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Armed Police Officers in Fair Lawn Elementary Schools a Possibility

April 18, 2018

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Pushback is abounding over the Board of Education’s proposal to place armed retired police officers in the district’s elementary schools for added safety measures in the wake of the Parkland Shooting.

At a work session Monday, April 16 that included council members Gail Rottenstrich and Josh Reinitz, Fair Lawn Police Chief Glen Cauwels explained to a ...

Glen Rock BOE Looks to Streamline Parent Fee Collection for Sports, Clubs

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Two weeks ahead of their April 24 budget adoption, school officials will keep a proposed $150,000 appropriation for activity fees in their 2018-2019 budget, but will work to streamline the collection process for next year.

Activity fees are collected from participant families.

At a board meeting on April 10, trustees had the option of keeping the ...

Glen Rock Byrd School Traffic Study Results Scheduled to be Presented to Public April 19

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Traffic flow issues around the schools have been a complaint for years and while small changes have helped incrementally, according to Mayor Bruce Packer, study results are being released to the public on April 19 with suggested solutions.

On March 28, Packer said, "Based upon feedback and the engineer's input, there are some creative options to redirect ...

Glen Rock's Communications & Community School Director Andrea Tahinos to Retire

GLEN ROCK, NJ – After a decade of service at Glen Rock Schools, Andrea Tahinos, the director of district communications and the Community School, will retire from the district on July 1.

"My position is unique in that it requires a balance between serving as administrator for the Glen Rock Community School and director of communications for the Glen Rock School District," ...

Glen Rock BOE Introduces $54.4M Spending Plan, Taxes Up $250 on Average Home

GLEN ROCK – By a majority vote, the Board of Education approved its tentative $54.4 million 2018-19 school budget on March 27.

Six members voted to approve the tentative budget, including Kevin Brennan, Edmund Hayward, Sharon Scarpelli, Bryon Torsiello, Sanjiv Orhi and Rona McNabola, while Sheldon Hirschberg voted no and Elizabeth Carr abstained.

Out of ...

Fair Lawn Students Become "Weather Kids" on NBC 4 Newscast

FAIR LAWN, NJ - Impressed by Westmoreland Elementary School's Good Will Ambassadors Club, NBC 4 New York Meteorologist Erica Grow visited the school on March 28 in conjunction with the station’s “Weather Kids” program.

"This morning's experience and live weather broadcast from Westmoreland School was an exceptional and exciting learning opportunity for our ...

Update: Fair Lawn BOE Announces New High School Principal, Start Date: Aug. 1

Editor's Note: The original article listed the principal's salary as $191,600, which was inaccurate. The accurate salary is listed below.

FAIR LAWN – West Milford’s former principal, Paul Gorski, will replace James Marcella, who announced his retirement late last year, as Fair Lawn High School’s new principal.

Gorski will be paid $161,900 annually and will begin ...

Fair Lawn School Budget Introduced at $103.4M, Up $5M Over Last Year

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Education leaders unanimously introduced a $103.4 million spending plan for the 2018-2019 school year last night.

This year’s proposed budget, proposed on March 26, is up about $5 million from last year’s spending plan and calls for $90.2 million to be raised by taxes – a $4 million increase from last year’s tax levy. 

Based on last ...

Osback Girls Celebrate "Teacher of the Year" Awards

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council honored two Osback family members for both being named 2018 "Teacher of the Year" in New Jersey.

Kelly Braff, 29, teaches kindergarten at the Radburn Elementary School, and her sister, Tracy Osback, 27, teaches first grade at the Anna L. Klein School in Guttenberg, NJ, a Hudson County town.

Katie Osback, 26, is a teacher, as well.

Byrd School Principal Linda Weber Retires Leaving Legacy of Student Inclusion  

GLEN ROCK, NJ – For more than two decades, Linda Weber has dedicated her professional life to social change, creating a culture of resilience for children, she says. And at year’s end, the educator, who has served as the director of special education for the Allendale school district and has served as the principal of Byrd School in Glen Rock for the past 16 years will retire, leaving ...

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Former School Employers Can Now Share Teacher Criminal Behavior With Prospective Employers

April 12, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed today by the governor.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the protection of our students.  ...