A nine-member Board of Education oversees the finances of a school district with sixteen elementary schools, five…More middle schools and three high schools. The student population hovers around 13,000, and district taxpayers fund the annual educational budget of $181.5 million.
Brian Small is the Board of Education's president; other members include Vice President Diane Acquisto, John Golden, Judy Leidner, Lawrence Miloscia, Brian Molnar, Ezio Tamburello, Jonathan Triebwasser, and George Yuhasz. Every April, three of nine BOE seats are up for reelection.
Board of Ed meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at Avenel Middle School. The district's administrative offices are located in the Township's first schoolhouse, "PS 1", which was built in 1876 of bricks fashioned in Woodbridge's clay pits.
Dr. John A. Crowe is the district's superintendent, and Dennis DeMarino serves as business administrator.
Built in 1920, Ross Street Elementary School abuts the Board of Education building, which started out life as a…More school itself in 1879. But Ross St. School has accommodated itself to the 21st century with modern amenities, including classroom air conditioning, wireless Internet, and mobile computer stations. All parts of the diverse education spectrum are well served by the teaching staff with special education classes and a gifted and talented program.
The school has an active parent-teacher organization, and parental involvement is encouraged.