The Board of Education of the Township of River Vale is comprised of seven members who are elected at large by the citizens of River Vale.  Each member holds a three-year term which begins on January 1st, after the November election.  School Board members uphold all laws, rules, and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Education and New Jersey laws pertaining to schools.

A Board member's responsibility is not to administer the schools, but to see that they are well-run.

School board members' responsibilities are:

  • Policy making
  • Planning
  • Hiring superintendent
  • Approve the budget for submission to the New Jersey Department of Education

What is the role of the Board of Education?

The Board of Education does not "run" the River Vale Public Schools. That's the job of the Superintendent. Rather, the Board's job is to ensure the schools are well-run. The Board does this by:

  • Setting district policies and goals
  • Communicating policies and goals to the superintendent
  • Overseeing the budget
  • Hiring and evaluating the superintendent
  • Serving as the communications link between the community and the school district


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