Archived and Upcoming Webinars

Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part I

01/13/2021 11:00 am

Field Services will bring to life the important concepts in NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership, an anthology on the basics of board membership on subjects vital to the local governance of public education. This book is so comprehensive that it will be presented in multiple webinars. In this session:

•“Who Does What in Public School Governance” – a primer on the distinct functions of school boards, board members, and superintendents.
•“10 Tips for New Board Members” – words of wisdom from a board veteran, written by Lee Lusardi Connor, former member/president of the Morris Plains Board of Education.

Please join us as we share these helpful perspectives on topics of value to every board. The publication, Fundamentals of School Board Membership, is currently available electronically to our members at no cost through the password-protected portal of our website.

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NJSBA’s 3Rs: Roles, Responsibilities, and Resources

12/02/2020 11:00 am

This program is designed to educate new board members; however, it is equally informative and useful to veterans. Topics include the functions of a board of education; board member responsibilities; services available to you from NJSBA; strategies and tips to survive and thrive in your first year of service; where to go for help when you need it.

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The New Jersey Code of Ethics for School Board Members

07/22/2020 11:00 am

It is essential that the conduct of members of local boards of education hold the respect and confidence of the public. Board members must avoid conduct which is in violation of their public trust or which creates a justifiable impression among the public that such trust is being violated.

The Code of Ethics provides specific standards to guide school board members in their conduct. Join us for a discussion on the Code of Ethics - interpreting the 'do's and 'don'ts' to assist you in your governance role.

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We Started a Strategic Plan. Now What?

07/08/2020 11:00 am

Please join us as we discuss strategic planning in this unprecedented time. We will talk about reconvening strategic plans that have been put on hold during this past year due to the pandemic and how best to move forward in the upcoming year.

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Top Ten Tips for New Board Members

07/01/2020 11:00 am

Join us for a webinar on our top ten (10) tips to smooth your transition into your role and responsibilities as a new board member. We will also share additional best practices.

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The Board’s Role in QSAC – Part 2

06/24/2020 11:00 am

We covered the area of Governance in Part 1. Join us as NJSBA’s field service department discusses the remaining four review areas of the New Jersey Quality Assurance Continuum (QSAC), the state’s monitoring and district self-evaluation system for public school districts. We will highlight the indicators that have direct board involvement and require action by the board of education.

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