Archived and Upcoming Webinars

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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Fundamentals of School Board Membership – Part 5

04/21/2021 11:00 am

Join NJSBA Field Service representatives to learn about tools and strategies from the Association’s comprehensive book, NJSBA’s Fundamentals of School Board Membership. In this session, master:

Board Meeting Magic – The public school board meeting is when the elected panel accomplishes it business, but productive meetings do not just happen. Learn how to make your meetings more efficient and valuable to your community.

Annual School Board Duties – Much of the work that school boards must legally conduct is cyclical. We will review the timelines for school board responsibilities and obligations.

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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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Fundamentals of School Board Leadership: Part 3-An Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

03/10/2021 11:00 am

Field Services will cover important concepts in NJSBA’s publication, Fundamentals of School Board Membership. The anthology is about school board membership basics and related topics. This book is so comprehensive that it will be presented in multiple webinars; this one covers the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure. Please join us as we share helpful perspectives on topics of value to every board of education.

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Fundamental of School Board Leadership- Part 2- The Board’s Role in Personnel

02/10/2021 11:00 am

One of the board’s primary roles is to ensure that schools have the most highly qualified staff available. Research indicates that the quality of the teacher is the most important in-school factor affecting student achievement. Much of the personnel process takes place with your administrators and the process of hiring and renewing staff is closely regulated by statute and code. But, ultimately the board has to vote on hiring new staff and renewing existing staff. Join us as we discuss the board’s role in the process.

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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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