Local school board members and NJSBA governmental relations staff continued a series of meetings with legislators to discuss issues of importance to school districts and school boards. The summer meetings are organized each year by NJSBA. Below are photos of some recent meetings.
State Sen. Pat Diegnan (D-Middlesex) met recently with local board members and NJSBA staff. Pictured are (L to R) Christopher Jones, NJSBA legislative advocate; Jackie Gibson, Metuchen board; Debbie Boyle, South Plainfield board, Middlesex County School Boards Association president; Sen. Diegnan. Sharon Seyler, NJSBA legislative advocate met with Assemblywoman Joann Downey, (D-Monmouth) and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, (D-Monmouth), both pictured here standing. Eatontown Board member Bob English front row left) and NJSBA immediate past president Don Webster (center) joined the meeting. A recent meeting took place with Sen. Kip Bateman (R-Somerset). Pictured are (L to R) Christopher Jones, NJSBA government relations staff; Jean Trujillo, Hillsborough board member; Sen. Bateman. Pictured at a recent meeting were (L to R) Jonathan Pushman, NJSBA legislative advocate; Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, (D-Essex); Jill Fischman, Bloomfield board member and NJSBA Legislative Committee member; and Betsy Ginsburg, Glen Ridge board president and executive director of the Garden State Coalition of Schools. Board members from Hunterdon and Somerset counties met with Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon.) Pictured, (L to R) are Christopher Jones, NJSBA legislative advocate; Assemblyman Peterson; Teresa Kane, Milford board president; and Jeff Brookner, Bridgewater-Raritan board member. Pictured at a recent meeting were (L to R) Joe Steele, New Milford board member; Senator Bob Gordon (D-Bergen); and Christopher Jones, NJSBA legislative advocate.