Local school boards (also known as boards of education, school committees, school directors, or trustees) are elected—or occasionally appointed—to be leaders and champions for public education in their states and communities. We appreciate your interest in the Saline Area Schools and hope that you will plan to attend meetings of the Board of Education. Only 9 percent or less of traditional public education funding comes from the federal government. In addition, the State Board advises on educational policies proposed by the Commissioner and confirms Department of Education staff appointments made by the Commissioner.
Minutes of Board meetings are available to the public for download, copying, or inspection eight business days after a meeting. If you wish to speak to the Board of Education, time is set aside at the beginning of each regular meeting for citizens to discuss issues of concern.
The State Board conducts public meetings in Trenton on the first Wednesday of each month. These goals and the policies to implement them include equality of educational opportunity and quality instruction. All Board of Education meetings and all Board committee meetings are open to the public.
The State Board Office publishes an agenda at /education/sboe/meetings/agenda.shtml in advance of each meeting to notify the public of the items that the State Board will be considering. As trustees of school property, the Board may receive and control property purchased or transferred to it for the benefit of the public schools.
Upon approval of the preliminary budget by the county superintendent, the final budget is determined and approved by the board of education before being presented to the Board of School Estimate in late March. They work with their school board colleagues and with other community partners to ensure that all the students within the board’s jurisdiction have equal opportunities to reach their maximum potential.