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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Understanding the school budget process. Tune in Friday.

This looks like a great program...from the New Jersey School Board's Association:

Local school officials often receive many questions from citizens, such as: How are priorities set? What are a school district’s fixed costs? How does state aid affect property taxes?

Tomorrow (Friday) morning, NJSBA’s online radio program, Conversations on New Jersey Education, will feature the topic: “Education Issues for the Non-Educator – Understanding School Budgets and School Funding in 2011.”

Host Ray Pinney will be joined by a panel of experts who will address these questions and other submitted by parents. The panel includes Michael Kaelber, director of NJSBA’s Legal & Policy Services Department; Dr. Valerie Goger, superintendent of the Bernards Township School District; and James Edwards, business administrator of the Brick Township School District.

The program will air at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4. Listeners who would like to ask a question during the show should use the call-in number, (347) 989-8904.

About the Program Conversations on New Jersey Education, on BlogTalkRadio.com, is similar to a live radio talk show, except it is broadcast through the Internet. The 45-minute shows air live, but will also be available to download to iPods or MP3 devices, or to listen to online “on demand.” Listeners only need a computer with high speed Internet access. To hear the live show or past recorded broadcasts, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/njsba.

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