The School District Accountability Act requires training for first-term school board members and charter school trustees in their first, second and third years of their first term in office, as well as in the first year of a reappointed/re-elected term. NJSBA is designated as the official provider of this training.
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NJSBA’s Board Member Academy is a unique certification program designed to deliver high-quality training and professional development in all areas of school board responsibility. Courses cover a range of topics including governance, leadership, finance, labor, policy, school law, sustainability and iSTEAM.
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Workshop is the largest professional development event for school leaders in New Jersey. The conference offers training, networking and events for the entire district team, including school board members, school business administrators, superintendents, school technology professionals, school facilities managers and staff, and curriculum professionals.
NJSBA offers training close to home through county school boards associations. Each county hosts events throughout the year on topics of interest, including school finance, school technology, iSTEAM, sustainability, school safety, policy, governance, procurement issues, labor relations, and more. In addition to providing training and professional development, county events afford board members opportunities to network with local colleagues. All county programs offer Board Member Academy credit.
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Field Service Representatives (FSRs) work with boards on defining their roles and responsibilities, improving board/superintendent relations, building teamwork and conflict management skills, and conducting board self-evaluations. FSRs can also conduct retreats or topical Workshops for individual boards.
NJSBA offers online courses, including Mandated Training through our Learning Management System.
NJSBA webinars present information on topics of critical importance to local boards of education and charter schools. Topics include board governance, school technology, sustainability, I-STEAM, policy, grants support and more.
NJSBA presents a forum to explore education issues and the impact of state-level politics on New Jersey’s public school districts, hosted by Ray Pinney, of NJSBA. The format brings together state and local education leaders for a lively dialogue on the latest developments. Our children’s education is too important not to discuss and debate.