On Jan. 5, the New Jersey State Board of Education approved a resolution recognizing the contributions of local boards of education to the academic success of public school students and honoring the state’s 5,000 nonpartisan volunteer board members and charter school trustees.
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association, thanked the State Board for recognizing the hard work and commitment of local boards of education, and noted that no other public officials have a greater impact on the lives of children than members of local boards of education. “Board members devote long hours to the oversight of their school districts, and have helped make New Jersey a national leader in student achievement,” he said. Feinsod represented the Association at the meeting in place of NJSBA President Irene LeFebvre, who was delayed by icy roads as she drove to Trenton that day.
State Board President Kathy Goldenberg praised the efforts of board members and the New Jersey School Boards Association. “NJSBA provides excellent training programs and resources for boards, and we thank them for their work,” she said. Goldenberg formerly served as a local board member on the Moorestown Board of Education.
Acting Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, who served on the Montclair Board of Education, also had words of praise for NJSBA for the part it plays in assisting, preparing and guiding board members.
School Board Recognition Month January 2022 is the 21st 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 school board members for their efforts.
The NJSBA has prepared resources to help public bodies, organizations and local school districts recognize the role of the boards of education and the contributions of their communities’ school board members. Click here to access these items.