The Foundations for Success program is designed to equip board members with the skills they need to deal with issues they face at the board table. The New Jersey School Boards Association is offering two regional opportunities to attend the program this August.

These interactive and informative programs offer members a convenient way to fulfill the training requirements of the School District Accountability Act. Completion of Fundamentals of School Finance satisfies the Governance II requirement. Completion of Board Actions that Impact Student Achievement satisfies the Governance III requirement. Completion of Advancement in School Law satisfies the Governance IV requirement.

Fundamentals of School Finance With resources limited, it is imperative that school board members have an understanding of school finance – including where their revenue comes from, how aid is calculated, the budget process and the impact of bargaining unit contracts on the overall budget.

Board Actions that Impact Student Achievement In recent years New Jersey has revamped state standards and state standardized testing to increase student achievement. Learn ways the board and superintendent can work together to keep the district focused on student achievement and preparing students for their future.

Advancements in School Law Whether it is a new legal ruling, clarification of an existing law, or a new ethics advisory opinion, school board members should be aware of the changes in the law that affect the board of education’s operations.

Dinner and registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. The formal program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m.

August 7
H.P. Becton Regional High School
120 Paterson Ave.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
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August 14
Clearview Regional Middle School
595 Jefferson Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
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School board members may register online using the links above to register for Foundations for Success.  For more information, contact Patti Rees or Marcia Lavigne.