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Board of Education


The Collingswood Board of Education is an 11-member board comprised of 9 elected residents of Collingswood and one representative from the elected boards of each of our sending districts (Oaklyn and Woodlynne). Members serve for three years. A listing of the current Board members and their terms of office, can be found to the left. 

School Board members uphold and enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, and court orders pertaining to schools. Responsibility of School Board Members in New Jersey is confined to policy making, planning and appraisal, and helping to frame policies and plans after consultation with those affected by them. A Board member’s responsibility is not to administer the schools, but to see that they are well run. Each member of a Board of Education, before entering upon the duties of his office, takes an oath of office and is required to abide by a state-mandated Code of Ethics for School Board Members which includes making decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and developing and maintaining public schools that meet the individual needs of all children regardless of ability, race, creed, sex, or social standing. The Collingswood School Board is a member of the New Jersey School Boards Association.

Qualifications to become a school board member in the State of New Jersey include being a citizen and resident of the district for at least one year immediately preceding election; be able to read and write; be registered to vote in the district, and not to be disqualified as a voter. Information on running for a seat on the Board of Education can be found here.

We welcome the public to attend all meetings of the Collingswood Board of Education. The meetings are typically held at 6:30 PM in the All Purpose Room of the Zane North Elementary School on the fourth Monday of each month, except in the event of holidays. For a listing of the meetings scheduled for this year, go to Board Meeting Dates.

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATES

The regular meetings of the Collingswood Board of Education will be held at 6:00 P.M. (private session) with the public portion beginning at 6:30pm (Committee of the Whole followed by business portion of the meeting). Board of Education meetings are held in the All Purpose Room at Zane-North School on the fourth Monday of each month, except as noted.

2020 Meetings of the Collingswood Board of Education

Monday, January 6, 2020Reorganization Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, January 27, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, March 2, 2020Board of Education Meeting – Budget Presentation (1st Monday)
Monday, March 30, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm (5th Monday)
Monday, April 27, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, May 18, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm (3rd Monday) Youth in Government
Monday, June 22, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, August 24, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, September 21, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm (3rd Monday)
Monday, October 26, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, November 23, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm
Monday, December 21, 2020Board of Education Meeting – 6:30pm (3rd Monday)
Monday, January 4, 2021Reorganization Meeting – 6:30pm