Local school board members and legislators took part in meetings throughout the state this summer, to discuss education and other issues of importance to schools. NJSBA each summer facilitates the meeting series, which gives local board members and legislators the opportunity to interact and share ideas.
State Sen. James Beach (D-Camden), a member of the Senate Education Committee, met with Camden County school board members recently. Pictured (L to R) are Jonathan Pushman, NJSBA legislative advocate; Jason Waugh, Collingswood board, Camden County School Boards Association (CCSBA) vice president for legislation; Kathy Judge, Cherry Hill board, NJSBA Legislative Committee member; Sen. Beach; Joyce Miller, Gibbsboro board president, CCSBA president, NJSBA Legislative Committee member; and Stephen Steglik, Maple Shade board vice president. State Sen. Jen Beck (R-Monmouth) met recently with education advocates and local board members. Pictured (L to R) are Ed Fitterer, Eatontown board; Betsy Ginsburg, executive director, Garden State Coalition of Schools; Sharon Seyler, NJSBA legislative advocate; Sen. Beck; Melanie Schulz, director of government relations, NJ Association of School Administrators; and Don Webster, Jr., NJSBA immediate past president and Manchester Township board member. Assemblyman Jim Kennedy (D-Union) met recently with Union County school board leaders. Pictured (L to R) are Ray Topoleski, Linden board, Union County School Boards Association president; Assemblyman Kennedy; and Christopher Jones, NJSBA legislative advocate.