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$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 […]

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 […]

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