New Jersey state law requires school board members and charter school trustees to attend training in the first, second and third years of a first term, and in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term. NJSBA is the state-designated provider of Mandated Training, which is available at no cost to members.

Board members can fulfill their Governance II, III, and IV School District Accountability Act training requirements through specially designated Foundations for Success regional programs, at Workshop, and online. New board member may fulfill their training requirements through the weekend orientation program, in-person one-day programs, and online.

The following mandated training programs are required:

  • Governance I: New Board Members – New Board Member Orientation Conference
  • Governance II: 1st Term, 2nd full year of service – Finance
  • Governance III: 1st Term, 3rd full year of service – Student Achievement
  • Governance IV: Re-elected/Reappointed Board Members in the first year of any succeeding term – Legal Update

Training Opportunities

Governance I: New Board Member Orientation

For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of their first term. 

One-Day Orientation

Tuesday, April 28
NJSBA Headquarters
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250
Time – 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Registration 9:30 a.m.)
Registration available soon.

Tuesday, June 20
NJSBA Headquarters
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250
Time – 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Registration 9:30 a.m.)
Registration available soon.

Weekend Orientation

Friday, Feb. 21 – Sunday, Feb. 23
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250
Time – 6:00 p.m. – noon (registration 4:30 p.m.)
Registration available December 2

Friday, Mar. 13 – Sunday, Mar. 15
Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250
Time – 6:00 p.m. – noon (registration 4:30 p.m.)
Registration available December 2

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance I training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $250


Governance II: Finance

For board members and charter school trustees in the second year of their first term.

In-Person Training

Hudson County

Monday, November 25
Harrison High School (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Warren County

Wednesday, December 4
Rutherford Hall (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free • Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Registration:  5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Monmouth and Ocean County

Thursday, December 5
Howell Middle School North (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free • Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Registration:  5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Salem and Cumberland County

Tuesday, January 14
Cumberland County Technical Education Center (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Morris County

Thursday, January 16
Dover High School (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Burlington County

Wednesday, February 5
Location TBD
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Middlesex County

Wednesday, February 5
Location TBD
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance II training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100


Governance III: Student Achievement

For board members and charter school trustees in the third year of their first term.

In-Person Training

Hudson County

Monday, November 25
Harrison High School (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Warren County

Wednesday, December 4
Rutherford Hall (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free • Non-Member Rate:  $100
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Registration:  5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Monmouth and Ocean County

Thursday, December 5
Howell Middle School North (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free • Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Registration:  5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Salem and Cumberland County

Tuesday, January 14
Cumberland County Technical Education Center (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Morris County

Thursday, January 16
Dover High School (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Burlington County

Wednesday, February 5
Location TBD
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Middlesex County

Wednesday, February 5
Location TBD
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance III training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100


Governance IV: Legal Update

For board members and charter school trustees in the first year of a re-elected or reappointed term.

In-Person Training

Hudson County

Monday, November 25
Harrison High School (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Warren County

Wednesday, December 4
Rutherford Hall (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free • Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Registration:  5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Monmouth and Ocean County

Thursday, December 5
Howell Middle School North (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free • Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Registration:  5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Salem and Cumberland County

Tuesday, January 14
Cumberland County Technical Education Center (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Ask your business administrator to register you for this program.

Morris County

Thursday, January 16
Dover High School (Part of Foundations for Success)
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Burlington County

Wednesday, February 5
Location TBD
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Middlesex County

Wednesday, February 5
Location TBD
Member Rate:  Free    Non-Member Rate:  $100
Time – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  (Registration: 5:45 p.m.)
Registration available soon.

Online Training

Ask your school business administrator to register you for online Governance IV training.

Member Rate: Free • Non-Member Rate: $100

Please contact the Training Department for questions regarding Mandated Training requirements at training@njsba.org.