Board of Education Meetings
* All public meetings are typically scheduled for 7 P.M. for the purpose of
entering Executive Session. The Board will reconvene the public meeting
at 8 P.M. Work Sessions and Regular Public Meetings will be held in
the District Conference Room unless otherwise specified.
Unless otherwise announced, the Board holds one work session and one
regular meeting a month on Monday evenings in the District Conference
Room. The schedule is posted here. Action is normally taken at regular and
special public meetings, but may also be taken at work sessions.
Board meetings operate under Robert's Rule of Order. Meetings begin at
8:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Any schedule changes are
announced in the newspaper and posted on the district's website.
The Board sometimes meets privately in executive session to discuss
personnel issues, labor negotiations, legal considerations and other
confidential matters. This procedure is based on the New Jersey Open
Public Meetings Act, commonly known as the "Sunshine Law". The public
may not attend these meetings.
The Board of Education encourages community members to ask questions and
comment on agenda and non-agenda items. Each person addressing the Board is limited to
three minutes. At the end of the regular public meeting, the public may
address the Board on any school-related topic. Public comment is
permitted at the end of work sessions for a total of thirty minutes,
with each person limited to three minutes.
In order to protect the privacy rights of employees in the District, the Board shall not respond to statements made by the public of or about District employees.
Questions submitted in advance of Board meeting usually result in more
precise answers. The Board is interested in public discussion of its
policies and will sometimes provide answers by mail after Board
discussion. Questions that can be answered by staff members should be
presented to them during the school day.