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Conducting Business and Learning About Our Schools

A quorum of five Board members is needed to conduct any official school business. In addition to the Board, the Superintendent and members of his administrative team will be on hand to provide reports and explanations on matters of concern to the Board. At most meetings, a Curriculum & Instruction department representative will share information about program and service effectiveness, and future plans to enhance teaching and learning in and outside the classroom.

Meeting Schedule

For a schedule of Board of Education meetings call the Board Secretary’s Office in the District Administration Office at (201) 833-5511, click on the Board Meeting link on our district web site for meeting notices.

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Board Agendas

Board business agendas are available in the District Administration Building in the Board Secretary’s Office on the day of the meeting and copies are available at each meeting. The agenda is posted on the district website on the day of the meeting. The agenda contains the business to be considered at each meeting. Board members receive the agenda and supporting documents before the meeting to ensure that they are prepared to review, discuss and make decisions regarding the monthly business at hand. The Board agendas and the minutes from previous public meetings are posted on the district web site.

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Community Engagement

Citizen participation is an essential component to successful school programs. Members of the community may serve on their child’s PTO or PTA and/or on district and school advisory councils. If you are interested, contact your child’s school or call the Office of School/Community Relations at (201) 833-5512.

Our community serves as an important resource. We invite you to become involved in your child’s school or a neighborhood school, call or stop by and find out how you can help. Volunteers are invaluable in our schools: tutoring students, serving on PTO/A boards or community councils, assisting teachers, supervising activities, etc. Call the school at which you would like to use your particular talents or interests to serve our children or the Office of School/Community Relations at (201) 833-5512.

Addressing Concerns

Community members with questions concerning the operation of district schools are encouraged to first contact the teacher or staff member closest to the situation. The next step is to contact the school principal. Then, if necessary, concerns may be brought to the attention of a District administrator. Unresolved matters will be brought to the Superintendent.

Press Coverage

News media representatives are invited to each Board meeting. Meetings are frequently covered by the Teaneck Suburbanite and The Record, and in some cases television and radio news organizations.