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Board of Trustees

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School Building

Current Trustees:

Richard Hernandez, Board Chair

Brian Nevel, Treasurer

Allison Bowman

Michael Thomas Duffy

Peter Hantes

Everett Johnson

Tenia Peterson

Karma B. Warren

Traci Wright

Non-Voting Members:

Nathan Duguid, GOLCS High School Class of 2024


Gifted & Talented Education:

Individuals may file a complaint for noncompliance regarding the Gifted & Talend Education Act by contact



Board Meeting Materials

Board agenda and minutes can be accessed here.

Board Meeting Dates & Times

July 25, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
The location for the meeting is 17-19 Crawford St., Newark, New Jersey.

The Board of Education of the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School of Newark will hold the following regular meetings during the 2024-25 school year, at which action may be taken. All meetings will start at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and be held at a GOLCS campus: 

  • July 25 (17-19 Crawford St.) 
  • August 27 (240 14th Avenue) (Retreat: 4 pm. Regular Meeting: 6 pm)
  • September 19 (909 Broad St.)
  • October 24 (909 Broad St.)
  • November 21 (909 Broad St.)
  • December 12 (909 Broad St.)
  • January 23 (308 S. 9th St.)
  • February 20 (24 Maiden Lane)
  • March 20 (823 South 16th St.)
  • April 29 (17-19 Crawford St.)
  • May 29 (240 14th Avenue)
  • June 19 (24 Maiden Lane)

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c. 231, a retreat of the Board of Education of the Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is scheduled for Thursday, August 27, 2024 at 4:00pm at Heights Middle School located at 240 14th Avenue. To the extent known, the agenda will include goals for 2024-2025. The Board of Education will meet in executive session if necessary. No formal action will be taken.
Meetings are open to the public.