UNION, NJ – January is School Board Recognition Month.
“Today the Mayor and the Township Committee echo the School Board Association declaration of January 2017 as School Board Recognition Month, a time when all residents can acknowledge the contributions made by our local school board members,” said Mayor Suzette Cavadas at the last Township Committee Meeting.
“The Union Board of Education is one of more than 581 local school boards in New Jersey which sets policies and over sees operations for public school districts. The Union Board of Education embraces the goal of high quality education," continued Cavadas. "New Jersey’s local school boards help determine the educational goals for approximately 1.4 million children, pre-K through 12th grade. New Jersey’s 5000 local school board members act as advocates for public school students as they work with administrators, teachers and parents for the betterment of a public education."
School board members Ron McDowell, President, Nancy Zuena, Vice President, David Arminio, Nancy Minneci, Vito Nufrio, Mary Lynn Williams, and past school board member Steven Le were on hand to accept the proclamation from the Township Committee. Also accepting the proclamation were Superintendent Gregory Tatum and Assistant Superintendents Annie Moses and Gerry Benaquista. Unable to attend the event were school board members Dr. Guy Francis, Nellis Regis-Darby, and Jeff Monge.
“I think Union has an outstanding school system and it’s only going to get better,” said School Board President Ron McDowell. “This committee is a great bunch of people, and we are looking forward to doing more great things for our kids here in Union. Let’s all keep up the good work.”