New Jersey school board members are urged to join with local board members from around the country and attend the National School Boards Association’s Advocacy Institute, to be held in Washington, D.C. on June 12-14.

The Advocacy Institute will feature training sessions to help board members develop a winning strategy to make them better advocates for their local school districts – at both the national and the state level. The conference will also allow members to expand their network by sharing best practices, challenges and successes with board members from other states. The agenda for the program is available here.

On the last day of the conference, New Jersey board members will take part in “A Day on the Hill,” and visit with the state’s congressional delegation, including the state’s three new congressional representatives: Donald Norcross of the 1st Legislative District; Thomas MacArthur of the 3rd Legislative District and Bonnie Watson Coleman of the 12th Legislative District.

Registration The program was originally scheduled to take place in January, but was rescheduled due to snow. All current registrants have been automatically registered for the new dates. Registration and housing is open for additional board members who may wish to attend. The registration fee for the Advocacy Institute is $695. Online registration is available. Hotel accommodations are available at the Marriot Marquis Washington, D.C.; registration is available here.

For more information, contact Sharon Seyler, NJSBA legislative advocate, via email or by telephone at (609) 278-5282.