Discussions with legislators, presentation of awards, and a heartfelt “thank you” highlighted recent meetings of the Union, Burlington and Cumberland county school boards associations.The Union County School Boards Association welcomed legislators to a recent meeting to discuss topics of interest to public schools. Pictured, L to R, are Ray Topoleski, Linden, Union County association president; Assemblywoman Annette Quijano; and new NJSBA President Daniel Sinclair.Also in Union County, state Senator Tom Kean Jr. was pictured with Jacqueline Shanes, Springfield board of education, who was recognized for 25 years of service.Pictured, L to R, Plainfield school board member Carletta Jeffers joined Assemblyman Jerry Green, and Plainfield board member Emily Morgan, at the meeting.In Burlington County, NJSBA officers joined the county association in presenting a certificate of appreciation to John Bulina, who stepped down as immediate past president of NJSBA this week. He served Burlington County school board members and students for 28 years. Pictured, L to R, are NJSBA Vice President for Legislation/Resolutions Brandon J. Pugh, of Moorestown; Bulina, who is from Tabernacle; and NJSBA Vice President for Finance Michael McClure, of Maple Shade.The Cumberland County School Boards Association presented awards at a recent meeting. Also in attendance was NJSBA Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Feinsod. Pictured, L to R, are Feinsod; Millville Board of Education Michael Whilden, who was recognized for 25 years of service; and Cumberland County School Boards Association President Michelle Kennedy, of Fairfield Township.