Education

July 4, 2020

STAFFORD — It is an interesting time upon us here in New Jersey and throughout the nation in the arena of childhood education. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it quite obvious that most students will not be attending school five days a week this fall.  There is one area school that satisfies ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis sent an email message to Barnegat school district families earlier this week regarding reopening in September. The district is working on plans for a hybrid model of in-person instruction and remote learning.  Latwis asked parents to ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The Paycheck Protection Program provided critical funding to businesses during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 shut down. Join the region's chamber and the Small Business Administration in getting best steps towards repayment forgiveness beginning 11 a.m. The ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Barnegat High School’s Class of 2020 wasn’t the only one to go virtual when it came to graduation. At the middle school level, the transition from middle school to high school is known as a promotion.  Russell O. Brackman Middle School eighth graders just ended the year in a virtual ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat High School held its first of two graduations last night in a touching virtual rendition of pomp and circumstance. The good news is that plans are underway for the Class of 2020 to have a live and in-person graduation in July. Thanks to technology, most of the 232 ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – The faculty and staff at the Lillian M. Dunfee School already knew that the end of the 2019-2020 would be difficult. After all, with the planned reconfiguration, it would not just be fifth graders leaving their school family. COVID-19 may have shut down classrooms. However, it did ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional Boys Basketball program will again be offering summer basketball camp this summer.  They are under the direction of former head coach Eric Fierro and current coach John Pampalone.  Please spread the word so our area youth can have a great summer.  The weeks ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat’s Class of 2020 had every intention of pulling off the perfect prom. The committee planned for everything, with one exception. No one counted on a pandemic shutting down the gala event. Leave it to a group of moms to spring into action. It took them just one week to create a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - On Monday, the Barnegat Board of Education conducted another virtual meeting on the replacement of the HVAC system at the Brackman Middle School. Previously, the Board awarded a $1.7M contract to Framan Mechanical.  The contract will now go to EACM Corporation for a total amount of ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – The Ocean Township Board of Education has made it clear since the state closed in-classroom learning amid the pandemic. No matter what, they planned on some kind of recognition for sixth graduates of Waretown Elementary School. They are holding true to their promise. It certainly ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Those who don’t go beyond salacious headlines might think that in-depth coverage of anal sex represents a new addition to eighth grade public school curriculum.  One problem. The New Jersey Department of Education says otherwise. Barnegat parents may want to know the big picture when ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education has scheduled a special virtual meeting today at 5 pm. Board members will once again vote on approval of replacing the HVAC system at the Russell O. Brackman Middle School. On May 27th, the board unanimously awarded the $1.7M contract to Framan ...

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WARETOWN, NJ — Tonight's Ocean Township Board of Education heads to Zoom once again at 6:15 pm. The agenda items include a number of issues related to personnel and instruction.  It is available for review here. The Board will first vote on a new contract for Dr. Christopher Lommerin, ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – At a special meeting late this afternoon, Barnegat Board of Education members approved a $1.7M contract for the Russell O. Brackman Middle School Replacement Project. The Board of Education intends to use Capital Reserve Funds to finance the contract to Framan Mechanical. Of four ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  Earlier this month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis announced a new recognition achieved by the Barnegat School district. The Best Communities for Music Education has awarded the school district special designation for demonstrating outstanding achievement in efforts to ...

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STAFFORD — Today, Tuesday, May 26, NJ Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will be allowed to hold graduations outdoors effective July 6, 2020.  Proper social distancing must still be maintained. See article here. This has thrown a wrench in school districts planning their ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  At 5pm tomorrow, the Barnegat Board of Education will hold a special meeting. Like most recent board meetings,it will be a virtual gathering available for public view. Today's 5pm meeting deals with contract awards related to the Russell O. Brackman Middle School HVAC Replacement ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Phi Murphy has just released information regarding outdoor graduations. They will be permitted after July 6th. This is a breaking news story and will be updated as soon as local schools release their plans.    Updated: The Barnegat School district will be sending out a ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  Before the days of virtual learning, it's likely that many parents had no idea their children were afforded this opportunity. High school students may vy for the chance to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol. In Barnegat and Waretown, Congressman Andy Kim ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Yesterday, the Barnegat Board of Education approved a new five-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis. Under the new terms, Latwis receives a one-time salary increase of $5,000 and 2.5 percent annual increases. Although his present contract was not set to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - The Barnegat Board of Education will once again conduct its monthly meeting by virtual participation. However, members of the community will need to have some patience as today’s meeting starts in Executive Session at 3:30 pm.  The meeting will open with roll call and the flag ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  Here, at the Jersey shore, planes carrying banner ads are a regular thing come summer.  However, today's skyline message was designed with one group in mind. The Barnegat School District had a message for students. "Miss and Love Our Students - One Barnegat," read the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Last night, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Latwis sent out a short alert to Barnegat families within the district. That said, the surprise may help brighten the spirits of local residents without school aged children.  Today marks the day to head outside with cameras in ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – No doubt many parents and caregivers heard the shutdown of in-class sessions with mixed emotions. Even those who are teachers themselves find distance learning a bit of a balancing act.  When they’re open, local libraries have always played a supplemental role in education. In ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ - A Happy Hour filled with music and oysters is all set for this Saturday, May 9. Long Beach Township is continuing to preview Summer with a Happy Hour Facebook Live Watch Party featuring Chris Fritz from 3-4:30 p.m. and The Pickles from 5:30-7 p.m.   Immediately ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - When classes were still in session, Stephanie Faughnan, the Editor of TapintoBarnegat/Waretown shared her expertise with Digital Communications students at Barnegat High School. As an experienced journalist who currently writes for Tapinto, she spoke about ethical considerations, ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – In at least one regard, the news fell upon grateful ears. School leaders in both Barnegat and Ocean Township somewhat anticipated Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement today. Murphy had originally planned on waiting until May 10th to decide if students would return to ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - During this pandemic, many have rallied to come together to bring the Southern Regional Class of 2020 some positivity.  "As moms of seniors we know first hand what our seniors are going through," said Lori Ruff, "they deserve the special moments they have seen others before them ...

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WARETOWN, NJ –  Last month, Superintendent of Schools Christopher Lommerin put parents on notice regarding a reduction in state aid to the district.  The move puts more emphasis on tax revenue from Ocean Township homeowners. In voting on the 2020-2021 $12.2M budget, the Board of Education ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Inclusive of board members, approximately thirty people attended the Barnegat Board of Education’s virtual meeting on Tuesday. One of the main agenda items included approval of the nearly $68,5M budget for the 2020-2021 school year. Stephen Brennan MBA, CPA, and Business ...

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