BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A presentation of a districtwide strategic plan looking to the future for township schools is scheduled to be presented by Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian at Monday night's Board of Education meeting, along with a special presentation on the William Annin sixth grade science program by teacher Chris Swanson.

The board's meeting agenda that is listed on the school district website includes other items looking ahead to the future, including a curriculum committee report on the textbooks to be purchased and in use in the 2019-20 school year.

The public meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Ridge High School Performing Arts Center, 268 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge.

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Public was invited last fall to have input into long-range strategic plan

The Board of Education hosted three evening sessions last October and November to hear community members, students, teachers and administrators brainstorm to share ideas on a long-range strategic plan.

 “We will be creating a shared vision for the district, discussing the strengths of the district, the challenges that we face, and ways in which we can tackle those challenges,” read the invitation to participate. y to that you are

Working groups collaborated on Ideas to help decide what’s important to the school community and the whole audience reconvened to shape specific goals and outline a plan to implement them.

The sessions were led by a field service representative for the N.J. School Boards Association. 

Personnel changes on Monday agenda

Monday night's agenda also includes proposed retirements, child care leaves, and appointments for both the current school year and next. The board is being asked to accept the retirement of Oak Street comuter teacher Tatyana Tadenev next year, two child care leaves for the 2019-20 school year, and the appointments for this year of ​Paul Galipeau​ as computer support technician at Ridge High School, and Michael Fricke as educational technology assistant.

A tentative $105 million school budget for the 2019-20 school year has already been presented, but is not on Monday's agenda. The public hearing is scheduled for the May 6 Board of Education meeting.

The meeting is scheduled to open with a presentation by student representative Maddie Athanasiou.