New Jersey's local boards of education play an essential role in our students' lives. They oversee 584 school districts which, in turn, operate nearly 2,500 public schools and provide educational services to nearly 1.4 million children. They set the policies for our schools and make important decisions affecting curriculum, financing and staffing.
Citing the meaningful contributions to public education and to the quality of life in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie has proclaimed January 2014 as School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey.
New Jersey's 4,800 local school board members devote countless hours – with no compensation – to the oversight and improvement of our children's education, the governor said in his Dec. 23, 2013 proclamation.
January 2014 is the twelfth annual School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey, a time to raise public awareness of the role and responsibilities of local boards of education and to thank your community's school board members for their efforts.
The New Jersey School Boards Association has prepared the items linked below to help public bodies, organizations and local school districts recognize the role of the local boards of education and the contributions of their communities' school board members.
Feel free to use your own ideas to celebrate School Board Recognition Month and contact us to let us know about them.