The board of education administers Fair Lawn's schools, including one high school, two middle schools and six…More elementary schools. Besides its offices at Thomas A. Edison School on Fair Lawn Avenue, the board also shares space with the Department of Buildings and Grounds and the Department of Transportation (housing the borough's school buses) on Bergen Avenue.
Bruce Watson is the superintendent of schools in Fair Lawn, while the board of education consists of nine members. Meetings are held monthly.
Fair Lawn Borough Department of Transportation, Buildings and Gr 5-01 Bergen Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ07410 The transportation and buildings and grounds departments both share space with the Fair Lawn Board of Education on…More Bergen Avenue. Part of the department of public works, the buildings and grounds department is responsible for maintaining and repairing the borough's properties. The board of education's transportation department houses and coordinates Fair Lawn's public school buses.
Fair Lawn Bible Church 11-09 Hopper Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ07410 Founded as the First Baptist Church of Fair Lawn in 1930, Fair Lawn Bible Church puts an emphasis on personal faith in…More Jesus Christ as savior and spreading of the gospel message throughout the world. In 1971, the church expanded to include Sunday school classrooms, a choir loft, increased seating capacity and a steeple. Fair Lawn Bible Church offers children's Bible club, pastoral counseling, men's and women's Bible classes, youth groups and family fellowships.
The recycling division collects recyclables, educates residents about Fair Lawn's recycling program and enforces…More recycling regulations for items such as paper, clothing, electronics and construction materials. Hazardous materials are not accepted for recycling.
Businesses submit a business recycling registration form and report their annual recycling tonnage to the borough. For residents, curbside recycling is cancelled when there are weather-related emergencies or when Fair Lawn schools are closed.
As part of New Jersey's Clean Communities Program, Fair Lawn receives grant money from the state each year for litter prevention and education. The borough has a "Litter Marshal Program" with more than 100 volunteers.
Ro Insler Taekwondo 37-01 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ07410 Established by Master Roseanne “Ro” Insler, Ro Insler Taekwondo offers Taekwondo and other martial…More arts training to students of all levels. Classes are held in a club-like setting and in different locations. From September to June, classes are held in the Thomas Edison School Gym; from July through August, they're held at the Fair Lawn Rescue Association.
Caputo's Catering 14-19 Parmelee Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ07410 The Caputo family has been serving up its specialties to the Fair lawn community for more than 50 years, and Caputo's…More Catering has made its home inside the Fair Lawn Athletic Club for the past 24 years. On the premises are a public dining room for lunch patrons and a banquet hall with a bar and dance floor for private events. Caputo's also does off-premise catering, including school lunches and corporate affairs.
The Mayor of Fair Lawn is a member of the borough council, presiding over council meetings with no separate…More policy-making power. Under the borough's Council-Manager form of government, the borough manager is appointed by five-member council as the municipal chief executive and administrative official.
Council members serve four-year terms, and the mayor is selected by the council at a re-organization meeting following each election season in odd-numbered years. Two or three council seats come up for election every other year.
Fair Lawn's current mayor is Democrat Joseph Tedeschi, whose term ends December 31, 2011. Tedeschi is also the director of the Fair Lawn Community Adult School. His office is located on the second floor of the municipal building.
The community school offers a wide array of continuing education classes for adults, as well as a set of classes for…More children. It is a non-profit enterprise sponsored and administered by the Board of Education with the cooperation of the Fair Lawn Community School Advisory Council. The school is self-sustaining and operates at no expense to taxpayers. Mayor Joseph Tedeschi is the school's director.
Classes are on weeknights during the evening hours. Offerings are in arts and crafts, business skills, community law, fitness and sports/dance, language arts, special interests, and theater, among other areas.