Three new members of the Jersey City Board of Education met on Jan. 5 with New Jersey Commissioner of Education David Hespe; Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, NJSBA executive director; and NJSBA field service staff to receive special training and discuss issues of importance to the district. Jersey City is the only state-run school district which has a school board with full governance authority.

In the photograph, from left, clockwise around the table: Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod; Hope Blackburn, Jersey City schools general counsel; Commissioner Hespe; Gerald Lyons, member, Jersey City Board of Education; Joel Torres, member, Jersey City board; Ramon Rivera, attorney for the Jersey City board ; Lorenzo Richardson, member, Jersey City board; Jesse Adams, NJSBA field service representative; Jane Kershner (with back to camera), director, NJSBA field services department; and Charlene Peterson (with back to camera), NJSBA field service representative.