ELFNJ Innovative Programming
Since 2008, the Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey has made a tangible difference for schools and students across New Jersey. Programs funded by ELFNJ, in partnership with the New Jersey School Boards Association, work to advance student achievement and improve school board governance, and in the past year touched on areas ranging from sustainability to school safety. The mission of ELFNJ is to advance public education governance through training, research and attaining grants to further professional development. It does so in partnership with the NJSBA, a federation of the state’s local boards of education. NJSBA’s mission is to provide training, advocacy and support to advance public education, and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.
Fueling both organizations are the findings of the Iowa Lighthouse Study, which show that school boards in high-achieving school systems have specific knowledge and beliefs that differ from those in other districts. In other words, effective school board training can advance student learning and achievement.
Funding Strategies: Starting, Maintaining and Growing an Education Foundation for your District – May 11, 2017
On March 9, the New Jersey Education Foundation (NJEFP) will be at NJSBA in Trenton to help you begin, grow, or resurrect an education foundation for your district. The NJEFP will walk you through the steps required to acquire non-profit status, build a board for the education foundation, strategies for district and foundation collaboration, developing policies, as well as discussing how the foundation can raise and distribute the funds. This is a chance for your district to move from thinking about starting a foundation to getting it up and and running. This meeting is open to NJSBA members and those that are serving on the education foundation steering committee or board.