New Jersey’s local boards of education play an essential role in students’ lives. Board members oversee 580 school districts which, in turn, operate 2,500 public schools and provide educational services to nearly 1.4 million children. They set the policies for schools and make important decisions affecting curriculum, financing, and staffing. 

January 2022 is the annual School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey, a time to raise public awareness of the roles 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 board 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. 

ORDER  PLAQUE from NJSBA 

Governor’s Proclamation 2022

State Board of Education Resolution 2022

For individual school board members: 

You Can Be Featured in ‘School Board Member Spotlight’

School Board Notes, the weekly electronic newsletter of the New Jersey School Boards Association, is launching a school board member spotlight feature in honor of School Board Recognition Month. Learn more!

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For parent organizations: 

For county school boards associations: 

For municipal governing bodies: 

For county government: