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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HIB Update: Review of Recent Cases

01/06/2021 11:00 am

Join NJSBA’s staff attorneys as they discuss the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (the “HIB Law”) and review recent related cases. We will discuss developments in the law and identify essential new information that board members should know about HIB.

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CARES Act Funding and Eligible Services

12/17/2020 11:00 am

Schools today are making unprecedented changes in educational services to meet the needs of the learners and educators due to the pandemic. Join us for an informative session on services that can be supported through the CARES Act funds of ESSER and GEER. Learn how schools and districts can fund and procure resources to help meet students’ current and future needs. Amy Kawaguchi, a nationally recognized expert on federal funding and entitlement programs for education will be the featured presenter.

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Legislative Update

12/09/2020 11:00 am

Please join Jonathan Pushman, NJSBA director of governmental relations, for a discussion on recent enactments, pending legislation and other education-related developments of the State House.

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Candidates Briefing – Statewide

09/30/2020 11:00 am

The New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) is hosting regional Candidates Briefings to address the structure and responsibilities of local school boards in New Jersey. Participants will receive pertinent information on topics including:

• An overview on the role of the board member;
• Legal requirements, including criminal background checks and financial disclosures;
• The board as a policy-making body;
• Training requirements;
• Ethical considerations to avoid conflicts of interest;
• Resources available to board members.

This program is available at no cost to the candidates or their districts.

The recording below includes the material covered at the September 30th and October 7th Candidate Briefing webinars.

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