One of the biggest challenges facing local boards of education is communicating with parents on education issues, as well as on the topic of how school districts are governed.  These issues are rarely covered in a comprehensive manner by the media, yet they directly impact our students and their families.

NJSBA has frequently heard from members that they need help in reaching out to their parent stakeholders. To address that need, NJSBA is planning its first “parent forum.”

The program is on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson.  The program is entitled What Will Impact Your Child’s Education in 2016 and will touch on issues such as PARCC, the Common Core State Standards, the role of the school board, and social media. Presenters will include Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; Kimberley Harrington, NJDOE chief academic officer, division of teaching and learning; Michael Parent, principal at Passaic County Institute of Technology; Ray Pinney, NJSBA director of member engagement; and Theresa Lewis, NJSBA field service representative. The program is from 9-11:50 a.m. with registration and breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m.

If you have any questions about the program please contact Ray Pinney at (609) 278-5244 or via email.