What is a Board Member?

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; being able to read and write; being registered to vote in the district, and being a qualified voter.

The Woodbury City Board of Education is an nine member board comprised of elected residents of the City of Woodbury, New Jersey. Members serve for three years and elections are held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. To see a listing of the current board members and their terms of office, go to Meet the Board.

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. 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. A copy of the full Code of Ethics for School Board Members can be viewed on this website.

Official action may be taken or may not be taken at such meetings on any and all business involving the school district. For a listing of the meetings scheduled for this current year, and their locations, go to Meeting Dates.

The Agenda for Board Meetings will be posted two days prior to the date of the scheduled meeting. To view the agenda, go to  Current Agenda.

The Minutes of Board Meetings are posted after they have been approved at the next regularly scheduled meeting. To view the minutes for past board meetings, go to Board Minutes.