Chester Board of Education

  • Welcome to the Chester Board of Education's website!

     

    The board is an elected, unpaid group of nine citizens who set policy and make decisions on educational, financial and personnel matters for the Chester School District on behalf of all the residents.  The board and the school district operate under applicable New Jersey laws and under regulations of the New Jersey Board of Education, the New Jersey Department of Education, as well as local policies established by the Chester Board of Education itself.

     

    The Chester Board of Education usually meets once a month.  The meeting agendas include opportunities for those attending to comment on matters of interest to them, including matters on the published agenda.  The rules of public participation are governed by Board of Education Policy 9325.2 and are listed on the agenda.

    To learn more about the role of the Board or to learn more about our monthly board of education meetings, click on the following Q&A link School Board Frequently Asked Questions. Any questions should be sent to publicinquiry@chester-nj.org.

    We sincerely desire that our meetings will provide useful opportunities for communication between the board and the community.

    Board of Education Members:

    John Barounis - john.barounis@chester-nj.org

    Elected - 2021 to 1st 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/24

    Amy Collins - amy.collins@chester-nj.org

    Re-elected - 2019 to 3rd 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/22

    Matthew Downs - matthew.downs@chester-nj.org

    Elected - 2021 to 1st 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/24

    Rebekah Forlenza, Vice President - rebekah.forlenza@chester-nj.org

    Re-elected - 2020 to 2nd 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/23

    Sara Kalashian - sara.kalashian@chester-nj.org

    Appointed - 2022 to 1 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/22

    Christopher Lowry - christopher.lowry@chester-nj.org

    Re-elected - 2020 to 3rd 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/23

    Heather Ronco - heather.ronco@chester-nj.org

    Re-elected - 2019 to 4th 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/22

    Sarah Schultz - sarah.schultz@chester-nj.org

    Elected - 2021 to 1st 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/24

    Kerri Wright, President - kerri.wright@chester-nj.org

    Re-elected - 2019 to 5th 3 Yr Term / Term Expires - 12/31/22

    Information on becoming a board member or to inquire about any board vacancies please contact Tanya Dawson, Business Administrator/Board Secretary at tanya.dawson@chester-nj.org.