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Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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GSCS Meetings CALENDAR 2018--2019 and Proposed '19-'20 Calendar
GSCS Meeting Calendar 2018-2019


2018-2019 Meetings*

  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, September 26, 2018*: Guest Speaker--New Jersey Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean
  • Board Meeting: No October Board Meeting

    GSCS at NJSBA Fall Conference (October): GSCS Members and friends will have two chances to join us at the NJSBA Fall Conference later this month. On Tuesday, October 23, at 1 pm in Room 411 of the Convention Center, GSCS will partner with the NJASA Legislative Committee and Department of Education personnel for a feedback session on NJ's charter school situation. On Wednesday, October 24, at 1 pm in Room 304 of the Convention Center, GSCS will continue its tradition of co-hosting the NJSBA's Legislative Update, featuring prominent NJ legislators, with time for audience Q&A. Make time for both sessions!

    (The GSCS Action Lab, originally scheduled for 10 am on Thursday, October 25, has been cancelled.)

  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7pm.  (Evening meeting, Ridgewood Board of Education Office, 49 Cottage Place, Ridgewood, NJ)  Guest Speaker--Senator Kristin M. Corrado (R-40)
  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  Guest Speaker--Senate President Steve Sweeney, discussion the recommendations in the "Path to Progress" report.
  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Guest Speaker--John Mooney, Journalist and Founding Editor, New Jersey Spotlight
  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7 pm(Evening meeting, William Allen Middle School (WAMS) Media Center, 801 North Stanwick Road, Moorestown, NJ  08057): Guest speakers: Senator Troy Singleton and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy.
  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Guest Speakers--George Scott (Statewide Resource Coordinator, Traumatic Loss Coalition) and Maureen Brogan (Statewide Traumatic Loss Coordinator, Traumatic Loss Coalition)
  • Board Meeting: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Guest Speaker (tentative)--Senator Linda Greenstein, LD-14, Member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee [N.B.: 3:30 pm at West Windsor-Plainsboro BOE Multipurpose Room, Central Office, 321 Village Road East, West Windor]. 
  • Annual Meeting (tentative): Wednesday, May 29, 8:30-12 pm at the Forsgate, Monroe Township


*All Board meetings are at 3:30 PM at the East Brunswick Board of Education Office, unless otherwise noted.


Proposed Meeting Schedule for '19-'20 (pending final approval at the Annual Meeting)



  • September: Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 3:30 pm, East Brunswick BOE
  • October: Open meeting at the NJSBA Fall Conference, Oct. 21-24 (tba)
  • November: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, possible evening meeting (North)
  • December: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 3:30 pm, East Brunswick BOE
  • January: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 3:30 pm, East Brunswick BOE
  • February: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, possible evening meeting (South/Central)
  • March: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:30 pm, East Brunswick BOE
  • April: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 3:30 pm, East Brunswick BOE
  • May: Wednesday, May 27, 8:30 am-11:30 am.  Annual Meeting, Forsgate or tba.



Garden State Coalition of Schools
160 W. State Street, Trenton New Jersey 08608