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New Bernards BOE Hires Include 'Director of School and Campus Safety' for $70K/Year

September 19, 2018

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Security moves are moving apace at Bernards Township schools, Superintendent Nick Markarian said after the Board of Education meeting on Monday night, Sept, 17.

The board hired Sean Kiernan as high school campus monitor at $21 per hour for five hours per day, filling the redefined position of parking lot attendant. Kiernan, who will be unarmed, will move around on foot ...

Bernards Township School Board Still Seeking Snow Solution for Ridge H.S. Track at Lee Field

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some progress was made Monday night toward a possible solution that would allow runners quicker access to the Ridge High School track following winter snowstorms.

Bernards Township school board members, in a straw vote, authorized the administration to see what could be done on a maximum $20,000 budget. It would likely entail buying some sort of snow blower and as much ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ — Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to ...

Bernards Township School Board Approves Personnel Slots and Salaries for Teachers, Administrators

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members voted Monday on administrative and teaching personnel slots for the upcoming school year.

Kristin Fox was named assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, at an annual salary of $151,500. She had been supervisor of social studies for 10 years. Her appointment fills the position left by Brian Heineman, ...

Retired Police Officer Appointed School Safety Director, Plan to Hire School Safety Officers Approved by BOE

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Recently retired Bernards Township police officer Hank Werner was appointed to the newly created job of director of school and campus safety by the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday night, Aug. 27.

Werner, who worked 24 years as a patrol officer on the local police force, will oversee all aspects of school security, fill a ...

Bernards School Board Mulls Purchase of Snow Blower, Cover for Ridge H.S. Track

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Bernards Township school board members on Monday discussed buying a covering for the Ridge High School track and a snow blower to allow quicker access to the running facility following winter snowstorms.

A custom-fit covering might cost about $15,000 to $16,000, administrators said. A tractor with snow blower, which would be used once the covering was down, might carry ...

Long-term Facilities Plan, Vote on Special School Security Officers, Coming up at Monday School Board

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A report on long-term facilities planning, as well as consideration of an agreement to share responsibility with the municipality for special law enforcement officers trained in school security, are among the items on Monday night's agenda for the Board of Education meeting.

 Business Administrator Roderic McLaughlin is scheduled to present ...

Bernards OKs Joint Agreement for Special School Security Officers; School Board Set to Vote Aug. 27

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Committee has pledged to hire and equip the school district's first specially trained school security officers, to be stationed at Ridge High School, while the Board of Education is expected to vote on Aug. 27 whether to pick up the salaries of the the part-time officers.

The Township Committee was first to approve the agreement between the ...

Cwerner Declines to Run for Bernards BOE Re-election; Four Have Filed For Ballot

BERNARDS, NJ - Longtime Bernards Township Board of Education member Beverly Darvin Cwerner won’t be a candidate for re-election.

A former board president, she is chair of personnel committee this year. She has been on the board since 2009.

Four people have filed and will be on the Nov. 5 ballot. There are three three-year terms and the remaining one year on another term.

Incumbents ...

Bernards Board of Education Approves Stipend Amounts for Ridge H.S. Coaches

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - School days take in more than classroom hours, with hundreds of students participating in sports and extracurricular activities. The Bernards Township Board of Education has set the salaries of coaches, music and drama organizers, club advisors and other activities.

Coaching stipends totaling nearly $300,000 at Ridge High School were approved July 23. They include ...


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