TRENTON, July 24, 2018–NJSBA’s video series, “Ten Things Every School Board Candidate Should Know before Taking Office,” contains important information for school board candidates—and prospective candidates.
Topics include the Board Member Code of Ethics, criminal history record checks for newly elected board members, the Sunshine Law, the school board’s role as a policy-making body, mandated training, and professional development.
Experts from NJSBA’s Legal and Labor Relations Services Department delve into these and other issues with Ray Pinney, host of “Education Matters.”
The Ten Things Every School Board Candidate Should Know Before Taking Office
Episode 1: Conflicts of Interest
Episode 2: The Sunshine Law (Open Public Meetings Act)
Episode 3: The Oath of Office—What It Means
Episode 4: Training Requirements for School Board Members
Episode 5: Criminal Background Checks
Episode 6: The Code of Ethics for School Board Members
Episode 7: Nepotism
Episode 8: Financial and Personnel Disclosure Forms and Other Filings
Episode 9: The Role of the School Board: Policy and Goal-Setting
Episode 10: Services and Resources for Board Members
The New Jersey School Boards Association is a federation of the state’s local boards of education and includes the majority of New Jersey’s charter schools as associate members. NJSBA provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.