Board meetings are held monthly on the fourth Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Upon approval of the preliminary budget by the county superintendent, the final budget is determined and approved by the board of education before being presented to the Board of School Estimate in late March. Often individual concerns can be handled if you begin at the source and follow proper channels before approaching members of the Board of Education. Special Meetings: Occasionally, special board meetings are scheduled for the purpose of addressing specific topics. The Board of Education approved amendments to the district’s six-year Capital Improvements Program on Nov. During this time, the Board listens to comments from the public but does not engage in dialogue or render decisions.
Jobs are subsequently awarded based on the score that applicants received on the exam; the higher the exam score the better position an applicant receives on the list of potential employees. Ensuring all school district policies, procedures, and programs are continually assessed against the shared vision.
The Policy Committee, chaired by Emile George, ensures that district policies and regulations comply with all state and federal mandates. Goal: Every student in the NC Public School System graduates from high school prepared for work, further education and citizenship. The State Board also has a nonvoting student representative selected annually by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils. The name of the board is also often used to refer to the school system under the board’s control. The Superintendent also serves as secretary-treasurer to the Board of Education.
Since the state has assumed a large portion of the fiscal responsibility for new school construction, the capital requests must be submitted to the State Interagency Committee and must be approved by the State Board of Public Works. Education is controlled on a state level, which immediately eliminates the worry of having to combat federal bureaucracy to get the problem solved. The Board of School Estimate holds additional public hearings on the budget, and final approval is usually given in early April. A full list of the duties of the Board of Education is set forth in our By-Laws.
Besides these committees, Board members also serve as liaisons to community organizations, such as SEF, S4A, SpeakUp Summit, Mayor’s Diversity Forum, Garden State Coalition, UCESC, and on task forces set up by the administration to address district challenges.