BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ An update on district testing, and a progress report on a proposed change in the Ridge High School master schedule are scheduled to be presented at the Bernards Board of Education  at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14.

The meeting is due to be held in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School, 268 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge.

The district testing report is scheduled to be outlined by Kristin Fox, Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction for the township school system. 

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The Ridge master plan update will be presented to the school board by Drew Krause, Ridge High School principal, and Michael Fackelman, supervisor of fine and practical Arts.

The agenda also includes a number of personnel changes, including accepting the planned retirements of Mary Centore, Ridge science teacher, and Science Teacher Ridge High School and Mark Fabio, music teacher at Ridge and the William Annin Middle School.

The Ridge PAC also will be the location of a candidates' night for Bernards School Board candidates competing for three, three-year seats in the Nov. 5 election. The forum is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. 

The public is invited to meet the candidates at the moderated question and answer session, learn candidates' plans for Bernards Township schools, and have questions answered in advance of the upcoming school board election. Five candidates, including three newcomers and two incumbents already serving, are seeking the three seats on the board.

The candidate forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters and will be conducted in cooperation with Ridge High School students.

Filing for the first time are: Lauren Beckman, Ruchika S. Hira, and Stephanus “Iwan” Juwana.

Karen Gray, currently the board vice president and chairwoman of the curriculum committee, is running for another term. Suzanne Schafer Skalski, who won election last November and began a one-year term in January, is now seeking a full three-year term.