Candidates for school board seats, particularly if they are newcomers, are often unfamiliar with what serving on a school board actually entails. Each year, NJSBA steps in to provide candidates with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of local boards of education.

This year, NJSBA is sponsoring three briefing sessions for candidates. For the convenience of attendees, they are being held in the northern, southern and central parts of the state. The meetings will cover issues such as ethics, school board policy, administration, finance and budgeting, collective bargaining and community relations, as well as relations among the board superintendent and staff. Candidates may attend any location that is convenient to them.

This program is available at no cost to the candidates or their districts. All programs run from 7 – 9 p.m. with registration and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

To register for a session, click on the region name below:

Central Region
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
North Brunswick High School
98 Raiders Rd., North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Northern Region
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Mountain Lakes High School
96 Powerville Rd., Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

Southern Region
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Hammonton High School
566 Old Forks Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037

For more information on the NJSBA Candidate Briefing programs, email Kristen Krulikowski in NJSBA’s field services department.

For more information on becoming a school board candidate, view the NJSBA School Board Member Candidate Kit online.