BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The newly-revised website for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is now up and running.

The makeover at www.brrsd.org is still going on, but for now, the site appears to be a welcome change from its predecessor, according to board members.

“It’s (like) moving into a new house from an old house,” said board member A.J. Joshi. “The old site had a lot of clutter.”

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The revamped site appears cleaner, utilizing larger type, and also featuring dark blue as the predominant trim color. It is powered by Finalsite, a web company commonly used by school districts for their sites.

“It looks great,” said Joshi of the revitalized site. He added that sentiment also went for the mobile version of the site.



The update is still ongoing, however, as school principals' welcome messages and other items, such as school board agendas and meeting minutes, are in the process of being uploaded from the previous site to the new one.

The new site is expected to be fully operational by the time the new school year starts in September, and member Melanie Thiesse said it should be ready to go when the district’s teachers come back from summer vacation.

“It’s a work in progress,” added Joshi.



On another note, concerning athletics in the district, board member Barry Walker said that an issue regarding physicals has to be addressed now, with the fall sports season at Bridgewater-Raritan High School quickly approaching. Assistant superintendent Daniel Silvia said that information is required from physicians and the athletic director, including on concussions.

The high school is due to receive some 50 new football helmets this year that will aid administrators and coaches in monitoring impacts, to better diagnose concussions and related head trauma.

Walker also suggested requiring physicials for members of the school’s marching band, along with its student-athletes, and “more sooner than later," in his words. Although it seems like a major change, he said, there is a policy in existence.