Last Updated: 1/24/2022 4:39 PM

Board of education members serve on at least one committee. The board president determines the makeup of these committees based on member interest and expertise. Committee reports are given on a monthly basis at the board's public meetings. The committees include but are not limited to (click on a committee to view its duties):


Committee Chairman Members Alternate
Buildings and Grounds  Hector Munoz  Laura Gamarekian
 Marc Miller
 Kristy Rubin
 Yelena Zolotarsky
Finance  Kristy Rubin

 Meredith Murphy
 Hilary Turnbull
 Yelena Zolotarsky

 Hector Munoz
Public Relations  Hilary Turnbull  Meredith Murphy
 Kristy Rubin
 Paula Saha
 Marc Miller
Negotiations  Scott Silverstein  Laura Gamarekian 
 Marc Miller
 Paula Saha
 Meredith Murphy
Sports  Meredith Murphy

  Marc Miller
  Paula Saha
  Yelena Zolotarsky

 Hilary Turnbull
Policy  Marc Miller

 Hector Munoz
 Kristy Rubin
 Hilary Turnbull

 Laura Gamarekian
School Government  Paula Saha

 Laura Gamarekian
 Hector Munoz
 Meredith Murphy

 Kristy Rubin
Teacher Administrator Board (TAB)  Laura Gamarekian  Hector Munoz
 Hilary Turnbull
 Yelena Zolotarsky
 Paula Saha
Township Liaison  Committee Rotation    
Municipal Alliance Liaison  Scott Silverstein    



Committee Representative
 Union County Education Services Commission  Hector Munoz
 NJSBA Delegate  Kristy Rubin
 UCSBA Representative  Meredith Murphy
PTA/PTSO Representative To: Representative Representative
 Edward V. Walton  Laura Gamarekian  Meredith Murphy
 James Caldwell  Paula Saha  Yelena Zolotarsky
 Thelma L. Sandmeier  Hector Munoz  Kristy Rubin
 Florence M. Gaudineer  Hilary Turnbull  Marc L. Miller
 Jonathan Dayton  Paula Saha  Scott Silverstein


Buildings and Grounds Committee


  1. Periodically inspecting all buildings and grounds in conjunction with the Superintendent, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Director of Buildings and Grounds and/or principals
  2. Making recommendations regarding major repairs
  3. Monitoring identified project needs
  4. Reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations based upon staff reports


Finance Committee

  1. Review all bills and requisitions by one member of the committee prior to consideration by the full board
  2. Make recommendations as necessary regarding such items as insurance policies and firms, auditors, audit reports, budget
  3. Serve on screening committee in conjunction with the Superintendent as needed for the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary position
  4. Meet periodically with the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary in regards to financial reports
  5. Conduct a preliminary budget review prior to presentation to full Board


Public Relations Committee

  1. Regular reports on major current legislation and how it effects the school district
  2. Draft correspondence for legislators in conjunction with the central administration for the Board president to sign on behalf of the board
  3. Recommend public relations strategies to the Board and Superintendent
  4. Attend regional public relations workshops as necessary
  5. Provide information concerning Board of Education activities as necessary


Negotiations Committee

  1. Representing the Board of Education in all negotiations sessions with all units as necessary
  2. Consulting with the Superintendent and Business Administrator/Board Secretary during negotiations as needed
  3. Recommending action to the Board regarding negotiations
  4. Advising the Board regarding individual staff letters or agreement and salary increments as needed
  5. Serving on the screening committee for a professional negotiator as recommended by the Board
  6. Attending regional negotiations workshops as necessary
  7. Reviewing formal grievances with the Superintendent and making recommendations to the full Board
  8. Making no commitments in the negotiation process without prior approval of the majority of the Board


Sports Committee

Meeting with the Supervisor of Physical Education and Athletics, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Building Principals and/or Central administration when necessary to discuss the athletic program


Policy Committee

  1. Recommending needed policy and fulfilling state mandates for new policies
  2. Drafting recommended policy for presentation to the full board
  3. Reviewing and updating the policy manual annually
  4. Attending regional policy workshops as necessary
  5. Serving as a policy resource at Board meetings
  6. Reviewing action items on the agenda for policy implications prior to Board meetings
  7. Maintaining a master policy book
  8. Making sure copies of all policies passed by the Board are distributed to all district-wide policy books
  9. Requesting review by the school Attorney for legality and wording of proposed policies where necessary

School Government Committee

  1. Developing or selecting an evaluation instrument on job targets for the annual Superintendent evaluation
  2. Collating the results and reporting to the full Board on the Superintendents evaluation
  3. Developing or selecting an instrument for the Board self-evaluation
  4. Serving as a screening committee for the following administrative appointments: Assistant Superintendent, directors and/or building Principals in conjunction with the Superintendent
  5. Serving as a personnel committee for any such issues that may be warranted and/or recommended by the Superintendent.

Teacher Administrator Board (TAB) Committee

  1. Attending TAB meetings as necessary
  2. Report to the entire Board regarding TAB recommendations
  3. Serving as an information mechanism to relay ideas and/or opinions regarding major policy changes that may effect the staff
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