Board of Education 

The Board of Education is an elected, unpaid group of 10 citizens who act as a single body to set policy and make decisions on educational, financial, and personnel matters for Princeton Public Schools on behalf of all residents. While the Board is legally responsible for school programs and operations, it delegates authority for the district's daily operations to the Superintendent of Schools. Individual Board members may bring any question, concern or suggestion to a Board Committee or full Board Meeting for discussion, but no action can be taken without full Board approval. Individual Board members do not exercise authority over or direct staff. 

In general, the following are the most important functions of the Board: 

  • Setting and maintaining policies that define the district's values and expectations 
  • Approving the Annual School Budget
  • Representing the community's educational philosophy
  • Hiring and annual evaluation of the Superintendent
  • Supporting and implementing the district's Strategic Plan

For more information about Board operations please see the Bylaws Section of the Board Policies. 

Board Meetings

The public is invited to attend any public meeting held by the Board. All meetings are scheduled for Valley Road Administration Building at 25 Valley Road, Princeton, NJ. Board meetings begin with a call to order at 6:00 PM and immediately move into closed session at 6:01 PM. The Public Session begins at approximately 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. Formal action will be taken at all meetings unless otherwise noted.

Meetings are scheduled for the dates listed below. Additional meetings may be added as necessary.  

January 23, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 6, 2018 (Board Budget Workshop - No action to be taken, public session at 6:00 PM) 
March 13, 2018 (Board Workshop/Referendum - No action to be taken)
March 20, 2018 (Tentative Budget Adoption)
April 10, 2018 (Board Workshop/Referendum - No action to be taken)
April 17, 2018 Board Meeting/Referendum Approval
April 24, 2018 (Budget Hearing) 
May 8, 2018 (Staff Appointments)
May 22, 2018
June 12, 2018
July 17, 2018
September 4, 2018
September 25, 2018
October 9, 2018
October 30, 2018
November 27, 2018
December 18, 2018
January 3, 2019 - (Board Organization Meeting, public session at 7:00 PM)

Meet the Board Events 

Thursday, April 12, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Princeton High School Cafeteria

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Valley Road Conference Room 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Valley Road Conference Room

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Valley Road Conference Room

Board Agendas and Minutes

You can view the Board agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes for previous meetings

Watch Board Meetings

You can watch Board meetings live and see previously recorded meetings on our YouTube channel.

District Budget

View the 2017-2018 budget

View the 2018-2019 budget presentation

View the 2018-2019 user-friendly budget

View Understanding School Finances presentation slides 

If you have difficulty accessing the budget, please contact the Communications Department at or by calling 609.806.4215.

Board Policies and Documents

All updated board policies and board documents can be found on the BoardDocs website. 

Board Member Responsibilities 

Responsibilities of Board Members Serving on a School Board, as outlined by the New Jersey School Board Association, includes the fulfillment of certain responsibilities as noted below:

1. Establishing goals for the public schools based on student educational needs, parent and community aspirations, state and federal standards and district financial resources.
2. Developing a philosophy of education that will become the basis for sound decisions that affect the governance of your community's schools.
3. Developing policies to guide the administration in managing the schools; and developing bylaws to direct the board in carrying out its governance responsibilities.
4. Developing a community understanding of educational issues and school policies through the maintenance of effective communications systems.
5. Providing adequate funding through the school budget for the district's present and future needs.
6. Ensuring quality education by providing adequate facilities and equipment.
7. Establishing conditions that enable the administration to recruit and effectively evaluate professional staff.
8. Engaging in board self-evaluation and in-service training programs for the purpose of providing well-informed leadership and sound decision-making.
9. Establishing a process for the board to negotiate in good faith with its employees, while representing community educational goals and financial interests.
10. Abiding by the oath of office for school board members.

Board Members

Partick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan, President 

Term expires 2018 

Betsy Baglio
Betsy Baglio, Vice President
Term Expires 2018

Beth Behrend
Term Expires 2020

Jessica Deutsch
Term Expires 2020

Debbie Bronfeld
Debbie Bronfeld

Term expires 2019

Bill Hare

Bill Hare

Term expires 2019

Dafna Kendal
Dafna Kendal
Term expires 2018 

Greg Stankiewicz
Greg Stankiewicz
Term expires 2019

Michele Tuck-Ponder
Term expires 2020

Evelyn Spann
Evelyn Spann
Cranbury Representative

Sam Harshbarger
Student Representative

Allie Rounds
Student Representative