Board Annual Timeline

Board Annual Timeline 2019-2020
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. 

January:
Board reorganization after Board election - effective 2019
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:
Conduct retreat for Board members
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
Conduct public hearing on the Student Safety Data System Report (SSDS)

 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
Approve other annual resolution items
Review enrollment projections for staff children for upcoming school year

June
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 Student Safety Data System Report (SSDS)
Board of Education members attend annual NJSBA workshop

November:
Annual School Election 
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

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