Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Califon Public School Board of Education has rescheduled the regular December meeting from Wednesday, December 14, 2022 to Tuesday, December 20, 2022. The meeting will be held in the library of the Califon School located at 6 School Street, Califon, NJ. The meeting will begin at 7:00

Formal action will be taken.

Cheryl Zarra
Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Board of Education

2021-2022 Board of Education

  • Michele Cone Ed.D.: Chief School Administrator
  • Mr. Christopher Keiser:  President
  • Mr. Michael Reaves: Vice President
  • Ms. Rebecca Kipp-Newbold
  • Mrs. Rita Lemley
  • Mr. Netz Sacro
  • Mrs.Cheryl Zarra: Business Administrator

All correspondence for the Califon Board of Education should be directed to the BOE Secretary, Cheryl Zarra, at


Standing Committee Chairpersons & Members  2021-2022

***Please note that the first member listed is the chair.

  • Finance, Facilities & Transportation:  Mr. Christopher Keiser-  Mr. Michael Reaves
  • Legislation & Policy:  Mr. Michael Reaves - Ms. Rebecca Kipp-Newbold
  • Curriculum & Instruction:  Ms. Rebecca Kipp-Newbold - Ms. Rita Lemley
  • Personnel:  Ms. Rita Lemley - Mr. Netz Sacro
  • Negotiations:  Mr. Christopher Keiser - Ms. Rita Lemley
  • Long Range Planning/Shared Services -  Mr. Michael Reaves - Mr. Netz Sacro
  • N.J.S.B.A. Delegates : Mr. Christopher Keiser - Ms. Rebecca  Kipp- Newbold
  • Hunterdon / Warren SBA - Mr. Michael Reaves - Ms. Rebecca Kipp- Newbold  
  • Hunterdon County (ESC) - Mr. Michael Reaves - Ms. Rebecca Kipp-Newbold

Califon Board of Education regular meeting dates are the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Califon Public school unless otherwise noted below.


2022-2023 Meeting Schedule


January 19, 2022  

February 16, 2022

March 23, 2022

April 13, 2022*

April 27, 2022 - Public Hearing *

May 11, 2022*

June 15, 2022

July 20, 2022

August 17, 2022 rescheduled to 8/24/22

September 21, 2022

October 19, 2022

November 16, 2022

December 14, 2022*

January 4, 2023 Reorganization Meeting*






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Board Meeting Public Comment Guidelines

Anyone wishing to speak before the board may do so during the public commentary portion of the agenda.  The presenter shall give his/her name and address and make the presentation as brief as possible.  All comments will be acknowledged by the Board and if applicable, will be answered during the Board Comment section of the meeting.  Unless an extension of time is given, each speaker shall be limited to 3 minutes.   Speakers may offer suggestions or express their concerns. However, in public session, the board will not discuss concerns about individual students or staff members. Other, more appropriate, channels are available for expressing concerns about individual students or staff members.  Written comments may be submitted in writing prior to the meeting via email to or via mail to Califon Public School, 6 School Street, Califon, NJ  07830. Correspondence must be received no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the meeting. Both written and verbal comments must adhere to the 3 minute rule.  Written correspondence will be read aloud until the time limit has been reached. Duplicate comments will not be read but will be noted during the meeting. The Board President may terminate the remarks of any individual, when they do not adhere to the rules established above.