Candidates for school board seats, particularly if they are newcomers, are often unfamiliar with what board of education service actually entails. Each year, NJSBA steps in to provide candidates with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of local boards of education.
This year, NJSBA is sponsoring three regional briefing sessions for candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Sessions are being held in the northern, southern and central parts of the state. The meetings will cover issues such as ethics, school board policy, administration, finance and budgeting, collective bargaining and community relations, as well as relations between the board superintendent and staff. Candidates may attend at any location that is convenient to them.
This program is available at no cost to the candidates or their districts. All programs run from 7 – 9 p.m. with registration and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
All programs take place on Wednesday, October 3.
For more information, contact Kristen Krulikowski at 1-888-886-5277, ext. 5218 in the NJSBA Field Services department.
For more information on becoming a school board candidate, view the NJSBA School Board Member Candidate Kit online.