Education

May 1, 2021

The April 29 Board of Education meeting primarily discussed the Board’s proposal for full-day kindergarten and redistricting which was ultimately approved by a four to two vote.  To begin the meeting, Donna Felezzola, School Business Administrator and Board Secretary provided the Correspondence ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley recommended the Board of Education approve Scenario 4 during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education. At the time she made her recommendation there were more than 200 people on the call.  Later in the evening the Board of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Happening now in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot is a protest and petition -rive by residents opposed to the plan to redistrict the elementary schools in town in order to make Universal Full Day Kindergarten a reality. They are collecting signatures on a petition to put ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — The Board of Education will hold its second Town Hall on Zoom at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, on the planned switch to Universal Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) and restructuring of the district into one Pre-K-2, one K-2 and two grades 3-5 schools. Last week almost 200 ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Two town halls, a survey of “stakeholders,” followed by a Board of Education meeting will take place in the coming two-and-a-half weeks. At the end of those meetings, and based on the survey results, Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley will recommend whether the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tri-M Music Honor Society at Governor Livingston High School has not let the challenges of performing during the pandemic stop them from delivering their annual music grams.  In recent years, the band and choir collaborated on serenading the student body during the ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in Roselle. Any educator or school personnel wishing to receive a vaccination must pre-register ...

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Mobile Vaccine Operation At Warinanco Park in Roselle Will Run From 1-8 p.m. UNION COUNTY, NJ----The Union County Board of Commissioners today announced the County will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th from 1-8 p.m. at Warinanco Park in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Two long-time employees of the school district will be retiring. Board of Education Business Administrator/Secretary Donna Felezzola will retire at the end of June and Assistant to the Superintendent Thomas Long will retire effective Oct. 1, 2021. Superintendent of Schools ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The message was clear at the #StopAsianHate Rally and Vigil Saturday at Memorial Field where close to 300 community members came in solidarity to support the Asian community.  "We are here today because hate crimes and harassment against Asian American Pacific Islanders ...

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The March 18th Board of Education meeting marked a year since the district first confronted the unanticipated reality brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Board of Education President Doug Reinstein elaborated on the district’s difficulties and commended the perseverance of students, parents, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — It will soon be possible to see the Township Council, Planning and Zoning board meetings, as well as township events, on a TV in your own home, not just on a computer or by being there in person. The council and Board of Education (BOE) have each approved a shared-services ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. The fourth grader struggles with mathematics, but it’s just one of the trials he has confronted in his short life. Six years ago, his family faced homelessness when his mom, Roneeka, lost her job. Fortunately, the family found Family Promise Union ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Friday, February 26 was Bob Segear’s last day getting to school at 6:30 a.m. and welcoming students and staff with his well known and loved phrase, “Thank you for coming to school today.”  Student Assistance Counselor at Governor Livingston High School since 2012, Segear ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Thursday night, members of the Board of Education approved a tentative $57.2 million school budget for the 2021-2022 school year. Of that amount, $45.3 million will be raised by taxes, with the remaining $11.9 million coming from revenues other than taxes.  The owner of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Public School District is proud to announce that Annie Corley-Hand, Principal of Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center since July 2009, has received the New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association’s (NJPSA) Visionary Principal of the Year ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In its new rankings of public schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report said New Jersey is the state with the country’s top education system and is number one in pre-school enrollment.        “Investments in our students are investments in the future of our state, and I am ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Club Z! Tutoring of North Jersey celebrated its official grand opening in New Providence on Sunday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Al Morgan was on hand to do the honor of cutting the ceremonial ribbon and welcome another new business to town. Club Z! Tutoring offers ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a three-page flyer sent to parents of Summit Public Schools students, the Summit School District has announced the expansion of in-person learning for students in Grades 6-12. The plan will begin as early as April 12, as the District "will be phasing out the Maroon and Gold rotation ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Columbia Middle School is offering a new elective for students in grades 7 and 8. CMS Outreach is an elective offered through the English Department that involves group-run service projects where the students research areas of need within the school, town, and broader ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — It’s been almost a year since district schools first switched to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But based on comments from Superintendent Melissa Varley, who spoke during the Citizen's Hearing at the Feb. 25 Board of Education meeting, there’s reason to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — A special relationship. A term used in politics to describe two countries and the unique circumstances that bring them together to cooperate on policy. The United States and Great Britain is the famous example on the international stage. Here, locally in New Jersey, it best ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — After the news that the district will have universal, all day kindergarten starting in September 2021, during the Board of Education’s last meeting, the governing body will meet again Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. for the second time this month. Contained within the Feb.

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Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million) TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New ...

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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. It’s the latest survey of school board members, administrators and ...

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The School District of the Chathams has scheduled a Parent Wellness Series presentation: Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents - via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Dr. Daniel Villars, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Only three buses were stuck in the snow, one in a snowbank, Monday afternoon, as they left Governor Livingston High School (GL), according to a statement from Superintendent of Schools Melissa Varley.  TAPinto learned of the situation at Hunterdon and Murray Hill ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Four school buses serving Governor Livingston High School are stuck in the snow at Hunterdon and Murray Hill boulevards, according to a report from Breaking News Network (BNN). The first report, which came around 12:45 p.m. said there were two buses stuck and that calls ...

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