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Board of Education


Responsibilities of Board Members

Serving on a School Board, as outlined by the New Jersey School Board Association, includes the fulfillment of certain responsibilities as noted below:

1. Establishing goals for the public schools based on student educational needs, parent and community aspirations, state and federal standards and district financial resources.

2. Developing a philosophy of education that will become the basis for sound decisions that affect the governance of your community's schools.

3. Developing policies to guide the administration in managing the schools; and developing bylaws to direct the board in carrying out its governance responsibilities.

4. Developing a community understanding of educational issues and school policies through the maintenance of effective commnications systems.

5. Providing adequate funding through the school budget for the district's present and future needs .

6. Ensuring quality education by providing adequate facilities and equipment.

7. Establishing conditions that enable the administration to recruit and effectively evaluate professional staff.

8. Engaging in board self-evaluation and inservice training programs for the purpose of providing well-informed leadership and sound decision-making.

9. Establishing a process for the board to negotiate in good faith with its employees, while representing community educational goals and financial interests.

10. Abiding by the oath of office for school board members.












































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