Candidates for school board seats, particularly if they are newcomers, are often unfamiliar with what serving on a school board actually entails. Each year, NJSBA steps in to provide candidates with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of local boards of education.

This year, NJSBA is sponsoring three briefing sessions for candidates. For the convenience of attendees, they are being held in the northern, southern and central parts of the state. The meetings will cover issues such as school board policy, administration, finance and budgeting, collective bargaining and community relations, as well as relations among the board superintendent and staff.

Briefings are free. The southern region session is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24 at Hammonton High School in Hammonton, the central region session will be at North Brunswick Township High School in North Brunswick on Tuesday, Oct. 6; and the northern region session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes.

Business administrators and board secretaries should notify candidates that this program is available at no cost to them or to their district.

For more information, contact Sherry White or Kristen Krulikowski in the NJSBA field services department via email.