What is the Board of Education

The North Hanover Township Board of Education, both as a state agency and as the elected representative body of the citizens of North Hanover Township on school matters, is legally responsible for education in this school district. The general mandatory powers and duties of the Board are defined in Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. There are five voting members who serve without pay for three-year terms. Additionally, the Superintendent of Schools serves as a non-voting member of the Board of Education. Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst also provides a military officer to serve as an ex-officio liaison member of the North Hanover Township Board of Education.

The Board's responsibilities include: setting and evaluating policy, establishing goals, overseeing that the district and the schools are well run by the administrators they have hired, and adopting a fiscally sound operating budget for the school district. Board members act on the Superintendent's recommendations, meet with civic groups, and receive input from parents, students, and community members.

Business meetings of the Board are usually held twice a month at 7:00 p.m. Please see the Calendar on the main page of the district website for meeting dates. Work sessions are generally held preceding the start of the business meeting, at 6:00 p.m. These meetings are held in the Upper Elementary School Media Center. Changes in a meeting's location, starting time or topic, will be posted on the North Hanover Township Schools website: https://www.nhanover.com. You may also call the Board of Education office with any questions: 609-738-2600.

Time is allotted at each regular public action meeting of the Board for comments from the public. Parents and residents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings to share their interests and concerns. Prior to airing concerns at Board meetings, the Board does request that that they first be addressed with the most direct and appropriate level of the staff in order to resolve any outstanding issues.

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