Quality Public Education for All New Jersey Students


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Garden State Coalition of Schools/GSCS

Founded 1992

Non-Partisan, Non-Profit Education Advocacy Organization

 GSCS is an association of approximately 100 school districts that serves 300,000 students. Led by a highly motivated volunteer membership,GSCS advocates at the state level for quality public education for New Jersey's children, and also serves its members and the public by maintaining high-level information services.

Contact: gscschools@gmail.com

 GSCS is Committed To:

  • Improving education for all students without diminishing quality
  • Focused advocacy with expertise in school funding
  • Emphasizing the inter-related issues of academic achievement, sound educational practices and equitable school finance
  • Continuing school programs that lead to high student achievement

Who Belongs to GSCS?

  • GSCS is a statewide organization, with members including a wide range of districts located from Camden County to Bergen County
  • Members include a unique mix of board of education members and superintendents, all of whom bring a broad perspective to GSCS initiatives

How Is the Coalition Organized?

  • The 24-school district Board of Trustees is guided by an Excutive Board of GSCS officers
  • Meetings are held monthly and all members are welcome.
  • GSCS has only one full time staff person and is funded solely through member district dues
  • Member districts join through a Board of Education resolution

What Makes GSCS Effective?

  • A highly motivated, volunteer membership committed to grass roots decision-making.
  • Nimble  organization and the ability to gather and analyze information and make recommendations quickly
  • A commitment to outreach and collaboration with education partners throughout NJ.
  • A constant presence in Trenton and the ability to mobilize local educators, state legislators and policymakers for decisive action.
  • A reputation for advocating for public support of public education for all children