Friday, April 12, 2013
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District has information available for those interested in a seat on the Board of Education.
The following press release was submitted by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District has announced it has information available for citizens interested in running for a vacant seat on the board of education. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education will have two full three-year terms open for Scotch Plains and one full three-year term open for Fanwood in the November annual school election, Deborah Sardaki, spokesperson for the school board, announced. Candidates must file a nominating petition with the Office of the Union County Clerk located at 2 Broad St., Room 113 in Elizabeth to get their name on the ballot for the annual school election. The current deadline to submit the nominating …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Although the Board of Education is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars less in the proposed 2013-14 budget, federal sequestration could cause a rise in costs for taxpayers.
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education has presented a preliminary budget at the past two board meetings, which included anticipated revenue and expenditures that could mean a 1.7 percent increase for Scotch Plains residents and a 2.11 percent increase for Fanwood residents, however this is reliant on whether or not state funding is cut due to sequestration. School Board President Trip Whitehouse made it clear that although percentages could go up on average, the board is spending less money overall, it is just a matter of state funding, which the board will get the final numbers of on Feb. 28. Business Administrator Deborah Saridaki said it was recommended that due to the potential federal sequestration that the board only budget …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
There will be two public budget presentations at Terrill and Park Middle and then a public hearing at the BOE Administrative offices.
Tuesday, February 26
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education. Scotch Plains-Fanwood Proposed Budget
Monday, February 25, 2013
The board voted at the Feb. 21 meeting to purchase a nearly one acre piece property adjacent to Terrill Middle School.
A last minute addition to the business agenda at the Feb. 21 Board of Education meeting was the purchase of a piece of property directly next to Terrill Middle School for $223,000, which was passed by the board with one no vote. The piece of land in question is directly to the right of Terrill Middle School where you would say the entrance is, Board President Trip Whitehouse said. Currently there is a house on the nearly one acre property, which will have to be removed, according to Business Administrator Deborah Saridaki. Whitehouse added that the contract to purchase the property is dependent on it adhering to all environmental standards. Initially, Whitehouse said he was not in support of the purchase of the land and did not think …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The following items will be discussed at Thursday evening's Board of Education meeting.
Thursday, February 21
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education. SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION Regular Public Meeting February 21, 2013 7:30 p.m. Executive Session / 8:00 p.m. Public Session CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: p.m Regular Public Meeting Agenda February 21, 2013 BOARD PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT: The New Jersey Open Public Meeting Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be published by having the date, time and place …
Mathematics Supervisor John Veninger of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district urged the board to renew the Everyday Math program as early as possible.
At the Feb. 14 Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education meeting, Mathematics Supervisor John Veninger made a presentation on the successes of the Everyday Math program and encouraged the board to renew the program to the 2012 version. Many of the board members found Veninger’s presentation informative and helpful and they seemed to agree that renewing the program would be in the best interest of the children. The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education will be voting on the renewal of the Everyday Math program at the Feb. 21 meeting. Veninger informed the board that last year’s goal of the mathematics department was to align the programs with the content standards of the common core standards put forth by the state. Now that the programs…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The board will discuss renewing the Everyday Math program, as well as the 2013-2014 district budget on Feb. 14.
Thursday, February 14
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education. SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION Open Agenda Meeting February 14, 2013 7:30 p.m. Executive Session / 8:00 p.m. Public Session Open Meeting Agenda February 14, 2013 BOARD PRESIDENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT: The New Jersey Open Public Meeting Law was enacted to insure the right of the public to have advance notice of and to attend the meetings of public bodies at which any business affecting their interests is discussed or acted upon. In accordance with the provisions of this Act, the Scotch Plains- Fanwood Board of Education has caused notice of this meeting to be published by having the date, time and place thereof posted at the Board of Education …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education announced Thursday evening that the schools will hold a single session day in wake of the impending storm.
Scotch Plains-Fanwood Schools will follow a Single Session schedule on Feb 8 due to the snow storm expected to hit this area. Dismissal Times are as follows: High School at 12:08 p.m., middle schools at 12:20 p.m. and elementary schools at 12:40 p.m. Due to the early dismissal no lunches will be served. All after school activities are cancelled and there will be no YMCA AfterCare.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Michael Lewis of Fanwood is hoping the Board of Ed will not "rush judgement" on updating the Math Curriculum with a new version of "Everyday Math."
(Letter to the Editor) To the Scotch Plains - Fanwood Board of Education: I am writing today in an attempt to forestall a "rush to judgment" on the merits of updating a Math Curriculum based on "Everyday Math". My personal disdain for the program is no secret. I have no doubt that is is both easier and less expensive to implement an update as to install a completely new program. Moreover, I have come to the conclusion that there is actually a certain amount of parental support for "Everyday Math". Finally, by all appearances our students are testing in a satisfactory manner. It is precisely because of these factors that the accompanying report by the Bridgewater-Raritan School District is so interesting. If one reads the first …
Friday, January 25, 2013
PTA members and students presented the board with certificates of appreciation.
Members of the Board of Education were honored with Certificates of Appreciation by PTA’s and students at the Jan. 24 Board of Education meeting. PTA Council President Marci Bowman addressed the board on Board Appreciation Month and offered the board members cookies before each school made their presentation honoring a board member. “We’re all very appreciative of what you do and your commitment to the students of our district and the hard work you do,“ Bowman said. “Never doubt that what you do does in fact make a difference and we very much appreciate it.” The first to present was SPFHS PTA President Gina Giacona and her son Justin Giacona who honored board member Douglas Layne. Justin read aloud the certificate of appreciation …