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School District Looking For Temporary Personnel Director

The school district is in search of a temporary personnel director. The former director, Gail Reicheg, left earlier this month to accept a similar position in the Moorestown, Burlington County, school system. Schools Superintendent Edward Seto said he already has a number of resumes from people interested in the job. The Board of Education at […]

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School District’s Largest Bus Contractor Files For Bankruptcy, Routes In Limbo

School district officials are waiting to see what happens in the bankruptcy proceedings of the Staten Island, N.Y. based bus company that transports nearly half of the district’s 8,000 students. Atlantic Express Transportation Corp., which has an office in New Brunswick, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The company is offering itself up […]

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School Board to Seto: Look Into Privatizing Teachers’ Aides

School Board to Seto: Look Into Privatizing Teachers’ Aides

Schools Superintendent Edward Seto on Dec. 19 was given the green light to study privatizing the school district’s 125 paraprofessionals next year. The approval came in the form of a Board of Education resolution which also included direction to study all other possible cost-cutting measures, including limiting the use of consultants. Board vice president Eva […]

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School Board Member: Probably No Referendum Until September 2014

It’s looking as though the school district’s planned $85 million referendum won’t be held until at least September. Board member Richard Seamon told his colleagues at the Dec. 12 meeting that the district had not yet heard back from the state Department of Education on grant requests that would help offset the project’s largest costs, […]

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Seto to School Board: Consider Privatizing Teachers’ Aides

Seto to School Board: Consider Privatizing Teachers’ Aides

For the third time in three years, schools Superintendent Edward Seto has suggested privatizing the district’s paraprofessionals. Seto made his latest suggestion at the Board of Education’s Dec. 12 meeting. The board will discuss the proposal at its Dec. 19 meeting, board president Julia Presley said in an email. The district’s roughly 125 paraprofessionals – […]

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Update: District Poised to Fire Former Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School Assistant Principal Following Hunterdon County Drug Arrest

Update: District Poised to Fire Former Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School Assistant Principal Following Hunterdon County Drug Arrest

The former assistant principal of Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School was going to be fired had he not resigned on Dec. 8, according to the district schools Superintendent. John Norton notified the district on Dec. 8 that he would be resigning his position for “personal reasons,” and sent in a  letter stating the same on Dec. […]

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School Board Member: Board Is ‘So Fractured, We Cannot Function’ (Updated)

School Board Member: Board Is ‘So Fractured, We Cannot Function’ (Updated)

Deep divisions among groups of members and a feeling of overall failure permeate the 2013 self-evaluations completed earlier this year by the Board of Education members. “We are so fractured we cannot function,” one board member commented. “Plus, we are forcing the administration to spend time and money on board related in fighting (sic). My […]

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Schools Superintendent: No Pay Increase for Substitute Teachers

Schools Superintendent: No Pay Increase for Substitute Teachers

The school district administration will not support a requested reversal of a pay cut instituted this year for substitute teachers, schools Superintendent Edward Seto said Nov. 14. Nor will the administration support a previously promised bonus for those substitute teachers who worked more than 120 days in the 2012-2013 school year, he said. “I’m not […]

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Substitute Teachers’ Pay Cut to be Re-Examined by School Board

Substitute Teachers’ Pay Cut to be Re-Examined by School Board

Pressured by two months of lobbying and calls to organize, the Board of Education will take another look at a pay cut that has angered the district’s substitute teachers. School board president Julia Presley said at the Oct. 17 board meeting that the board’s personnel committee will review an earlier decision to cut the teachers’ […]

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School Board Approves $8.4 Million Energy Saving Project

The school district is preparing to embark on an $8.4 million project predicted to save about 30 percent of the district’s energy costs. An “Energy Savings Improvement Program” was approved by the board at its Sept. 26 meeting. Through the program, the district is predicted to see cuts in energy as well as service and […]

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