programs were held at no cost to the candidates or their districts.

Explore NJSBA’s Candidate’s Kit

NJSBA’s Candidate Kit provides vital resources as well as links to important websites for anyone considering running for their local school board.

If you are considering serving on your school board, take advantage of NJSBA’s online briefings that provide details about the responsibilities of serving on a local board of education. NJSBA’s online briefings include three videos that address leadership, legal issues, and the role of a board member. Candidates can also listen to a recorded online radio broadcast, “What Board Members Need to Know When They’re Elected.”

Visit the online candidate kit.

Contact Ann Marie Smith with NJSBA’s Communications, IT & Marketing Division at amsmith@njsba.org for more information.