Understanding the Structure of the Board Of Education
- The Pennsauken Board of Education is
an elected, unpaid, group of nine citizens. Elections are held in November of each year as part of the General
- Members of the Board work together
and serve in a leadership role for our school district on behalf of the residents
of the Township of Pennsauken.
- At the Board’s annual
re-organization meeting in January, new members take the oath of office. All
members commit in writing to follow the Code of Ethics for School Board Members. Members also nominate and vote on one member
to serve as president and one member to serve as vice-president for that
The Role of the Board Of
- The role of the Board of Education
is governance. By that we mean that the Board develops policies, goals, and
objectives that direct how the schools function, ensuring that our district
meets the needs of all children.
- Policies cover every area of school
district function; for example, the organization of the district, finance and
budget matters, and academics.
- The Board selects and employs the
Superintendent of Schools as the school district’s chief executive officer.
- It is through governance by the
Board of Education that the Superintendent of Schools directs the day to day
operations of the schools.