BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The tradition of naming Teachers of the Year at the end of the school year is scheduled to take place at Monday's scheduled Board of Education "virtual meeting," even if the teachers won't be able to accept their awards in person.
In previous years, the teachers receiving the award were usually on hand to receive plaques, and to be lauded and introduced by the principals of their respective school buildings.
However, since March, education has moved online in township schools, and so the 2019-20 Teachers of the Year will also be lauded remotely, according to the Board of Education agenda posted online.
Monday's virtual meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Instructions to participate in the virtual meeting are due to be posted by 6 p.m. on Monday, June 1, at www.bernardsboe.com.
School staff members retiring in the 2019-20 school year also are on the agenda be acknowledged at Monday's meeting.
The board is also scheduled approve personnel changes in assignments, leaves, locations, and salaries for the 2020-21 school year, the agenda says.
Other proposed personnel approvals on the agenda, to be implemented in the 2020-21 school year, include:
_ Approve child care leave for Jennifer O’Neill, special education teacher, at Cedar Hill elementary school year.
_ Appoint Angela DiPetta as a grade 4 teacher at Liberty Corner elementary school.
_ Appoint Donna Keefe as teacher at Mount Prospect elementary school, with the grade to be decided.
_ Appoint Heather Leichtman as special education ABA teacher at Mount Prospect elementary school.