NJSBA is offering two opportunities to attend the new Legal Training Boot Camp program.  The program is designed to help the district team make informed decisions by offering several  sessions on legal topics in a convenient one-day format. Sessions selected for the Legal Training Boot Camp include some of the most popular and well-attended sessions from the annual Workshop conference.

The first program will take place on Saturday, April 2 at Jackson Liberty High School, in Jackson, and the second will take place on Saturday, April 16 at Harrison High School in Harrison. Both programs run from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.) and offer four Board Member Academy credits.

The NJSBA Legal Training Boot Camp will provide an opportunity for school leaders to learn from leading experts in education law and board governance, and will provide a comprehensive picture of the diverse legal issues shaping all aspects of education.

Sessions include:

  • What about Bob? Productive Meeting Pointers Under Robert’s Rules
  • Board Member Participation in Interviews: Pitfalls and Best Practices
  • Transgender Students and Staff: Legal and Policy Issues
  • Pitfalls in Ethics and Board Governance for Board Members
  • Getting Personal about Personnel: What can you know about your employees?
  • Religion and Public Schools: When Tolerance Becomes Too Much
  • Board Meetings Gone Wild: Crazier than Ever
  • Negotiating Health Benefits
  • Bullying: Lessons from TV Land
  • The Legal and Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Special Education
  • Student Residency: Proactive and Cost Effective Management of School Attendance
  • A Constitutional Right to Harass, Intimidate, and Bully? (Offered twice)
  • Current Issues in School Law
  • Collective Negotiations: Board Strategies and Roles of the Negotiating Team
  • What Can the School Do When Students Exercise Their First Amendment Rights Online?

Registration Information Registration for the programs may be done online using the linked program dates above, but only by the school business administrator. Business administrators wishing to register officials from their districts should have a scanned purchase order ready to attach to the registration.

Cost The registration fee for members is $99 for each program and the fee for non-members is $198. The fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and program materials.

For questions regarding this program, please email Diane Morris, training and professional development manager.