Bedminster Township School
Board of Education MeetingsPLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of New Jersey (1975) known and hereinafter designated as the “Open Public Meetings Act” that the Board of Education of the Township of Bedminster, in the County of Somerset, New Jersey, will meet to discuss or act upon public business at 7:30 p.m. with a closed session commencing at 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted, on each of the dates set forth below, at the Bedminster Township School, 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster, New Jersey 07921:
2019 Meeting Schedule
May 16, 2019
June 10, 2019 (Board Retreat 7pm)
June 13, 2019 (Regular Meeting)
July 25, 2019
September 19, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 12, 2019
Reorganizational Meeting - TBD
Notice of any additions to the above schedule, or changes in the time, date or place of any scheduled meeting, will be posted in the locations and delivered to the newspapers designated by resolution of the Board of Education of the Township of Bedminster adopted on April 27, 2017, in advance as required by law.PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTICE of the following:a. The Bernardsville News and The Courier News are hereby designated as the two (2) newspapers to receive notice of meetings as required by any and all sections of the “Open Public Meetings Act”, it appearing that those newspapers are most likely to inform the local public of such meetings, and meet the requirements of NJSA 35:1-2.2.b. The location for posting of notice of meetings shall be the bulletin board in the Township Clerk’s office located in the Township Municipal Building, One Miller Lane, Bedminster, New Jersey, and the Main Office of the Bedminster Township School, 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster, New Jersey 07921.
c. Announcements will be mailed to any person requesting individual notice of meetings as provided in Section 14 of the “Open Public Meetings Act”.Board Meetings
The Board of Education meetings are an opportunity for the community to observe its elected officials discuss and act on matters directly affecting the Bedminster Township School District. Responsibilities of the Bedminster Township Board of Education include setting policy, establishing goals and adopting yearly operating budgets for the district. These and other matters are discussed during the two monthly meetings to which the public is welcome. Committee meeting attendance, along with workshop and seminar participation, also contribute to responsible choices by the Board of Education.
Board meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m (unless otherwise specified) to discuss or act upon public business, with a closed session commencing at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will take place in the Faculty Room at the Bedminster Township School, unless otherwise noted. Citizens may contact the Board of Education at 234 Somerville Road, Bedminster, New Jersey 07921 or by calling the Board Office at - (908) 234-1487 x-200.
The Superintendent and School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, in consultation with the Board President, prepare an agenda for all Board meetings. During Board Meetings, the Board discusses school district matters, as well as items for approval and reviews reports of the administration and staff. Review of various committee meetings is also shared with the full Board. This information is used to consider the many decisions made by the Board. Agenda items include issues suggested by Board members, staff, students and other citizens.
The agenda is distributed to the Board Members prior to the actual meeting to allow time for Board Member review. The agenda is also released to any interested individual or group, upon request, and is available on the district’s website. The agenda is also available at each Board meeting.
The public is welcome to address the Board, at the beginning and end of the meeting, relating to items on the agenda. If you would like to address the Board, kindly state and spell your name and give your address. Please refrain from commenting on individuals, school personnel or students. If speaking on behalf of an organized group, please identify the group. The Board requests that comments be limited to three minutes in order to give others an opportunity to address the Board. If you would like to have the Board consider an item for discussion at a future Board meeting, kindly send a letter to the School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary, at the above address, stating the matter you would like considered for discussion.
There are occasions when the full Board meets privately in Executive Session. Items include personnel issues, labor negotiations, legal considerations and other confidential matters, based on the New Jersey Public Meetings Act, commonly known as the “Sunshine Law”.