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First Step Taken In Land Swap Between Township, Board Of Education

First Step Taken In Land Swap Between Township, Board Of Education

The first steps in the property swap between the township and the Board of Education were taken the week of Sept. 24. Through the swap, the Board of Education will acquire about 13 acres of the Consolata Mission property on Route 27, and the township will get about six acres on Amwell Road, in the […]

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School Board Begins Look Into The Future

School Board Begins Look Into The Future

The Board of Education on Sept. 26 took its first step to look five years into the future. The board’s facilities committee met in its annual open meeting to discuss the upcoming Long Range Facility Plan. School districts in the state are required to update their long range plans at least once every five years. […]

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District Students Showing Achievement Improvements In Math, English Language Arts

District Students Showing Achievement Improvements In Math, English Language Arts

Students in grades Kindergarten to 9 made good strides in math during the last school year, the Board of Education was told at its last meeting. The students showed better growth during the 2017-18 school year than they had in the previous year, according to internal testing, the board was told at its July 26 […]

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Seamon, Steele Decide Against School Board Re-Election Bid

Seamon, Steele Decide Against School Board Re-Election Bid

              Only one of three Board of Education members whose seats are in contention this November will run for re-election. One of those open seats is being eyed by a former member whose re-election bid fell short last year. School board members Laurie Merris, Margaret Steele and Richard Seamon […]

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No Surprises In Final District State Aid Figures For 2018-19 School Year

No Surprises In Final District State Aid Figures For 2018-19 School Year

There were no surprises for district school officials July 13 when the state released the final aid numbers for the 2018-19 school year. The district will receive $13,966,339 in state aid for teh coming school year, according to information release by the state Department of Education. That represents a $477,486 – or 3.5 percent – […]

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School Board Honors 30 District Retirees

School Board Honors 30 District Retirees

The Board of Education June 21 honored 30 retired township employees. The employees ranged from teachers to office workers. Special mention was made of Rick Goetz, a 36-year veteran who most recently served as supervisor of maintenance, grounds and custodial services, and Maureen Manning, the assistant business administrator for 12 years. Those honored with a […]

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School Board Honors Outstanding Students

School Board Honors Outstanding Students

The district’s outstanding students were honored June 4 at a special Board of Education meeting. Students in the past have been honored at board meetings in April, May and June, but, schools Superintendent John Ravally said, this year students suggested a different approach. “We talked about the recognition the board likes to offer to our […]

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School Board Stays Local In Picking First Claremont Road School Vice-Principal

School Board Stays Local In Picking First Claremont Road School Vice-Principal

A 12-year educational veteran was named the first vice-principal of the new Claremont Road Elementary School May 24 by the Board of Education. Madlen Rizkalla will follow her former boss from Franklin Park School to the new elementary school, slated to open in September. She begins her new job on July 1 with a salary […]

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School District ‘Educators Of The Year’ Honored At Annual Breakfast

School District ‘Educators Of The Year’ Honored At Annual Breakfast

The school district’s educators of the year were honored May 24 in an annual breakfast held at the Imperia on Easton Avenue. Each of the district’s eight schools were represented by a teacher of the year and an educational services professional of the year. Introductions were made by building principals, and the awards were handed […]

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Safety Concerns Addressed By School, Police Officials At Symposium

Safety Concerns Addressed By School, Police Officials At Symposium

The idea of putting metal detectors in township schools “is not off the table,” a crowd of about 100 people was told March 29 at the township Safety Symposium held at Franklin Middle School. In response to a question from a township resident, schools Superintendent John Ravally said that the idea of putting some kind […]

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