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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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Updated: School District Administration Suggests Sept. 20 Start For 2018-19 School Year

Updated: School District Administration Suggests Sept. 20 Start For 2018-19 School Year

Update: The Board of Education adopted the proposed 2018-19 schedule that sets September 20 as the first day of school. Two parents spoke against the late start, saying it would be an inconvenience for parents, and that it would interfere with fall sports practices. Schools Superintendent John Ravally said the district is looking at ways […]

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School Board Reorganization: LaCorte New President, Singh Vice President

School Board Reorganization: LaCorte New President, Singh Vice President

Nancy LaCorte was voted president and Ardaman Singh vice president at the Board of Education’s reorganization meeting on Jan. 9. The winners of the 2016 election – newcomers Michele Shelton, Michael Smith and Nishita Desai – were also sworn in during the meeting. Both LaCorte and Singh are in the second year of their current […]

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Board Of Education Bids Farewell To Postonak, Stanley

Board Of Education Bids Farewell To Postonak, Stanley

The final Board of Education meeting of 2017 was also the last meeting for members Pat Stanley and Ed Potosnak. Neither Stanley nor Potosnak were re-elected in their November bids. Stanley made no public statement during the meeting, which featured an unusually light agenda. But Postosnak expressed thanks and had some requests. “I wanted to […]

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Updated: Franklin High School Principal Cheryl Clark Abruptly Resigns, Interim Appointed

Updated: Franklin High School Principal Cheryl Clark Abruptly Resigns, Interim Appointed

Update: As expected, the Board of Education Oct. 19 accepted the resignation of the Franklin High School principal, and appointed an interim. Former principal Cheryl Clark abruptly resigned Oct. 13, citing personal reasons. Without comment, the school board Oct. 19 accepted Clark’s resignation and appointed FHS vice-principal Beth Ebler as the school’s interim principal through […]

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