About the Board of Education
The Avon Board of Education, both as a state agency and as the elected representative body of the citizens of Avon 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. Seven 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 held once a month at 7:00 p.m. Work sessions are generally held preceding the start of the business meeting. These meetings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month, in the Avon School Media Center. Changes in a meeting's location, starting time or topic, will be posted on the Avon School website (www.avonschool.com). You may also call the Board of Education office with any questions (732) 775-4328.
Time is allotted at each regular public action 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.