TRENTON—The New Jersey School Boards Association will sponsor three briefing sessions this month to give local school board candidates an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of local boards of education.
Candidates will receive information on what to expect if they are elected to office during the Annual School Election, which will be Wednesday, April 27. The briefings will cover issues such as school policy, administration, finance and budgeting, collective bargaining and community relations, as well as relations among the board, superintendent and staff.
“School board membership is both a challenging and a rewarding form of public service,” said Raymond R. Wiss, NJSBA president. “These evening programs, conducted by NJSBA’s field service representatives, will provide candidates with a better understanding of those challenges, and the roles and responsibilities of school board members.”
There is no charge for attendance, but registration needs to be made by 5 p.m. on the business day prior to the briefing by e-mailing NJSBA’s Call Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call NJSBA toll-free at 1-888-886-5722, ext. 5260.
Dates and locations of the briefings are as follows:
Central Region: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Somerset and Union counties
Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.
New Jersey School Boards Association Headquarters, 413 W. State St., Trenton
Southern Region: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties
Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.
Hammonton High School, 566 Old Forks Road, Hammonton
Northern Region: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties
Monday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Road, Wayne
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