• Morris School District Board of Education

    Composition of the Board

    The Morris School District Board of Education is comprised of ten individual members. There are five representatives from Morris Township, four from Morristown, and one from the Borough of Morris Plains. IN addition, two Morristown High School students also participate in Board meetings as non-voting members.

    Representative from the Town and Township are elected by their constituents to three-year terms of office. The Board of Education election is held on Election Day, the first Tuesday in November. The Morris Plains representative is a member of the Morris Plains Board of Education appointed annually by that body to the Morris School District Board to represent Morris Plains on issues affecting Morristown High School.

    Public Comment Welcome at Board Meetings

    Members of the public are encouraged and welcome to attend all Board of Education meetings. A calendar of scheduled Board meetings from January 2016 through January 2017 is noted below.  Unless otherwise noted, Board meetings are held in the Learning Commons of Morristown, High School, 50 Early Street, Morristown. 
    The Board meets in closed session at 6:30 PM to address personnel, negotiations,and litigation matters; the open session (public portion) of meetings begins at 7:30 PM. Changes to the location of Board meetings or starting times for closed or open sessions will be noted below and on the home page calendar of the District website.  A portion of each meeting is set aside for public comment.

    Members of the Morris School District Board of Education (January 2017)

    Back row (L-R): Lisa Pollak; Leonard Posey, President; Mackey Pendergrast, Superintendent; Teresa Murphy, Vice President
    Middle row (L-R): Ann Rhines, Jeanette Thomas, Jennifer van Frank, Peter Gallerstein
    Front row (L-R): Prim Minchello; Nancy Bangiola; and student representatives, Patrick Bauer and Caroline Bailey
     Photo of members of the Board of Education, January 2017

     Board of Education Meeting Dates January 2017 - January 2018

    January 3 2017 (Reorganization Meeting)
    January 23 (cancelled due to inclement weather) & RESCHEDULED FOR January 30
    February 2, 2017 - Board Retreat (6:30 PM at 188 Franklin Street)
    February 13, 2017  & February 27, 2017
    March 13, 2017
    April 3, 24, 2017 
    May 8, 2017 (closed session will begin at 6:15 P.M)
    June 5, 2017 & 26, 2017
    July 24, 2017
    August 21, 2017
    September 11, 2017 & 25, 2017
    October 16, 2017
    November 6, 2017; November 7, 2017 (annual Board Election); November 20 - Board Retreat (location: 188 Franklin Street, Morristown) & November 27, 2017
    December 11, 2017
    January 2, 2018 (reorganization meeting) or January 4 (if inclement weather on January 2)