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School District COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Scuttled Due To Low Supply

School District COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Scuttled Due To Low Supply

The plan for the school district to host a COVID-19 vaccine dispensing site for district employees has been put on hold by the state due to a lack of vaccine, a district official said on January 12. The news comes after more than 900 district employees signed up to receive the vaccine, district spokeswoman Mary […]

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

LaCorte, Singh, Returned To Lead Board Of Education

The Board of Education kept its top leadership, and two returning members and one new member were sworn in at the January 7 reorganization meeting. Board Member Nancy LaCorte was once again voted in as board president, and Board Member Ardaman Singh was re-installed as vice president. Sworn in were newly elected Board Member Bill […]

District Faculty/Staff Could Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By Late February

District Faculty/Staff Could Receive COVID-19 Vaccine By Late February

The school district’s faculty and staff could receive a COVID-19 vaccine by late February or March, a district official said on December 22. That’s because the school district’s application to become a provider site for a COVID-19 vaccine has been accepted, the schools Superintendent announced at the December 21 Board of Education meeting. The district […]

Increasing Coronavirus Impact On Schools Forces Return To Remote Learning

Increasing Coronavirus Impact On Schools Forces Return To Remote Learning

With about 150 school staffers out due to COVID-19-related issues, the school district on December 15 decided to temporarily pause in-person learning. The district will revert to remote learning from December 21 through January 19, according to a letter to parents from schools Superintendent John Ravally. Ravally wrote that on December 15, the district had […]

School District Cuts Ties With COVID Testing Group, Positive Cases Increase

School District Cuts Ties With COVID Testing Group, Positive Cases Increase

The school district has cut ties with the organization that has been administering weekly COVID-19 tests to students and staff due to issues with the test processing, a school district administrator said. The district has also stopped dealing with the lab processing the tests, the administrator said. That decision comes in the wake of the […]

Updated: Franklin Park School Staffer Is Covid-19 Victim; Overall School Cases Rise

Updated: Franklin Park School Staffer Is Covid-19 Victim; Overall School Cases Rise

Update: Five more faculty members and a contractor have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the number of positive coronavirus cases in the schools to 33 as of December 9. Original Story: A Franklin park school staff member died from the coronavirus as overall cases in the school district increase. The staffer was a lunch […]

Updated: Nine Positive Covid-19 Test Results Among Schools’ Staff, Students In October

Updated: Nine Positive Covid-19 Test Results Among Schools’ Staff, Students In October

Update: An outside contractor in contact with the district’s alternative program has tested positive for the coronavirus, district spokeswoman Mary Clark said on November 2. Original Story: Nine students and staff in township schools tested positive for the coronavirus during October, but that won’t affect the district’s hybrid opening plan, a district spokeswoman said on […]

Latest Hunterdon Central Racial Incident Spurs District To Mull Boycotting School Games

Latest Hunterdon Central Racial Incident Spurs District To Mull Boycotting School Games

Franklin High School athletes may not travel to Hunterdon Central Regional High School for games this year, the schools Superintendent said on September 24. Superintendent John Ravally said published reports of Hunterdon Central students mocking the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and taking a picture of their action, is causing the district to […]

Tempers Flare On School Board As Simmering Tensions Erupt

Tempers Flare On School Board As Simmering Tensions Erupt

Sparks flew on Elizabeth Avenue during the September 24 Board of Education meeting as long-simmering tensions among some members exploded into public view, culminating with one Board member calling another a bigot. Tensions between board member Pat Stanley and other members, including board president Nancy LaCorte, have been brewing for months. Stanley, whose political proclivities […]

School Board Picks Danielsen To Fill Unexpired Term

School Board Picks Danielsen To Fill Unexpired Term

Former Board of Education member Christine Danielsen was brought out of “retirement” on September 24 to serve out the remainder of an unexpired term. Danielsen will fill out the term left by Michelle Shelton, who resigned in August after moving out of the township. Shelton’s term expires on December 31. Danielsen is not stranger to […]

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