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Updated: School District Previews 2021-22 Budget

Updated: School District Previews 2021-22 Budget

Update: The Board of Education adopted its preliminary budget at its March 17 meeting. Original Story: New teachers, a beefed-up remedial summer program and more safety and security measures in township schools are just some of the items the school district hopes to fund with its preliminary $172.1 million operating budget for the 2021-22 school […]

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School To Go Solar

Claremont Road School’s electricity will soon be supplied via solar energy, thanks to a decision made February 25 by the Board of Education. The Board voted to approve an $813,501 contract for the solar installation to EZNERGY NJ of Brick. The solar panels will be installed on the school’s roof. Board member Ed Potosnak said […]

School Board Gets Clean Bill Of Financial Health

School Board Gets Clean Bill Of Financial Health

The school district’s 2020 financial reporting was given the thumb’s-up on February 25 by district auditors. Districts must conduct audits of their financial reports each year, and a report submitted to the Board of Education along with a list of recommendations, if any. District auditor Gary Vinci told the Board at their meeting that he […]

School District Looks For Grant To Fund Summer Enrichment Program

School District Looks For Grant To Fund Summer Enrichment Program

The latest step in helping students who are suffering academically because of learning changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic was taken by the Board of Education at its January 28 meeting. The board during the meeting approved the submission of a grant application to the state Department of Education’s “Addressing Student Learning Loss” grant program. […]

More Positive Coronavirus Cases In Schools; Nov. 30 Opening Still Planned

More Positive Coronavirus Cases In Schools; Nov. 30 Opening Still Planned

Plans are being finalized for the November 30 return to hybrid in-person learning in township schools, even as several more cases of coronavirus infection in the district have been confirmed. Another seven people associated with district schools tested positive for the virus between November 2 and 19, according to district officials. District spokeswoman Mary Clark […]

$28K In Merit Bonuses Approved For Two School District Administrators

$28K In Merit Bonuses Approved For Two School District Administrators

More than $28,000 in merit bonuses for two district administrators were approved by the Board of Education at its August 27 meeting. Jonathan Toth, the district’s business administrator, earned $14,225.92 in bonuses, while Dan Loughren, the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, earned $14,281.73 in bonuses. The merit bonuses were based on percentages of the […]

Schools Superintendent Receives Final Merit Bonus Payment

Schools Superintendent Receives Final Merit Bonus Payment

The Board of Education on August 12 approved nearly $17,000 in merit bonuses for schools Superintendent John Ravally. This marks the last year that Ravally will be eligible for the bonuses. His new $230,000, 5-year contract, ratified in June, eliminates the bonuses in favor of a higher base salary than in previous contracts. Ravally was […]

Schools Chief Gets New $230k Contract, Merit Bonus Eliminated

Schools Chief Gets New $230k Contract, Merit Bonus Eliminated

The Board of Education on June 18 approved a renegotiated contract with the schools Superintendent that gives him a hefty base salary increase while eliminating merit bonuses. Under the new five-year contract, Ravally’s salary will be $230,573 for the 2020-21 school year, $235,184 for the 2021-22 school year, $239,888 for the 2022-23 school year, $244,686 […]

School Board Introduces $168M 20-21 Spending Plan

School Board Introduces $168M 20-21 Spending Plan

A $168 million preliminary budget for the 2020-2021 school year was adopted March 23 by the Board of Education. The board met in a conference call due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The $167,943,278 estimated operating budget is up nearly $3 million, or 2 percent, from the 2019-20 figure of $165,027,353. The budget is powered […]

$29K Merit Goal Package For Schools Superintendent Approved By School Board

$29K Merit Goal Package For Schools Superintendent Approved By School Board

A series of five goals worth up to more than $29,000 for schools Superintendent John Ravally was approved at the Aug. 22 Board of Education meeting. The merit bonuses are part of Ravally’s salary package; Ravally is in the third year of a five-year contract which carries a base salary of $191,000, up to $196,584 […]

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