About the Board of Education
The Montgomery Township Board of Education, both as a state agency and as the elected representative body of the citizens of the Township on school matters, is legally responsible for education in this school district. The general mandatory powers and duties of the Board are defined in Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. Other sections of the statutes state or imply that a local Board of Education has full power to operate the local public schools as it deems fit in compliance with state and federal mandates. The Board functions only when in session. The nine members serve without pay for three-year terms.
The Board’s responsibilities include: setting and evaluating policy, establishing goals, overseeing that the district and the schools are well run by the administrators they have hired, and adopting a fiscally sound operating budget for the school district. Board members act on the Superintendent’s recommendations, meet with civic groups, and receive input from parents, students, and community members.
Meetings of the Board are usually once a month at 7:00 p.m. Business meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday in the Orchard Hill Elementary School Cafeteria. Changes in a meeting's location, starting time or topic will be posted on the Montgomery Township Schools’ website (www.mtsd.k12.nj.us). You may also call the Board of Education office with any questions (609) 466-7617.
Time is allotted at each meeting of the Board for Comments from the public. Parents and residents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings to share their interests and concerns. The Board does request that concerns be first addressed with the most direct and appropriate level of the staff in order to resolve any outstanding issues.