U.S. Army Contribution Will Support County-Level School Board Member Training Programs

TRENTON, September 21, 2016—The Educational Leadership Foundation of New Jersey, a non-profit arm of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), today announced that it has received a contribution from the U.S. Army to support Association training programs.

The U.S. Army donation will help fund the NJSBA’s county association meetings, which bring together local school board members and feature sessions with elected officials and other speakers in the areas of school law; education policy; the use of data in instruction; legislative updates; and other crucial topics affecting public education.

“The U.S. Army recognizes the importance of training for public school board members, and we thank the Army for its support of NJSBA’s efforts to provide it through our county association meetings,” said Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, chief executive officer of ELFNJ, and NJSBA executive director. “Research shows that a well-functioning, well-trained board can directly and positively impact student achievement. Our county association meetings provide training that is critical for our school board members to lead our public schools into the 21st Century.”

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