Board of Education Reorganization Meeting
Posted on 12/14/2018

The Princeton Board of Education met on Thursday, January 3, 2019 for its reorganization meeting and appointed Beth Behrend to the role of President and Greg Stankiewicz to the role of Vice President. As a result of the annual election held on November 6, 2018, incumbent Betsy Kalber-Baglio, Daniel Dart and Brian McDonald, who were each elected to a three-year term, took the oath of office. On Saturday, January 5 at 8:00 am, the board will hold a retreat at the Valley Road Administration Building, open to the public.

President Behrend shared the following remarks:

It’s an honor and a privilege to sit at this table with this group of highly qualified, passionate volunteers who are dedicated to preparing the almost 4,000 children under our care for lives of joy and purpose, as knowledgeable, creative and compassionate citizens of a global society. This is our mission.

Just as none of us alone represents this board, none of us acting alone can accomplish this mission. 

Working together, however, as a unified board, with each of us contributing our differing perspectives, we are more than up to the task of defining, communicating and overseeing the implementation of a clear vision for the education of our students. 

Working together, with our professional advisors, stakeholders and members of the community offering their expertise and support, we can be good stewards of our financial and physical assets – implementing the recently approved referendum projects with care, efficiency and transparency – and planning collaboratively for the decades to come.

Working together, in collaboration with our tireless, forward-thinking superintendent and his dedicated team of top-notch teachers, staff and administrators, we can build on the progress of previous boards to improve the daily experience of our students and staff – pursuing equity, enhanced wellness and balance, and every child being known, connected and supported.   

At any of our school events – from jam-packed back-to-school-nights, international nights, the cardboard boat regatta, to the holiday choir concert at the Princeton chapel  … one can look around and see students and their families, of so many different nationalities and cultural backgrounds – with smiles on their faces, fully-engaged in the strong community that we share.   We have something very special going on here in the Princeton public schools.  I’m excited for the year ahead!