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New Jersey State Board of Education

Contact Information

Office of the State Board

The office serves as a liaison between the Commissioner and the State Board of Education and between the State Board and the public. The office provides support services to the State Board by coordinating the board's meetings and public testimony sessions. It also coordinates the board's special projects and committees. In addition, the office is responsible for the administrative code review process and the equivalency and waiver process. It provides administrative services for State Board-related activities, and it also prepares and conducts orientation for new board members and senior staff.

NOTE: The State Board Office does not oversee the issuance of educator licenses/certificates, General Educational Development (GED) test results or high school transcripts.

Director: Diane Shoener
Phone: 609-984-6024
Email address:


P.L. 2008, c. 36 eliminated the role of the State Board of Education in determining appeals from Commissioner of Education decisions. All decisions of the Commissioner now constitute final agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1 et seq. Therefore, appeals of Commissioner's decisions should be filed directly with the Appellate Division of the Superior Court. The State Board no longer has authority to consider any appeal of a Commissioner's decision.