Effective letters are those which are individually written or typed rather than a form letter you simply sign.
- Be sure to mention your full name and position in the public schools.
- Identify the issue you’re discussing and/or the code proposal at the beginning of your letter. State your position in your introductory paragraph. Be factual and support your position with information about how this will affect you as an educator and the students in your school.
- Be concise and straightforward. One page is sufficient.
- Offer to provide any additional information the board member might want or need. Provide contact information in case they wish to follow up.
- Remember to thank the board member for considering your view.
Letters to State Board members can be sent to them at the State Board office. The members, their counties, and the office address are below.
State Board Office
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
- Board President Arcelio Aponte, Middlesex
- Vice President Ilan Plawker, Bergen
- Mark Biedron, Hunterdon
- Dr. Ronald Butcher, Gloucester
- Claire Chamberlin Eckert, Somerset
- Joseph Fisicaro, Burlington
- Jack Fornaro, Warren
- Edithe Fulton, Ocean
- Robert P. Haney, Monmouth
- Ernest Lepore, Hudson
- Andrew Mulvihill, Sussex
- J. Peter Simon, Morris
- Dr. Dorothy S. Strickland, Essex