Board Members:
Board Member:  Susanna Chiu

Administration Building
760 State Hwy. 18
East Brunswick, NJ
Additional Information:

Board Member Authority

A Board member does not possess individually the authority and powers that reside in the Board of Education. No Board member by virtue of his/her office shall exercise any administrative responsibility with respect to the operation of the school district or as an individual command the services of any school district employee. 

Board Member Qualifications and Code of Ethics

Each member of the Board of Education shall possess the qualifications required by law and shall be bound by the provisions of the School Ethics Act. 

Code of Ethics

In accordance with N.J.S.A 18A:12-24.1 every Board member will abide by the following Code of Ethics. The Board member will: 

  1. Uphold and enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the State Board of Education and court orders pertaining to schools. Desired changes shall be brought about only through legal and ethical procedures. 
  2. Make decisions in terms of the educational welfare of children and seek to develop and maintain public schools that meet the individual needs of all children regardless of their ability, race, creed, sex, or social standing.
  3. Confine his/her Board action to policy making, planning and appraisal, and help to frame policies and plans only after the Board has consulted those who will be affected by them. 
  4. Carry out his/her responsibility not to administer the schools, but together with fellow Board members, insure they are well run.
  5. Recognize that authority rests with the Board of Education and make no personal promises nor take any private action that may compromise the Board.
  6. Refuse to surrender his/her independent judgment to special interest or partisan political groups or to use the schools for personal gain or for the gain of friends.
  7. Hold confidential all matters pertaining to the schools, which, if disclosed, would needlessly injure individuals, or the schools. In all other matters, he/she will provide accurate information and, in concert with fellow Board members, interpret to the staff the aspirations of the community for its school.
  8. Vote to appoint the best-qualified personnel available after consideration of the recommendation of the chief administrative officer.
  9. Support and protect school personnel in proper performance of their duties.
  10. Refer all complaints to the chief administrative officer and act on the complaints at public meetings only after failure of an administrative solution.

Public Expressions

Board members are entitled to express themselves publicly on any matter, including issues involving the Board and the school district. Individual Board members cannot, however, express the position of the Board except as expressly authorized, in accordance with Board Policy No. 9120. A Board member shall not represent his/her personal opinion as the position of the Board and shall include in all formal expressions in which his/her Board affiliation is likely to be recognized, such as letters to government officials or newspapers, speeches to organizations, and the like, a statement that the opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Board.

Board Seats: 
BoardSeatTerm StartTerm EndTitleAppointed By
Board of EducationThree-year Term01/01/201512/31/2017Board Member 
Committee:School CalendarChairperson01/07/201601/05/2017Board MemberSimmens, Todd
Committee:CurriculumCommittee Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board MemberSimmens, Todd
Committee:EBEA NegotiationsCommittee Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board MemberSimmens, Todd
Committee:PolicyCommittee Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board MemberSimmens, Todd
Committee:Student ServicesCommittee Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board MemberSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVacancy Appointment06/12/201412/31/2014Board MemberBoard of Education
Committee:FinanceCommittee Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board MemberCohen, Brad
Committee:PolicyCommittee Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board MemberCohen, Brad
Committee:CurriculumCommittee Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board MemberCohen, Brad
Committee:TechnologyCommittee Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board MemberCohen, Brad

Board Appointments: 
BoardSeatTerm StartTerm EndTitleAppointee
Board of EducationPresident01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President01/07/201601/05/2017Board Vice PresidentBecker, Vicki
Board of EducationPresident01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Board of EducationVice President01/08/201501/07/2016Board Vice PresidentBecker, Vicki
Board of EducationPresident01/09/201401/08/2015Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Board of EducationVice President01/09/201401/08/2015Board Vice PresidentHoward, Holly
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools07/01/201406/30/2018Ex Officio Member, Non-votingValeski, Victor
Committee:Community ProgramsEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:CurriculumEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:EBEA NegotiationsEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:EBPSA NegotiationsEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:Buildings and GroundsEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:FinanceEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:PolicyEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:School CalendarEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:Strategic PlanningEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:Student ServicesEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:TechnologyEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Committee:TransportationEx Officio Member01/07/201601/05/2017Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationPresident01/03/201301/09/2014Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President01/03/201312/31/2013Board Vice PresidentSpiegler, Kathleen
Board of EducationVacancy Appointment06/12/201412/31/2014Board MemberChiu, Susanna
Board of EducationPresident05/12/201101/03/2013Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President05/12/201101/03/2013Board Vice PresidentShaw, Meredith
Board of EducationPresident04/29/201005/12/2011Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President04/29/201005/12/2011Board Vice PresidentShaw, Meredith
Board of EducationPresident04/29/200904/29/2010Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President04/29/200904/29/2010Board Vice PresidentLuxenberg, Scott
Board of EducationPresident05/01/200804/29/2009Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President05/01/200804/29/2009Board Vice PresidentLuxenberg, Scott
Board of EducationPresident05/03/200705/01/2008Board PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationVice President05/03/200705/01/2008Board Vice PresidentLuxenberg, Scott
Board of EducationPresident05/04/200605/03/2007Board PresidentHoward, Holly
Board of EducationVice President05/04/200605/03/2007Board Vice PresidentSimmens, Todd
Board of EducationPresident05/05/200505/04/2006Board PresidentBaker, Michael
Board of EducationVice President05/05/200505/04/2006Board Vice PresidentHoward, Holly
Board of EducationVacancy Appointment08/18/200505/04/2006Board MemberShaw, Meredith
Board of EducationPresident05/06/200405/05/2005Board PresidentBaker, Michael
Board of EducationVice President05/06/200405/05/2005Board Vice PresidentHoward, Holly
Board of EducationPresident04/29/200305/06/2004Board PresidentBaker, Michael
Board of EducationVice President04/29/200305/06/2004Board Vice PresidentKing, Charles
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools07/01/200506/30/2008Ex Officio Member, Non-votingMagistro, Jo Ann
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools07/01/200806/30/2013Ex Officio Member, Non-votingMagistro, Jo Ann
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools03/01/200306/30/2005Ex Officio Member, Non-votingMagistro, Jo Ann
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools07/01/200002/28/2003Ex Officio Member, Non-votingSavedoff, Jamie
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools04/01/198906/30/2000Ex Officio Member, Non-votingKopko, John
Board of EducationSuperintendent of Schools07/01/201306/30/2014Ex Officio Member, Non-votingPiegari, Patrick
Committee:Buildings and GroundsEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:Community ProgramsEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:EBEA NegotiationsEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:FinanceEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:PolicyEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:Strategic PlanningEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:Student ServicesEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:CurriculumEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:TechnologyEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad
Committee:TransportationEx Officio Member01/08/201501/07/2016Board PresidentCohen, Brad