South Orange Maplewood Board of Education
973-762-5600, ext. 1
The nine-member board is composed of residents of both South Orange and Maplewood. The board members are elected for three-year terms, during which they hire the superintendent and oversee other staff hirings and transitions, approve expenditures and educational programs and approve the school budget. A different organization, the board of school estimate, sets the tax rate for schools.
- Hours: Board meetings are held at 7:30pm every third Monday of each month, except for holidays. Public sessions are held at Board Administration building, 525 Academy St. in Maplewood.