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School Board Splits Over Policy Change Limiting Sponsorships To Franklin High School

School Board Splits Over Policy Change Limiting Sponsorships To Franklin High School

A divided Board of Education on March 23 introduced major changes to its policy regulating sponsorship signage, and who in the district can solicit sponsors. The changes restrict sponsorship advertising – such as banners – to only the high school athletic complex, meaning the football stadium and the gym. The underlying policy, which was approved […]








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Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools’ Water

Elevated Lead Levels Found In Seven District Schools’ Water

Nearly three dozen water sources in seven township schools contain levels of lead higher than is considered safe by federal standards. The levels of lead found in the water ranged from 15.6 parts per billion (ppb) to 1,720 ppb. Federal guidelines recommend that lead levels in water in excess of 15 ppb be remediated because […]








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State Champion Lady Warriors Meet Fans In Autograph Session

State Champion Lady Warriors Meet Fans In Autograph Session

Fans of the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team got a chance March 23 to meet the team and get a ppiece of memorabilia signed. The event was a “meet-and-greet” session set up in part of the gym. It was announced mainly to students throughot the district, but parents showed up, too. They came […]








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FHS Visual Artists Display Their Work In Annual Exhibit

FHS Visual Artists Display Their Work In Annual Exhibit

Hundreds of pieces of original artwork created by Franklin High School students went on display to the public March 22 in the annual Youth Art Month exhibit. The pieces represented the full gamut of visual arts, from drawings, to paintings, to sculpture, to computer animation and video. “It’s an opportunity for our students’ work to […]








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Updated: School District Proposed Budget Carries Slight Tax Decrease

Updated: School District Proposed Budget Carries Slight Tax Decrease

Update: The Board of Education approved the preliminary budget at its March 23 meeting. Board member Pat Stanley abstained on the vote because, she said, she had not had enough time to review it. The budget is now under review by teh county superintendent, and is expected to be finally approved after an April public […]








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History! Lady Warriors Win First State Tournament Of Champions With Buzzer-Beater

History! Lady Warriors Win First State Tournament Of Champions With Buzzer-Beater

TRENTON – On paper, it wasn’t supposed to happen. But in their hearts, they knew they could do it. In what can only be described as an epic battle, the Franklin High School Lady Warriors basketball team fought back from an early double-digit deficit on March 20 to defeat the Manasquan High School Warriors, 50-48, […]








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Assemblyman Danielsen Top Fundraiser In St. Baldrick’s Drive

Assemblyman Danielsen Top Fundraiser In St. Baldrick’s Drive

State Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17) figures that he’s collected about $100,000 in the 10 years he’s been a fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds research into childhood cancer. And although he says that helping kids get a second chance is “the most righteous thing” he’s ever done, this year his fundraising efforts had extra motivation. […]








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Township Council Green-Lights Sidewalk Program Around FMS

Township Council Green-Lights Sidewalk Program Around FMS

The Township Council gave the green light March 7 to a sidewalk program that will affect about 150 property owners around Franklin Middle School. The council met in a special session to consider the project, during which a number of area residents spoke in favor of or against the plan. The $750,000 program will install […]








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Central Jersey College Prep Holds Enrollment Lottery

Central Jersey College Prep Holds Enrollment Lottery

More than 200 prospective students and their hopeful parents crowded into the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School’s auditorium March 7 for the school’s annual enrollment lottery. The reality was that most of them would go home disappointed; although the school received more than 1,000 applications, there were fewer than 130 slots open for next […]








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