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Clark School Business Administrator Receives Award; Board Offers Moment of Silence for 9/11

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Jill Curran and Ed Grande congratulate Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso on obtaining Registered School Business Administrator Credits: Kristen Busch
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Jill Curran and Ed Grande congratulate Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso on obtaining Registered School Business Administrator Credits: Kristen Busch
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CLARK, NJ –  Business Administrator R. Paul Vizzuso was recognized Monday evening as part of the Board’s Showcase of Success.  Over the summer Vizzuso obtained the recognition of Registered School Business Administrator from the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.

“He came into our district at a time when we needed a strong financial person and he’s really help guide us in the right direction,” said Superintendent Ed Grande.

Before getting to the evening’s agenda, the Clark Board of Education stood together for a moment of silence honoring those who lost their lives during September 11, 2001.

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Board President Jill Curran also offered her thoughts on behalf of the Board to the Nelson family.  James A. Nelson, a port authority police officer, is the only Clark resident to have died that day.

The Board also offered their condolences to the family of Michael Truss, a longtime member of the Clark Board of Education.  “He started his term on the Board of Education in the late 60s and served for 30 years,” said Curran.  While the family was unable to attend Monday, a certificate acknowledging Truss’s service to Clark will be presented to them.

During his report, Grande explained several personnel changes on Monday night’s agenda.  The Board accepted the retirement of paraprofessional Joan Zawacki, effective January 1, 2018.  “Joan always went above and beyond for our students,” said Grande.  “She always gave everything she had.  We are going to miss Joan.”

Two administrator appointments were approved has well.  Doreen Babis was appointment as Director of Special Projects: Student Support Services overseeing guidance in addition to special services.  Lori Kowalski’s role has been expanded to Supervisor of Special Projects: Preschool, School Nursing, and 504 Plans/School Nurse.

“I’d be remiss if I didn’t say that that administrative reconfiguring saved us, as a district, $95,000 at a time when we could obviously use that funding,” explained Grande.

Grande also introduced two new teacher appointments.  Vincent Belcastro was appointed as an Italian teacher for Carl H. Kumpf Middle School.  Belcastro was in the audience and thanked the Board for the opportunity.  John Pinter was appointed to a maternity leave position as a math teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School.

“Coding for Cougars”, a new program being brought to Kumpf by Principal Rick Delmonaco was approved by the Board.  “It’s going to be an after-school STEAM program which will be a nice sequence to our elementary programs,” said Grande.  The program costs $75 for 12 hours of participation.  The second session will be reduced to $50 for students who completed the first 12 hours.

Grande thanked the various PTA groups throughout the district for the time and effort they put in to the schools.  The Frank K Hehnly Elementary School PTA donated three Solar Shades window coverings for the main foyer of the school.  Valley Road Elementary School’s PTA donated a double slide and swing to the school’s playground.

Upcoming Events

September 19 – Valley Road picture day

September 20 – Hehnly picture day

                           Kumpf’s “Schools to Watch” ceremony

September 21 – Schools closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah

September 22 – ALJ Underclassmen picture day

September 25 – ALJ Back to School Night

September 26 – Valley Road Back to School Night

                           Kumpf picture day

September 27 – Hehnly Back to School Night

September 28 – Kumpf Back to School Night

October 2 – ALJ College Fair

October 4 – Preschool Back to School Night

 

 

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