Salary guides dictate how much school districts pay their most important resource, teachers. Guides directly affect a district’s ability to attract and retain quality staff. To help ensure districts are prepared, the New Jersey School Boards Association is offering Analyzing and Constructing Salary Guides training on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24.

Both programs will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group headquarters in West Trenton. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.

This program will review a step-by-step analysis of salary guide construction. Participants will learn how to recognize and address salary guide aberrations, as well as strategies to effectively negotiate guide changes.

The training is geared to the entire bargaining team, including labor attorneys and the business administrator. This hands-on program will help participants understand how a well-constructed salary guide is critical to help school boards operate efficiently within current financial constraints.

Analyzing and Constructing Salary Guides offers 4 NJSBA Board Member Academy credits. Application for 6.8 Continuing Legal Education Credits for New Jersey lawyers is pending. Application is also pending for 3.5 QPA credits for business administrators.

The member rate for the program is $149 per person. The non-member rate is $298. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials.

Registration for Analyzing and Constructing Salary Guides may be handled online by clicking on the date links above, but only by the school business administrator. Business administrators who wish to register officials from their districts should have a scanned purchase order ready to attach to the registration. For questions regarding registration, email the NJSBA member services unit.

For questions regarding this program, please email NJSBA’s labor relations unit.