TRENTON, December 3, 2018 —The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, the non-profit arm of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), today announced that the Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy at Educational Testing Service has provided financial support for the Association’s training of local school district leaders.
As a result of the Center’s generosity, the NJSBA once again will be able to offer a weekend professional development program for newly elected and appointed board of education members at no cost to local school districts.
The training will take place in March 2018 for those board members who were newly elected in November 2017. The program will focus on methods to advance student achievement, ethics, the school board’s role in budgeting, curriculum, policy-setting, and labor relations, and other board of education responsibilities.
“There is nothing more important in education than a school board that focuses on student growth and learning,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, ELFNJ chief executive officer and the executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association. “Research has demonstrated a strong link between a well-trained board of education and students’ well-being and academic success.
“The ETS Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy’s support for ELFNJ has been instrumental in enabling the New Jersey School Boards Association to continue providing the nation’s premier training program for new school board members. We are grateful for their support. ”