On Nov. 20, 2021, the New Jersey School Boards Association will hold its semiannual Delegate Assembly (DA). The meeting will be held through NJSBA’s official virtual conference platform, Swoogo.

Delegates, as well as non-voting board members and guests, can now register to attend the DA on the NJSBA website through the link below. All board members are welcome and encouraged to attend, but only those designated by their board of education to serve as a voting delegate should register as such.

The Delegate Assembly meets twice a year to set policies that determine NJSBA’s position on educational issues and establish bylaws that govern its operations. Each board of education in the state is entitled to one voting delegate.

To the extent known at this time, the agenda will include a report from the NJSBA President Irene LeFebvre and NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Feinsod. Also on the agenda is the sunset review of Sections 3000 (Business & Noninstructional Operations) and 4000 (Instructional & Support Personnel) of the NJSBA Manual of Positions and Policies on Education. The Association did not receive any resolutions from local boards of education prior to the Sept. 16, 2021, submission deadline.

In keeping with NJSBA’s technology vision, this year, the NJSBA Delegate Assembly (DA) Handbook will be provided to every delegate in a digital format.

NJSBA acknowledges that some delegates may prefer a hardcopy of the handbook. Therefore any preregistered delegate, alternate or other board member serving as a delegate who prefers to receive a paper copy of the handbook must submit a request by Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Board members registering for the DA will receive a confirmation email that will include an NJSBA Delegate Assembly Handbook Request form. The handbook, consisting of all materials relevant to the meeting, will be mailed on approximately Oct. 29, 2021.

Again, be advised that a copy of the NJSBA Delegate Assembly handbook will not automatically be mailed to registrants, but will only be sent to those serving as delegates who request to receive one by the Oct. 21 deadline.

All meeting materials, including the handbook, will also be placed on the NJSBA Delegate Assembly webpage and the Swoogo conference platform prior to the meeting on approximately Oct. 25.

For questions regarding registration, email the NJSBA Call Center. For questions about the Delegate Assembly, please email Cindy Harrison.

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