Chatham BOE Passes Preliminary Budget; Changes Expected for April 16 Public Hearing to Include Mental Health, Security

March 20, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education voted, 8-0, to pass its preliminary budget for the 2018/2019 school year, but signaled changes that will include mental health and safety additions - and likely two second proposals for public approval - at its regular meeting held Monday night.

Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa presented the preliminary budget in place of finance chairman ...

Chatham High Computer Science Teacher Hajdu Recognized by the National Center for Women & Information Technology

Chatham High School Computer Science teacher John Hajdu has been recognized by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) with the 2017 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.

The Educator Award is conferred upon educators who have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging young women’s aspirations in computing.

“In this day and age, innovation ...

Chatham Township to Offer Workshop on the Dangers of Vaping, March 27

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter and the township committee have scheduled an informational workshop on the dangers of vaping set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 in the Chatham Township Municipal Building, 58 Meyersville Rd.

Health educator Cristina Martins will present at the workshop, which includes electronic nicotine delivery systems, aka ENDS.

Gov. Murphy's Budget Means 7.8 Percent Rise in Chatham School District State Funding; Still Less than 2009-2010 Aid

CHATHAM, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's first budget introduced this week will mean a 7.8 percent rise in state funding for the School District of the Chathams.

According to Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa, Chatham "will receive an increase of $169,154, or 7.8 percent, in state aid for fiscal year 2019."

LaSusa calculates that it will "put us at ...

Chatham High School Principal on Walk-Out: "I Am Very Proud of Our Students"

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High students received high grades for their organization and participation in the walk-out conducted Wednesday morning as part of the National School Walkout to protest gun violence.

Hundreds gathered outside the front of Chatham High for the walkout, held one month after 17 students and teachers were killed by accused gunman Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...

Chatham High Students Sophie Andrews and Robert Novak Receive Awards at Research Science Fair

Chatham High School students Sophie Andrews and Robert Novak presented research projects at the 2018  Nokia NJ Research Science Fair on March 9-10 at Rutgers. Both students received awards.

Andrews presented on the detection of melanoma via deep learning. She used artificial intelligence methods to train the computer to recognize the images of melanoma and differentiate them from images ...

Chatham Borough Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Urging President Trump, Elected Members to Enact Gun Reforms

CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution it intends to send to President Donald Trump and elected officials at all levels of government urging the enactment of "common sense, multi-faceted reforms to prevent gun violence in our school communities," at its regular meeting on Monday night.

Chatham Borough Council President Len ...

Chatham Schools Will Open on Time Monday, March 12 - Except for Southern Boulevard which Will Have a Delayed Opening

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa announced Sunday afternoon that power had been restored to five of the six schools in the district and that school will open on time Monday, March 12, except for Southern Bouelvard School, which will operate on a two-hour delayed opening.

Afternoon kindergarten at Southern Boulevard School Monday is cancelled.

LaSusa also addressed the ...

Chatham Superintendent: "Without power at so many schools, it is impossible to open"; Power Only at Middle School

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported Saturday morning that Chatham schools are still without full power except for the Chatham Middle School. Milton Avenue School and Milton Avenue School have partial power.

"Without power at so many schools, it is impossible to open," LaSusa said in an email message to parents.

Snow days will be taken from the Spring Break ...

Chatham Schools Closed Friday, March 9 Due to Continued Power Outage at Chatham High, Lafayette and Washington


Chatham schools will be closed today, Friday, March 9. Chatham High School, Lafayette Avenue School, and Washington Avenue School remain without power.

Milton Avenue School has partial power. The Board of Education offices have no internet or phone services.

Information about after school and weekend events will be sent as we have it.  Adjustments to the school ...

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Library of the Chathams Seeks ESL Volunteer Tutors

March 13, 2018

Would you like to join our group of volunteer tutors? The Library of The Chathams is starting its first English as a Second Language program. The pilot program will run for 8 consecutive Thursdays from May 3 through June 21.

Teaching experience is helpful but not necessary.  We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed and have good language skills. To apply, ...