Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders
94 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079
CONTACT: Deborah Turner-Fox, Clerk of the Board/Administrator
February 4, 2003
KIDS TAKEOVER COUNTY GOVERNMENT
SALEM -- Thirteen eighth-grade students from twelve Salem County schools will be "Honorary Freeholders" presiding over Wednesday evening's public meeting with their real Freeholders after previously examining daytime County government operations.
These student "government policy makers" will report on road engineering planning and construction, building management, central administration, human resources, business development, election preparation, jail regimen, nursing home, farm policy and mental/public health education.
Wednesday evening the Honorary Freeholders personally meet their adult counterparts and make recommendations on improving County government. Later, the students will officially be sworn in to their evening term of office by learning the proper protocol of running a public meeting and then presiding for the rest of the meeting.
In addition, another 47 students "job shadowed" employees Tuesday in 18 County departments viewing various types of work and discussing workplace educational requirements.
Job Shadowing Day is part of the Salem County Schools-To-Career Initiative.