Developing a successful school board budget is never an easy task. Developing a successful school budget during lean financial times is especially challenging. But school districts can rise to, and overcome, the challenge.

This district offers a practical, three-pronged approach to providing a free, thorough and efficient education for all students. Keys to success, as seen by Burlington Township school officials, are being advocates; being innovative in the way that services are delivered; and being transparent with the community, especially during challenging times. This district is prepared to share ideas on ways to encourage transparency, and build a better budget.


Mary Ann Bell, assistant superintendent for business and operations, [email protected].

Selected for presentation at NJSBA Centennial Workshop 2014