GLASSBORO BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Glassboro Board of Education has announced its meeting dates through January 2024. Regular meetings of the Board will be held at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public. Committee meetings will be held one week prior to BOE meetings, including closed sessions for the Instruction Committee, Operations Committee and Administration Committee (no committee meetings are held in July or December). Formal actions on any and all business involving the school district may be taken at regular business meetings only. When meetings include a virtual attendance option, the district posts access information on its website, www.gpsd.us.
Regular Business Meetings through January 2024 (Open to the Public)Wed., January 4, 2023 Board Reorganization Meeting, 6:00 p.m.Location: Glassboro High SchoolWed., January 18, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., February 22, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolMon., March 20, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High School Library/Media Center
Wed., April 26, 2023 Public Budget Hearing/Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., May 24, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolThurs., June 15, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., July 19, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., August 23, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., September 20 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., October 18, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., November 15, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., December 13, 2023 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High SchoolWed., January 3, 2024 Board Reorganization Meeting, 6 p.m.Location: Glassboro High SchoolWed., January 24, 2024 Regular Board MeetingLocation: Glassboro High School
About the Board
The Glassboro Board of Education is made up of nine individuals, voted into office during a school election.
School elections in Glassboro are held each fall. Every registered voter in Glassboro may vote during these elections. If you are not a registered voter, contact the Board office at 856-652-2700 for a registration form.
Each elected board member serves for a term of three years. After a period of three years, they may seek reelection if they desire to continue their service.
School board members serve on a VOLUNTEER basis, receiving no monetary or tangible compensation.
The school board collectively acts as the governing body of the school district.
The Board generally holds its regular public meetings on the fourth Wednesday each month at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
There is an opportunity for any member of the public to address the Board at the beginning and end of each meeting. Discussion is limited to five (5) minutes for each individual or group representative.
Board meeting minutes are available on our website. Meeting times, locations and dates are subject to change. Call 856-652-2700, ext. 6201 to confirm.
According to the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), there are five legal requirements to serve as a member of a local board of education in New Jersey. To run, you must:
- Hold citizenship ans one year's residence in the school district;
- Have no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board;
- Not hold office as mayor or member of the governing body of the same district;
- Be registered to vote in the district and not be disqualified as a voter (N.J.S.A. 19:4-1); and
- Be able to read and write.
- Provide a safe, healthy environment in which learning will occur;
- Create programs and hire personnel to enable each student to achieve academic success in the maximum of his or her ability; and
- Use resources effectively and efficiently.
For more information on the Glassboro Board of Education, please contact Lisa Ridgway, Board Secretary, at 856-652-2700, ext. 6201. For the NJSBA Guide to School Board Meetings, click here.
Ideas for Savings
Times are tough all over, and the Glassboro Board of Education is committed to engaging teachers and staff in the process of generating cost-containment ideas. Cutting costs frees up money that can be used in other areas.
“We aren’t just cutting costs because that is what school districts do in a tough economy. We want to watch our pennies because that means we can put the money into more important things to help our students succeed,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Silverstein.
Dr. Silverstein encourages all district employees to submit ideas to our email suggestion box. Focus on ways to improve or eliminate recurring activities or expenditures made on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis in your building or department. Even the smallest changes in a recurring process can result in huge cost savings.