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Lake Como Gives High School Graduates Roadside Salute Along Main Street

June 3, 2020

LAKE COMO, NJ — Academic pride is flying high above Main Street in Lake Como for 16 graduating seniors who live in the borough.

Banners with their names, high schools — and for many, their destinations after graduation — have been placed along each side of the business district’s thoroughfare. Since they were put up last week, the roadside salute has received a ...

NJ Department of Education Seeks Parent Feedback on Remote Learning, Return to School

TRENTON, NJ — The Department of Education is seeking feedback from parents on the remote learning practices instituted by school districts because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The online survey contains questions about the quality of remote learning and whether parents plan on sending their children back to school in September. Space is provided for comments as ...

NJ Education Officials: Schools Should Consider Screening Graduation Guests for Fevers

TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH).

The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three options for K-12 school commencement ceremonies: virtual, drive-thru/drive-in and ...

Gov. Murphy Allows Outdoor Graduations to Roll Out Beginning July 6

Belmar Elementary School Tentatively Sets Eighth-Grade Graduation for August 23

TRENTON, NJ — Outdoor graduation ceremonies that comply with social distancing will be permitted beginning July 6, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.

“Class of 2020, I am proud to say you will have the opportunity to join with your classmates and family to celebrate your graduation,” said Murphy ...

NJ State Police: Graduation Ceremonies, Gatherings Violate ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order

TRENTON, NJ — While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional graduation ceremonies, many plans could violate Gov. Murphy’s “stay-at-home” order.

In a letter to school administrators throughout the state on May 9, New Jersey State Police Col. Patrick J. Callahan said that any in-person ceremonies with 10 or more people should be ...

Lake Como School Board Approves $4.1 Million Budget for 2020-2021 School Year

LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como Board of Education has approved a $4.1 million budget for the 2020-2021 school year with $2.65 million to be raised through taxation.

Based on the tax levy, the tax rate will be $0.61 per $100 of assessed valuation. On a property assessed at $500,000, school taxes will be about $3,000 a year.

While the district will receive nearly $43,000 less in ...

Belmar School Taxes to Climb 2.2% for 2020-2021, $52 Annual Hike for Average Property Owner

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar property owners will see their school taxes rise by 2.2 percent under the school district’s 2020-2021 budget approved on April 30 by the Board of Education.

The nearly $14.2 million spending plan includes a $9 million tax levy — a nearly $195,000 hike over the previous year. That translates into a nearly $52 annual increase in school taxes for ...

With Closure of NJ Schools, Belmar Elementary Releases Plan for Remainder of Academic Year

Belmar School Superintendent Outlines Plan to 'Provide Best Possible Instruction' for Students

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that all New Jersey schools would remain closed for the remainder of the school year in an ongoing effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

"We have a single goal in mind: the safety and well-being of our children, and ...

Monmouth's High Tech High School Named Best STEM School in United States

Monmouth County's High Technology High School was recognized as the top Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) high school in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of high schools in America.

High Technology High School, located on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Middletown's Lincroft section, draws students from more than 40 ...

VIDEO: Belmar Elementary’s Fourth-Graders Watch Live as ‘Their’ Tree is Planted to Celebrate Arbor Day

BELMAR, NJ — For 12 years, it’s been an annual tradition at Belmar Elementary School. The fourth-grade class assists the borough’s Shade Tree Commission in planting the Arbor Day tree on the school grounds.

But during these days of home instruction and social distancing, the 13th annual event proceeded a bit differently on April 28. Instead of taking their turns ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 27, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors. TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate. 

You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 27, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors. TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate. 

You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

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STATEWIDE - You can soon drop your kid off at child care as you get a haircut, shop for new shoes, then meet a friend for a lovely outdoor lunch to chat about what summer camp your little cherubs might attend. Just don't dare lift any barbells or swing any tennis rackets, okay? That’s the message ...