Board Annual Timeline

Board Annual Timeline 2017-2018

The Mountain Lakes Board of Education welcomes our community to become familiar with the general annual timeline for Board business. This timeline highlights significant events and is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all Board of Education issues and decisions. Additionally, there is Board business that we are legally required to keep confidential such as personnel matters and negotiation issues. Typically, the Board holds two public meetings per month; should you wish to know exactly when the Board will be reviewing any of these topics publicly, please refer to our webpage, http://www.mlschools.org/domain/387 or call the Board Office directly at 973-334-8280.

January:

  • Board reorganization after Board election - effective 2018
  • Review Buildings & Grounds Supervisor's Contract
  • Review of preliminary fiscal budget numbers
  • Review of Board of Education mandatory training for Board members
  • Review of Light Usage Policy (7511)

February:

  • Review of budget in progress
  • Annual School Board ethics presentation

March:

  • Review of non-tenured staff in Personnel Committee (appropriate input can be submitted to building principals throughout the year, but would be appreciated prior to this process)
  • Recognition of student achievements

April:

  • District and Superintendent goals update
  • Individual Board members submit financial disclosure forms to NJSBA Ethics Commission

May:

  • Public budget hearing (1st meeting)
  • Adopt budget (2nd meeting)
  • Annual meeting with New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA) representative to review compilation of board self-assessments and Superintendent Evaluations
  • Review, process and complete individual Board self-evaluation forms and submit for compilation
  • Review, process and complete individual Superintendent evaluation forms and submit for compilation
  • Review Business Administrator's Merit Goals
  • Preliminary discussion of goals for upcoming service year; Board Goals, District Goals and Superintendent Merit Goals
  • Review student code of conduct
  • Review and renew annual administrative contracts
  • Conduct public hearing on the Violence and Vandalism report
  • Approve other annual resolution items
  • Review enrollment projections for staff children for upcoming school year

June:

  • Conduct retreat for Board members
  • Schedule closed session meeting to organize narrative to complete the Superintendent evaluation
  • Finalize Superintendent Evaluation and conduct closed session summary conference with Superintendent
  • Motion to vote to release merit payment for Superintendent
  • Discuss merit goals for Superintendent for the upcoming service year
  • Discuss Board annual goals for the upcoming service year
  • Discuss District annual goals for the upcoming school year
  • Review of Board of Education mandatory training for Board members
  • Review curriculum writing projects and their connection to increase student achievement
  • Recognition of student achievements

July:

  • Monitor and review progress of goals set forth in the district's long range education plan
  • Approve staff children enrollment for upcoming school year
  • Finalize and approve Superintendent merit goals
  • Finalize and approve Board goals
  • Finalize and approve District goals
  • BOE candidate petitions due

August:

  • Review class sizes for the current academic year
  • Review curriculum revisions and newly developed curricula

September:

  • Review curriculum revisions and newly developed curricula

October:

  • Conduct public hearing on the Violence and Vandalism report
  • Board of Education members attend NJSBA workshop

November:

  • Annual School Election - effective 2017
  • Review progress of all students and student subgroups on all standardized testing
  • District and Superintendent goals update

December:

  • Review of budgetary priorities and their connection to student achievement
  • Review financial audit report/ consideration of corrective action plan if needed
  • Fall Sports Recognition