FLEMINGTON, NJ - Superintendent Kari McGann detailed the work the district is doing to follow its strategic plan at the Flemington-Raritan Board of Education's most recent meeting.

She announced progress in addressing the mental health of students, which included word that a crisis intervention team will be available sometime this year.

Also among the updates, all which connect back to the district’s strategic plan, were early details about the facility projects that need approval through a referendum.

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Electric service upgrades at Barley Sheaf Elementary School, Robert Hunter Elementary School, Francis A. Desmares Elementary School and Reading-Fleming Intermediate School are expected to begin May 4. Site work, like curbing, parking lot paving and drainage improvements at Barley Sheaf, Robert Hunter and Francis A. Desmares are expected to begin June 24.

Roof replacements will take place at Barley Sheaf, Robert Hunter and Copper Hill Elementary School on June 24. HVAC and dehumidification improvements (wiring and electrical work) will kick off Nov. 3 at Barley Sheaf, Robert Hunter, Francis A. Desmares, Reading-Fleming Intermediate and Copper Hill.

McGann said that Barley Sheaf, Robert Hunter and Copper Hill roof replacements must be done before other schools because the new roofs are required before any HVAC work on the rooftops can begin.

“We will do our best to make sure that things start on time, end on time and that people have communication and understand what is happening,” she said.

Communication “is absolutely critical” so that relationships of trust and respect form with stakeholders, McGann said.

The district has four goals as part of its strategic plan, namely continued collaboration with the faculty and staff to influence positive effect on the school climate and culture; support of continuous professional learning and data driven decision-making focused on continued improvement of student learning; refine the structure, procedures and processes in the service of children and the faculty within the Department of Special Services; and remain true to the values and beliefs of the district.