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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
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Board of education meetings shall be a primary means of sharing information with community members and inviting their comments and suggestions. Regular and special meetings of the board of education are open to the public and representatives of the media, except when, by resolution at the public meeting, the board excludes the public from those parts of a meeting which deal with matters held confidential in accordance with law.
The board welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals and will schedule time as appropriate for the public to speak. Advance announcement of all regular, scheduled special, and specially called meetings of the board is made through newspapers in accordance with law. The length of time scheduled for public discussion shall be stated in the agenda, together with any time limit proposed for individual speakers.
Comments and questions at the end of regular and special meetings may deal with any topic related to the board's conduct of the schools.
The board will not permit unnecessary or undesirable identification of district pupils at public or board of education meetings, particularly when the pupil is subject to disciplinary action, or has been identified as having a disability. A special confidential file shall be kept of the names of pupils with disabilities on whose behalf the board must take public action. An unidentifiable coding shall be used when referring to the pupil.
The board shall include a discussion of the School Ethics Act and the Code of Ethics for School Board members annually at a regularly scheduled public meeting.
The superintendent shall apprise the board of the district’s performance on the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC), if appropriate, as well as, the requirements of the federal Annual Yearly Progress law as they relate to the district.
In a regular board meeting, the superintendent or designee shall provide a report which may include information on the following topics:
A. The status of all capital projects in the school district’s long range plan;
B. The maximum permitted amount of the school district’s reserve account
C. Implementation of school-level plans;
D. Achievement of performance objectives;
E. Each school report card, including pupil performance results and student behavior data;
F. Professional development activities;
G. Condition of school facilities;
H. Status of mandated program reviews;
I. Community support data as detailed in the administrative code;
Other items presented at board meetings must include, but are not limited to:
A. Presentation of audit report;
B. Presentation of budget;
C. Student attendance;
D. Mandated inservice programs.
Two times each school year between September 1 and January 1 and between January 1 and June 30, the school board shall hold a public hearing at which the superintendent will report to the board of education all acts of violence, vandalism, and harassment, intimidation, or bullying (HIB) which occurred during the previous reporting period. The report shall include the number of HIB reports in the schools, the status of all investigations, the nature of the HIB, and other data required by law.
Date: December 18, 1989
N.J.S.A. 10:4‑6 et seq. Open Public Meetings Act
N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-7 School administrators report on students awarded or denied diplomas
N.J.S.A. 18A:10‑6 Board meetings public; frequency; hours of commencement; adjournment, etc., for lack of quorum
N.J.S.A. 18A:12.21 School Ethics Act
N.J.S.A. 18A:17-46 Act of violence; report by school employee; notice of action taken; annual report
N.J.S.A. 18A:22‑10 Fixing day, etc., for public hearing
N.J.S.A. 18A:22‑13 Public hearing; objectives; heard, etc.
N.J.S.A. 18A:23‑5 Meeting of board; discussion of report
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.2(e) High school diplomas
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.1 et seq. Special Education
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.1 et seq. School safety plans
N.J.A.C. 6A:16-5.2, 5.3
N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-14.1 Capital Reserve
N.J.A.C. 6A:26 Educational Facilities
N.J.A.C. 6A:26-2.2(a) Completion of long range facilities plans
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-3.2 Requirements for the Code of Ethics for district board of education members and charter school board of trustee members
N.J.A.C 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.2 School-level planning
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-13.1 School attendance
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-13.2 Dropouts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services