At its monthly meeting on Jan. 2, the New Jersey State Board of Education took action on the following items:
- Resolution in Honor of New Jersey School Board Recognition Month — New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) President Daniel Sinclair and Executive Director Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod accepted the resolution on behalf of New Jersey’s 5,000 local board members. Sinclair and Feinsod noted that New Jersey’s boards of education play a vital role in ensuring school districts meet state standards, with the goal of preparing all students to compete in a global economy. They further noted that New Jersey’s non-partisan local board of education members and charter school trustees are public servants who dedicate their time, without pay or benefit, to the oversight of school district operations, sound financial practices, comprehensive policies, curriculum, staffing, and the well-being and academic achievement of all students in the district.
- Resolution in Honor of Anne S. Dillman — The board passed a resolution honoring Anne Dillman, a 30-year veteran member of the State Board, who served from 1975 to 2005, including four terms as president. She also was a former member of the Perth Amboy Board of Education. She was 93 when she died on Nov. 22, 2018.
- State Board of Examiners — The State Board adopted a resolution approving two new appointments to the State Board of Examiners. The two persons appointed were Thelma Ramsey, a principal in the East Orange school district, and Suzana Roque Zeitz, a teacher in the Woodbridge school district.