School Ethics Commission

School Board Member/Charter School Trustee Training Requirements

The School Ethics Act (“Act”) has, since its adoption, required that new board members complete training during the first year of their first term.  In 2007, the training requirement was amended by the School District Accountability Act, P.L. 2007, c.53, to include the requirement that each board member “shall complete a training program on school district governance in each of the subsequent two years of the board member’s first term.”  N.J.S.A. 18A:12-33a.  The 2007 amendment also required all board members to complete an advanced training program within one year after each re-election or re-appointment.  In 2010, the Act was further amended to require that board members complete a one-time training program on harassment, intimidation, and bullying in schools.

New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA)