Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders

94 Market Street. Salem, N.J. 08079

CONTACT: Deborah Turner-Fox, Clerk of the Board/Administrator      

February 4, 2004



SALEM -- Sixteen eighth-grade students from fourteen municipalities 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 construction, central administration, human resources, schools' funding, State judiciary operations, mental/public health education and offices of County Clerk and Sheriff.

Later, the students will take their ceremonial Oath of Office, learn the proper protocol of a public meeting and then preside till their terms expire at 9:00 PM.

In addition, another 32 students "job shadowed" daytime employees in 10 County departments viewing various types of work and discussing workplace educational requirements. State Court Operations Division of Vicinage 15 joined in the shadowing experience for the first time by sponsoring two students.

Job Shadowing Day is part of the Salem County Schools-To-Career Initiative.

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