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Our Taxes: Board Of Education Approves Contracts For Supplies, Services

Our Taxes: Board Of Education Approves Contracts For Supplies, Services

The Board of Education awarded a number of contracts at its April 26 meeting. Contracts awarded were for: The purchase of security supplies from CDW for Cedar Hill Prep School in the amount of $1,136.87, using non-public funding, through Educational Services Commission of New Jersey. The purchase of security supplies from OnScene Technologies, Inc. for […]

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School Board Passes $178 Million Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease

School Board Passes $178 Million Budget With Slight Tax Rate Decrease

A $178 million budget for the 2018-19 school year that includes a slight decrease in the school portion of property taxes was approved April 26 by the Board of Education. The $178,220,898 total spending plan – an increase of $6,065,143 over the 2017-18 budget – includes funding for opening a new elementary school and placing […]

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Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Updated: School Board To Vote On Major Increase In Police Officers In Township Schools

Update: The Board of Education approved the tentative budget. The board will hold a public hearing on the budget at its April 26 meeting. Original Story: The 2018-19 school year could see a more-than tripling in the number of armed police officers in township schools. Included in the proposed 2018-19 school year budget set to […]

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Taxes At Work: School Board Approves Contracts, Construction Project Change Orders

Taxes At Work: School Board Approves Contracts, Construction Project Change Orders

The Board of Education at its Sept. 28 meeting approved a number of contracts for the current school year. The board approved: A $12,460 “as needed” contract with SHOOP SBA, of Fairfield to provide business office consultant services, to complete the transition of the full-time Assistant Superintendent for Business, from Aug. 22 to Oct. 31. […]

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School Board Awards Contract For Complete Rebuilding Of FHS Tennis Courts

School Board Awards Contract For Complete Rebuilding Of FHS Tennis Courts

Franklin High School tennis teams may have their real home court to play on come this spring. The Board of Education on Sept. 29 awarded an $847,917 contract to Halecon, Inc. of Bridgewater to reconstruct the school’s tennis courts, which haven’t been used in years. Schools Superintendent John Ravally said the contract was awarded at […]

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$1 Million State Grant Allows For Refund Of Pre-K Tuition

$1 Million State Grant Allows For Refund Of Pre-K Tuition

Township parents with children in the district’s Pre-K program are getting an unexpected surprise: a refund of the nearly $6,000 tuition. District officials announced Sept. 28 that the state has approved a $1.1 million Preschool Education Expansion Aid grant for the 2017-18 school year. The money will be used toward reimbursements of the tuition paid […]

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School Board Set To Vote On Superintendent’s 2017-18 Merit Goals

School Board Set To Vote On Superintendent’s 2017-18 Merit Goals

The Board of Education is set to vote Aug. 24 on a set of merit goals for schools Superintendent John Ravally that could be worth nearly $30,000. State law permits boards of education to approve merit bonuses for school superintendents, based on percentages of the superintendents’  salary. Ravally is in the first year of a […]

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Claremont Road School Construction Irks Neighbors

Claremont Road School Construction Irks Neighbors

Construction workers at the Claremont Road School site are ruffling the feathers of some of their neighbors. Two Marion Avenue residents appeared at the July 27 Board of Education meeting to ask the board members’ help with some issues with the workers. The residents were introduced by Lakeside Avenue resident Daryl Kipnis, an attorney who […]

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Schools Superintendent Gets New Contract, Salary Increase, In Line With State Regs

Schools Superintendent Gets New Contract, Salary Increase, In Line With State Regs

A new 5-year contract for the schools Superintendent was approved May 25 by the Board of Education. The $196,584 contract ups schools Superintendent John Ravally’s salary by nearly $20,000, and comes just two years into his original 5-year term. The move was made to bring Ravally’s salary in line with updated state regulations concerning schools […]

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Proposed School Rezoning Plan Unveiled To Relatively Few Public Comments

Proposed School Rezoning Plan Unveiled To Relatively Few Public Comments

There were more questions than comments May 16 when the school district’s proposed school rezoning plan was debuted to a packed house in the Franklin High School cafeteria. That could be a good thing, in terms of keeping district on schedule for getting the entire redistricting project finished in time for the 2018-19 school year. […]

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