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Renovation Contracts Ready To Go For First School District Building On Consolata

Renovation Contracts Ready To Go For First School District Building On Consolata

The Board of Education on May 23 conditionally approved nearly $2 million in contracts to prepare one of the buildings it will acquire on the former Consolata Missionaries property on Route 27. The three contracts are contingent upon the district and township closing on a property swap that both entities have approved. Under the deal, […]

Preliminary School District Budget Sees Slight Tax Reduction, Creation Of New Programs

Preliminary School District Budget Sees Slight Tax Reduction, Creation Of New Programs

Another increase in the value of township properties is contributing to a projected slight decrease in the school tax rate, the Board of Education’s business administrator said March 18. BA Jon Toth’s comments came during an open meeting of the school board’s finance committee, during which schools Superintendent John Ravally and Toth brought board members […]

Financial Considerations Lead to Cuts In Private School Busing, New School Start Times

Financial Considerations Lead to Cuts In Private School Busing, New School Start Times

Not all private school students will be afforded bus transportation by the school district this year. Students who attend Immaculate Conception School in Somerville;  Noor-ul-Iman School in Monmouth Junction and Timothy Christian School in Piscataway will not have district-supplied transportation, said district spokeswoman Mary Clark. Students who attend Bishop Ahr High School will not get […]

School Board Sets New Goals For Superintendent

School Board Sets New Goals For Superintendent

Schools Superintendent John Ravally stands to earn another $29,000 at the end of the upcoming school year, based on five goals approved Aug 23 by the Board of Education. As it does yearly, the board set three quantitative goals and two qualitative goals for Ravally, with tiered payments based on how much of each goal […]

Ravally: School Buildings Will Be Ready For Start Of School

Ravally: School Buildings Will Be Ready For Start Of School

There will still be a few loose ends to tie up, but for the most part, district schools will be ready to open on Sept. 20, the Board of Education was told at its Aug. 23 meeting. Schools Superintendent John Ravally gave the board its final update on the “One Less Move” referendum construction projects […]

Updated: Private School Students May Still Get District Buses In 2018-19 School Year

Updated: Private School Students May Still Get District Buses In 2018-19 School Year

Update: The Board of Education at its Aug. 23 meeting approved a $432,000 contract with the Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission of Piscataway to provide buses for private school students. Original Story: The question of whether the school district will provide bus transportation to private schools in the upcoming school year has not yet been […]

School Board Approves Nearly $30,000 In Superintendent’s Merit Pay

School Board Approves Nearly $30,000 In Superintendent’s Merit Pay

Nearly $30,000 in merit bonuses for the schools Superintendent were approved July 18 by the Board of Education. The bonuses were the result of schools Superintendent John Ravally meeting all of the performance goals set for him last year by the board. In total, Ravally earned $29,467.95 in the bonuses. Ravally is in the second […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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