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School boards are nonpartisan and their volunteer members receive no pay or benefits for their part-time service. Your local school board consists of people who live in your community and who are elected, or in some cases, appointed if a term is not completed.

The school board is charged with representing the concerns of its community, monitoring the educational needs of its students, and creating policies to ensure that its district is well run. It does not operate the district’s day-to-day business. 

If I have a problem is the school board meeting the appropriate place to address it?

The school board should be the last step in trying to resolve your issue.  Generally, people are asked to work up the chain of command. For instance, if you have an issue concerning a district employee, first address it with that person directly. If the matter is not resolved, then take it to their immediate supervisor, and follow up the chain of command if you are not satisfied.

Speakers are required to provide their names and addresses and the name of the organization they represent at the beginning of their comments. Speakers are given three minutes in length to speak.  Sharing or granting of speaking time to others is not allowed. Comments are generally directed to the meeting chair, usually the school board president. Boards use the public comment period as an opportunity to listen to community concerns — not to debate issues or enter a question-and-answer session. If a speaker is unable to attend a meeting but would like to speak, please complete this form and the comment will be read aloud.

Board meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Schedule of meetings are advertised in the Jersey Journal and the district’s website. In some cases, special meetings are added outside of the regular meeting dates, which are advertised at least 48 hours in advance in the same manner. Board meetings are held in Weehawken High School.