Board of Education

The Board of Education is comprised of seven members, including: the Mayor, four members appointed by the Mayor; two members who are elected by education district (New Haven is divided into two education districts) and two  non-voting positions filled student’s from New Haven Public Schools.  

Members appointed by the Mayor must be approved by the Board of Alders. Term, in years, for board membership are as follows: appointed (4), elected (4), students (2). 

The board oversees the management and control of the department responsible for public education in the city. This body shall have the entire charge, control and management of all the public schools in the City, and of the expenditure of all funds appropriated for the support and maintenance of said public schools.  

For a full list of the board’s powers and duties under Title I, Article VII, Section 3A of the Revised City Charter, click here.

Party Affiliation Name Address Term Expiration
Dem. Dr. Tamika Jackson-McArthur 50 Bellevue Rd 12/31/2021
Dem. Edward Joyner
130 Judwin Avenue 12/31/2021
Dem. Darnell Goldson
66 West Hills Road 12/31/2023
 Dem. Joseph Rodriguez 466 Middletown Ave 12/31/21
Unaf. Yesenia Rivera
133 West Rock Avenue 12/31/2020 
Dem. Larry Conaway   231 Colony Rd 12/31/2021
Dem.  Matthew Wilcox  1135 Forest Road 12/31/2022
Student Lihame Arouna   6/30/2021
Student Nico Rivera   6/30/2020
Dem. Ex-Officio Justin Elicker, Mayor City Hall