District Discussing Potential Budget Reductions, Resident Encourages Using Banked Cap Money

February 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Discussions are continuing for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District’s 2018-2019 budget, and up for consideration are cuts to address the budget shortfall.

A full presentation is expected at the Feb. 27 meeting.

According to board of education member, and finance committee chairman, Barry Walker, the district presented a list of items that are being ...

BRRSD Superintendent: District Maintains Comprehensive Safety Plan, Works Regularly With Police to Keep Students, Staff Safe

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick sent a message to parents and community members Friday regarding security and safety in the district following the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida, Wednesday.

In the message, Lazovick outlined new response protocols for the district, plans regarding regular drills and the ...

BOE Holds Moment of Silence in Memory of BRHS Junior, Discusses District Response in Wake of Tragedy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education held a moment of silence in memory of Bridgewater-Raritan High School junior Francine Wang, who died Jan. 27 in Chimney Rock Park.

Superintendent Russell Lazovick thanked district staff and others who came together to support students, parents and administration in the wake of the tragedy.

“The staff really did step up,” he said, citing ...

Hamilton Primary Receives Farm to School Grant for Outdoor Garden

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School was one of nine schools around the state to receive grant money to develop Farm To School activities, according to a release from the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture.

According to the release, the department announced $10,000 in competitive mini grants. The schools chosen currently participate and administer the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

Malek Sworn in to Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zachary Malek was sworn in as the final member of the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education during Tuesday night's meeting.

Malek won the second open seat on the board of education in November's elections. He was not sworn in at the January reorganization meeting because of paperwork the district was waiting on from the state regarding a background check and ...

BOE Reopens Conversations on Instituting Higher and Additional Activity Fees at BRHS and BRMS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With budget discussions underway, and concerns rising about the funds available to cover facilities and other major expenditures, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education has opened discussion again on the possibility of instituting additional fees for participating in activities at the high school and middle school level.

In 2010, the board of education ...

The Center School of Somerset Transition Program

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Center School’s Transition program is designed to assist students, ages 18-21, in making a smooth transition from high school to adult life.

The Center School, located in Somerset, NJ is a private, non-profit, state-accredited facility for bright, learning-disabled students.  The Center School partners with local businesses to offer our students ...

St. Ann Students Hold Wax Museum to Celebrate Historical Figures

RARITAN, NJ - Fifth grade students at St. Ann School, in Raritan, held a Wax Museum performance to kick off Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28.

Students picked different figures to portray from throughout the years, including Walt Disney, Betsy Ross, Jacqueline Kennedy and Alexander Hamilton. They took their places in the morning, and then each gave a 40-second speech about their person when ...

St. Ann School Celebrates Law Enforcement Officers

RARITAN, NJ - St. Ann School, in Raritan, invited law enforcement from Raritan, Bridgewater and the prosecutor's office to visit the school and talk to the students.

Students asked questions, sang songs and handed each officer a flower to thank them for their service.

BRRSD Exploring Options to Increase Revenue in the District for 2018-2019 Budget

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the realization that the district is looking at a $2.2 million deficit between revenue and expenditures for the 2018-2019 budget, the administration is looking for ways of expanding revenue without increasing taxes more than the allowed 2 percent.

At this point, the finance committee has been presented with a spreadsheet showing an anticipated revenue of $153.5 ...

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