The first of 2018’s two New Board Member Orientation weekend programs was held last weekend at the Princeton Marriott in Plainsboro. Some 94 new board members spent Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday learning about their new responsibilities, attending large and small group sessions on topics including school law; policy; the School Ethics Act; ways to improve student achievement; school finance; labor relations; the board-superintendent relationship; and advocacy.

All costs, including all meals, materials and hotel stay, are underwritten by a grant from the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey (ELFNJ). The January program was sponsored by the New Jersey Schools Insurance Group.

The second weekend New Board Member Orientation program will be held Feb. 23-25.

NBMO group
Veteran board member Rona McNabola, of the Glen Rock Board of Education (at head of table), led a small group discussion at NJSBA’s New Board Member Orientation