Members of the Mount Laurel Board of Education serve their community
by making a commitment to its children. They are among nearly 5,000 New
Jersey men and women dedicating their time and efforts to local lay leadership of
our state's public school system.
The board consists of nine members, each of whom is elected by nonpartisan
vote in annual school elections and serves in a volunteer capacity without
payment. Vacancies in midterm are filled by majority vote of the board
until the annual school election. Terms are staggered, and with the exception
of unexpired terms of office, all members are elected to serve for a
three-year period. Each member of the board shares equal responsibility.
Board members are not responsible for the day-to-day operation of the
schools. Parents are encouraged to deal directly with the person who
can most immediately address concerns that might arise by contacting
the building principal or responsible administrator. Issues that remain
unresolved at that level may be brought to the superintendent of schools.
If still unresolved, concerns may be brought to the board.
In general, Mount Laurel's Board of Education meets twice each month - once in workshop session to review all items before the board extensively - and a week later to vote on those items. Meeting agendas are posted on this site prior to each meeting and meeting minutes are posted once they have been approved.