Education

May 5, 2021

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Board of Education has approved a nearly $16.4 million budget for the 2021-2022 school year with $9.2 million to be raised through taxation. Property owners will see a 2.44 percent hike in their school taxes as the result of the total $228,374 increase in the tax levy, which ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Property owners will see their school taxes climb by 18.36% under the $4.1 million budget for the 2021-2022 school year approved by the Lake Como Board of Education. As a result of the nearly $487,000 jump in the school tax levy — from $2.65 million to $3.14 million — the tax ...

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BELMAR, NJ — David Hallman will retire at the end of the year as superintendent of Belmar Elementary School — a post he has held for a decade. “The last 10 years have been the most rewarding of my 30 years in education,” Hallman wrote in letter to the Board of Education announcing his decision.

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BELMAR, NJ — For the third marking period, 52 Belmar Elementary School students attained honor roll status, with more than one-half achieving the highest level of academic achievement. These 29 students made the high honor roll, earning a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related ...

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Schools get details of plan to postpone standardized tests and word on what to expect in the new school year.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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Students will still face a version of the mandatory exam in the fall. But questions on the details linger. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage.

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Music, art, theater all have ‘critical impact on our kids,’ educators say as they look to work within COVID-19 guidance. Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to ...

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Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by a team of Belmar Elementary School administrators and faculty members, highlighting its success in developing an instructional plan that has addressed student needs during the coronavirus pandemic. BELMAR, NJ — Teaching during a pandemic is no easy ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments in a move to accelerate the return to classroom instruction in more kindergarten through 12th-grade schools. During his March 24 coronavirus press briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy said that if masking ...

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Sweeney bill, with support of powerful players, wins quick endorsement from Senate Education Committee. Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read ...

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Districts will measure if students are learning at, above or below grade level in language arts, math and science. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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UPDATE: On March 1, Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility beginning on March 15 for prekindergarten to 12th-grade educators and support staff, as well as child care, transportation and additional public safety workers.  BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Belmar and ...

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It’s the latest survey of school board members, administrators and educators on pandemic’s effects Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read ...

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Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. NJ SPOTLIGHT — For all the fanfare surrounding Friday’s guidance from the ...

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Officials Also Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Address Educational, Mental Health Needs of Students TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey education officials are asking the federal government to waive standardize testing for this school year, maintaining that it is more important to focus on instructional time ...

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BELMAR, NJ — A total of 60 Belmar Elementary School students made the honor roll for the second marking period, led by the eighth-grade class with 28 students earning the academic distinction.  These 34 students were named to the high honor roll by achieving a grade of 93 or higher in all ...

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SPRING LAKE, NJ — The Woman’s Club of Spring Lake is now accepting applications for annual scholarship awards available to women in Monmouth County looking to return to college. “Returning Woman Scholarships” are available to women who have had an interruption in their education and are now ...

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Change, which governor says is necessitated by extraordinary school year, was backed by NJEA This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A new executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy will mean sweeping changes for the way teachers and students are evaluated for the 2020-2021 school year. Murphy, who has long said this isn’t a normal school year due to COVID-19, announced on January 11 that high school seniors won’t have ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Four incumbents took their oaths of office for new terms to the Belmar Board of Education during its annual reorganization meeting. While Kimberly Chek, Rebecca Herbert and Robert Preston began three-year terms during the January 7 virtual meeting, Mark Furey filled the one-year ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — Debra Russo returned to the Lake Como Board of Education for her third term — and seventh year as its president — as newcomer BethAnn Witte took her seat to fill an unexpired term during its annual reorganization meeting. In addition, Nicholas De Mauro Jr., who won election in ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School will reopen January 4 for classroom instruction — the first time since December 9 when there was a flurry of positive coronavirus exposures, followed by the school’s planned winter break. In a January 2 letter to families, School Superintendent David Hallman ...

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BELMAR, NJ — In-person instruction will not return to Belmar Elementary School for the rest of the year, as remote learning will continue to December 23 when the school’s winter break begins, according to school officials. All students have been learning remotely since December 10 after a staff ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Full remote learning for all students will continue at least through December 16 at Belmar Elementary School, where exposures to positive coronavirus tests results have caused multiple employees to quarantine. In a December 11 letter to families, School Superintendent David Hallman ...

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Weekend Party May Have Resulted in Student Exposure to Coronavirus BELMAR, NJ — In-person instruction at Belmar Elementary School has been suspended for December 10 and 11 after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus and multiple students attended a weekend party where a student from ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School plans to resume classroom instruction on Monday, November 30, following a two-week coronavirus-related closure that resulted in full remote learning for all students. However, school officials are asking families to consider keeping their children home for ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the first marking period, 62 sixth- through eighth-grade students at Belmar Elementary School have made the honor roll for their academic achievement. These 33 students placed on the high honor roll for earning a grade of 93 or higher in all subjects including related arts: ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new statewide poll found that New Jersey families want a better remote education experience for their children who have been forced to forego in-person learning as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group on behalf of JerseyCAN and the New ...

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In-Person Instruction Suspended through End of Thanksgiving Break with Full Remote Learning to Remain in Place  BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School will remain closed for classroom instruction through the Thanksgiving break after an individual at the school has tested positive for the ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Full remote learning for Belmar Elementary School students will continue through the end of the week, as school and health officials continue to investigate whether students were exposed to the coronavirus at a weekend party in the community. Classroom instruction was initially ...

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