Effective school boards commit to a vision of high expectations for student achievement through quality instruction and define clear goals to achieve that vision. Effective boards make sure these goals remain the district’s top priorities and that nothing else detracts from them. (Lighthouse I).
Building a constituency for change and improvement in public schools is vital to the success of the school system and its students. It is imperative for school boards to engage not only parents but also community members, business leaders, political leaders and media representatives. It requires a commitment to inclusiveness, consensus, and meaningful change geared toward raising student achievement.
ELFNJ is committed to a yearly Leadership Conference that will explore these critical aspects of board leadership. This conference will provide the tools needed to enable your board to focus on the critical issues it faces. The program combines theory and practical skills to enable board members to be successful board leaders.