Communications


Marie Reynolds
Director of
Communication Services

"True interactivity is not about clicking on icons or downloading files, it's about encouraging communication."
                                                                                            - Edwin Schlossberg

Communication as we know it has certainly changed over the past decade. Nowhere is that more evident than here in the Mount Laurel Schools, where the mainstay of our relationship with the families we serve is our ability to communicate effectively. Members of the Mount Laurel Board of Education and Administration have been extremely progressive in embracing electronic communication tools such as the Web, Facebook, Twitter, electronic newsletters and automatic text-messaging. They are tools that help us stay connected throughout each school day and build trust that we can reach each other at all times if necessary.

But any educator will tell you there is no substitute for parental contact with those who are most directly guiding your children through their educational day. Parent conferences, notes from home when something unusual is occurring, phone calls directly to teachers when questions arise and personal visits during school events all help to strengthen the wall of support around your child in school.
School newsletters and Parent-Teacher Organizations keep you apprised of the many opportunities to share in your child's day.

Your questions and concerns are extremely important to us, and sharing may lead to better understanding. Questions stemming from the classroom should be brought to the teacher, and then to the principal if resolution is not forthcoming or further discussion is warranted. Board policy establishes a process whereby decisions made at the school level may be brought to the Superintendent for appeal, and to the Board of Education as a final resort.

Office of Communication Services

Office of Communication Services, 330 Mount Laurel Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
856-235-3387, Extension 3018


Located in the Hattie Britt Board of Education Offices, the Office of Communication Services is responsible for internal and external communications within the district. This office works with the media to share monthly lists of events at all schools and prepares and publishes the annual Calendar and Family Handbook for parents. It maintains district electronic communication tools such as the district website, Facebook, Twitter and electronic newsletters.

In addition, the Office of Communication Services is responsible for Civil Rights Data Collection, providing school and district narratives for State School Report Cards and ensuring district compliance with the Open Public Records Act. The district's Emergency Procedures Manual is revised and published in this office and staff works closely with local agencies and school administrators to assure that our school security measures are current and effective. Board awards for students and staff are facilitated here, and grants for worthy district programs are researched and written. District staff identification badges are also issued here.

Contact the Office of Communication Services with general questions about our schools or to share good news with the community. Student and staff achievements in areas outside of our schools are recognized by the Board of Education each month through the facilitation of the Office of Communication Services. Let us know if you have candidates for such honors!

Open Public Records Act Requests

All government records are subject to public access under the Open Public Records Act ("OPRA"), unless specifically exempt. A request for access to a government record under OPRA must be in writing, hand-delivered, mailed, transmitted electronically, or otherwise conveyed to the appropriate custodian. You will receive a response to your request within seven days. OPRA Custodian for the Mount Laurel Schools is:

Marie F. Reynolds
Mount Laurel Board of Education
330 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Phone - 856-235-3387/ Fax 856-235-1837

The seven (7) business day response time does not commence until the records custodian receives the request form.  If you submit the request form to any other officer or employee of the Mount Laurel Schools, that officer or employee must either forward the request to the appropriate custodian, or direct you to the appropriate custodian.

Click here to download our district Open Public Records Act Request Form.

Important: Emergency Notification through School Messenger

Our SchoolMessenger System is a primary source for emergency communications with our families. This system has the ability to telephone all of our families within 14 minutes in the event of an emergency. It will import your telephone number directly from our PowerSchool Student Information System, so please keep those numbers current. If you have an e-mail on file in PowerSchool, it will also send you an e-mail.

In addition, you may elect to have all emergency messages sent by text directly to your cell phone. If you would like to receive emergency notifications via text message, simply text the word subscribe to the number 68453 from your cell phone. You'll receive an immediate reply confirming your subscription to the service. You may sign-up for text messages using this method on as many cell phones as you would like.