06 Mar: Turner/Ruiz Measure Would Require School Boards To Hear From Public

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Shirley K. Turner and M. Teresa Ruiz that would require boards of education to open a portion of every meeting to public comment was approved today by the Senate Education Committee.

“Successful schools require strong community involvement,” said Senator Turner, D-Mercer and Chair of the Committee. “We cannot have that involvement if local school boards are unwilling to listen to the thoughts and needs of concerned residents. There is far too much at stake with our schools to allow school boards to function without having to listen to the public.”