Budget and Election Information

2018 School Board Election Information

For voting information and the nominating petition, please see the Somerset County Clerk's Website.
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Becoming A School Board Member: Candidate Kit

Polling Information
Polls will be open between 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

  • Basking Ridge Firehouse – Districts 2 and 7
  • Liberty Corner Firehouse – Districts 12 and 14
  • Fellowship Village – Districts 16 and 20
  • Hills Recreation Center – Districts  4, 21, 22, 23 and 24
  • Bernards Township Community Center – Districts 9, 10 and 17
  • Ridge Oak Senior Housing – District 3 
  • Bernards Township Library – Districts 1 and 6
  • Society Hill at Bernards II Clubhouse – Districts 13 and 18 
  • Somerset Hills Lutheran Church – Districts 5 and 8 
  • Spring Ridge Clubhouse – Districts 11, 15 and 19 



2018-19
 Budget Presentations/Information

2018-19 School Budget Presentation 

2018-19 Preliminary School Budget Presentation 

2018-19 User-Friendly Budget


Code of Ethics for School Board Members

18A:12-24.1 Code of Ethics for School Board Members

A school board member shall abide by the following Code of Ethics for School Board Members:

a. I will uphold and enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, and court orders pertaining to schools. Desired changes shall be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures.

b. I will make decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and will seek to develop and maintain public schools that meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex, or social standing.

c. I will confine my board action to policy making, planning, and appraisal, and I will help to frame policies and plans only after the board has consulted those who will be affected by them.

d. I will carry out my responsibility, not to administer the schools, but, together with my fellow board members, to see that they are well run.

e. I will recognize that authority rests with the board of education and will make no personal promises nor take any private action that may compromise the board.

f. I will refuse to surrender my independent judgment to special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends.

g. I will hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals or the schools. In all other matters, I will provide accurate information and, in concert with my fellow board members, interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its school.

h. I will vote to appoint the best qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative officer.

i. I will support and protect school personnel in proper performance of their duties.

j. I will refer all complaints to the chief administrative officer and will act on the complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.

L.2001,c.178,s.5.