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New Elementary School Report Cards On The Horizon

New Elementary School Report Cards On The Horizon

Elementary school parents will see new report cards beginning with the 2019-20 school year. The new report cards are designed to be easier to read and present more information, said Dan Loughran, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The new school year will also usher in longer marking periods for the elementary schools, Loughren […]

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LaCorte, Singh Returned To Helm School Board; Returning Members Sworn In

LaCorte, Singh Returned To Helm School Board; Returning Members Sworn In

An incumbent and two returning Board of Education members were sworn in Jan. 3 at the board’s annual reorganization meeting. Also at the meeting, Nancy LaCorte was re-elected by board members as their president, and Ardaman Singh won re-election as board vice-president. Sworn in for new three-year terms were incumbent Lauri Merris and returning board […]

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School District To Survey Former Students

School District To Survey Former Students

The Board of Education wants to hear from former township students. The board at its Dec. 20 meeting approved the release of two surveys, one targeted to Franklin High School graduates in the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018, and a second aimed at students from all Franklin schools. The surveys will help the district […]

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School Board Members Bid Adieu To Two Of Their Own

School Board Members Bid Adieu To Two Of Their Own

The Board of Education Dec. 20 used the last meeting of the year to say thank-you and goodbye to two members who will not return next year. Bord members Margaret Steele and Rich Seamon decided not to run for re-election in November. Steele has served one four-year term, while Seamon has served more than 10 […]

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Hillcrest School ‘Future Ready’ Team Honored By Board Of Education

Hillcrest School ‘Future Ready’ Team Honored By Board Of Education

Hillcrest Elementary School has joined the list of township schools designated as “Future Ready.” The school’s “Future Ready” team was honored at the Nov. 29 Board of Education meeting. The New Jersey Future Ready Schools program is an offshoot of the national effort to boost digital learning in the nation’s schools. To be certified, schools […]

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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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