What is the Board of Education?
The Board of Education is a group of seven elected district residents who set policies under which the district operates and who hires a Superintendent of Schools and a School Business Administrator to administer and implement these policies. Members serve three-year terms of office, terms are staggered, and elections are held every year. Each year the Board elects its president and vice-president during the organizational meeting that is held after the school elections in April.
When and Where are Meetings Held?
The Board conducts business at regularly scheduled public meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the school year. Meetings are held in the Lincoln Park Middle School Media Center, 90 Ryerson Road, Lincoln Park, New Jersey and begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Members of the audience have an opportunity to speak on non-agenda or agenda items during Public Recognition sessions noted on the agenda. The agendas are available at each public meeting, but copies are available in the Superintendent's office on Friday afternoon prior to the regular Tuesday meeting.
All actions of the Board shall be taken only in official Board meetings called, scheduled, and conducted according to the by-laws and the statutes of the state. It is understood that the members of the Board have authority only when acting as a Board legally in session.