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    GLASSBORO BOARD OF EDUCATION

     

    MEETING DATES

    The Glassboro Board of Education has announced its meeting dates through January 2020.  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.

     
    Regular Business Meetings through January 2020 (Open to the Public)
      

     
     
    Thurs., January 3, 2019 Board Reorganization Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Glassboro HIgh School
     
    Wed., January 23, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School 
     
    Wed., February 20, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School 
     
    Tues., March 19, 2019 Regular Board Meeting/Public Budget Hearing
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., April 17, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., May 22, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., June 12, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., July 24, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., August 28, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., September 25, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., October 16, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., November 20, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., December 18, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Mon., January 6, 2020 Board Reorganization Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Glassboro High School
     
    Wed., January 22, 2020 Regular Board Meeting
    Location: 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 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 and 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.

    Board Objectives

    • 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 Gina Abbott, Business Operations Specialist, at 856-652-2700, ext. 6201 or gabbott@gpsd.us.  
     

    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.