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Manchester BOE Reorganizes

Newly elected board member, Bryan Jenner, and re-elected member, Christopher Nolan, were sworn in at the January 3, 2019 reorganization meeting of the Manchester Township Board of Education. Deborah Pease also joined the board as the newly appointed representative for Lakehurst.

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BOE President's Report January 2019
Jackie Bermudez

The reorganization meeting of the Manchester Board of Education took place on January 5, 2019. Newly elected board member Mr. Bryan Jenner, re-elected board member Mr. Chris Nolan and the newly appointed Lakehurst representative Deborah Pease were sworn in.

We continue to monitor education related legislation and regulation that may impact Manchester.

At the state level, Lt Governor Oliver approved a measure aimed at teaching young students the importance of money management. The bill signed into law (A-1414/S-1592) directs the State Board of Education to require school districts to incorporate financial literacy instructions into the curriculum. These requirements will go into effect at the beginning of 2019-2020 school year.

I will be attending the NJSBA County Association leadership meeting in Trenton on 02/2/19. These meetings provide opportunities for professional and leadership development, networking, education updates and sharing of best practices. The agenda has not been set at this time. Last meeting we discussed the issues and concerns of vaping in our schools.

The Ocean County School Board Association will be hosting Foundations for Success on February 5 at Jackson Liberty High School. There will be four programs presented that evening which focus on school finance, student achievement and school law. This meeting is open to all school board members. It is from 6-9pm and dinner is included. I will be also be attending a regional leadership training in Trenton on February 9.

I encourage all school board members to attend trainings that are offered by NJSBA. The county meetings are a way for you to receive training that is close to your home and reinforces what the roles and responsibilities are for school board members. I will be scheduling a training with our NJSBA Field Representative on the topic of School Board members' roles and responsibilities. This training will be a public meeting. The public is invited to join.

The board will have a retreat in February on a date to be determined where we will review the Board and Superintendent goals we approved in July. Board members with any concerns or issues will have the opportunity to review them with the entire board that evening.