Friday, September 19, 2008
EDUCATIONAL EVENT EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND ORGANIZERS
Today in Edison, over 200 municipal and school district officials were briefed on key statutory and regulatory reforms in public education. (Click here for photos)
From 9:00 A.M. until 1:30 P.M., the NJLM Educational Foundation, Inc. partnered with the New Jersey Department of Education to present a special conference on “The New Education Order: School Consolidation, Construction, Funding and Preschool Expansion.” Mayors, Members of Councils, Municipal Clerks and Administrators were joined by their counterparts from school districts all around the State:
Education Commissioner Lucille Davy and DCA Commissioner Joe Doria addressed our Opening Session. Participants then had opportunities to go deeper into key aspects of the new order at Breakout Sessions focusing on School Funding, Preschool Expansion, School Construction and Consolidation, CORE Reforms and Shared Grant Opportunities.
The event was coordinated and hosted by NJLM Educational Foundation President, Councilmember Louise Wilson of Montgomery Township, and Foundation Vice President, Mayor Jun Choi of Edison.
In years past, many public officials had asked the League to create special programming and analysis, focusing less on the mechanics of running a local government day-to-day and more on larger, policy issues. In 2004, as a response, the League’s Executive Board authorized the creation of an educational foundation. The League of Municipalities Educational Foundation was incorporated in September 2004. The purpose of the Foundation is to conduct, encourage and support in-depth educational programs for local government officials and employees. At the same time, this work will add to the public knowledge, inform critical decision-making and benefit all the citizens of New Jersey.
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For further information contact: William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609)695-3481, extension 122 or (609) 915-9072.