Archived and Upcoming Webinars

The Perils of Electronic Communication: Understanding Your Obligations as a Public Official

08/25/2021 11:00 am

Delve into the New Jersey School Ethics Commission requirements for public school board members and learn how to avoid conflict of interest or ethics charges when expressing yourself online.

This critical session will cover updates to the state’s Open Public Meetings Act, also known as “The Sunshine Law,” which requires select government proceedings and public employee communications to be open and publicly available. We also will explore how the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) applies to school officials online.

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The Board’s Role in Curriculum: Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part 6

05/05/2021 11:00 am

Join NJSBA Field Service representatives and Dr. Denise Rawding, educator and Morris Plains school board president, as we continue to examine the tools and strategies from the Association’s comprehensive book, NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership.

In this session, learn about the critical role that school boards can play in adopting curriculum and how to ensure that teachers and students have the high-quality resources they need. Dr. Rawding will offer her experiences in both roles and discuss the following:

•What is curriculum?
•What are key policies related to curriculum?
•What are the New Jersey’s curriculum requirements?
•What is the school board’s role in the curriculum process?
•What are some recommended board member questions before adopting new curriculum and after it is approved?

Please join us as we share these helpful perspectives that are worthwhile for every board member. Fundamentals of School Board Membership is free and electronically available to NJSBA members through the Association’s password-protected online portal. NJSBA will continue to explore the book through multiple webinars. There are no prerequisites for the courses.

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Showing Up: Board Member Attendance Requirements

04/14/2021 11:00 am

Attending board meetings, participating in discussions and voting are board member responsibilities. If a member misses several meetings, will it affect their ability to remain on their board? Do school boards have to provide their members with flexibility regarding COVID-19-related issues and concerns? Join NJSBA attorneys for a discussion about board member duties and legal obligations, and about case law on this topic.

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Work-Based Learning Guidance for the 2020-2021 School Year

01/28/2021 11:00 am

This presentation has the following objectives:

1. Explain how the new Perkins V legislation will affect WBL this school year.
2. Explain what quality WBL programs encompass.
3. Explain what categories would be considered quality WBL indicators of acceptable experiences.
4. Explain WBL considerations, recommendations, resources and FAQs for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Legislative Update

01/20/2021 11:00 am

Please join John Burns, NJSBA counsel, for a discussion on recent enactments, pending legislation and other education-related developments from the State House.

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Working with the News Media: What Board Leaders Need to Know

12/16/2020 11:00 am

The school board president, or designee, speaks publicly on policy and matters that come before the board of education. Learn how to work effectively with today’s press, how to tackle difficult topics, and how to keep the conversation within context. The program will also address topics that are “off-limits” to board members.

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