Franklin Township: No Tax Increase on 2017-2018 School District Budget

March 22, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - A slight decrease of will be included in the Board of Education's preliminary 2017-18 school district budget. 

The decrease represents a tax rate of $1.465 per $1000 of assessed valuation for the calendar year 2017 vs. $1.472 per $1000 for 2016. 

As a result of the decrease, a home with an assessed value of $200,000 thousand would see a $14.81 drop ...

Franklin Township School District Public Finance Committee Meeting Re-scheduled

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Board of Education Finance Committee has rescheduled its meeting from Monday, March 20, to Tuesday, March 21. 

The purpose of the meeting is for the presentation of the preliminary 2017-2018 school budget to the finance committee and public for questions and comments from both.  


South Brunswick High School Students Collect Crayons For Local Children's Hospital

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In our world today, children are limited in the ways they can express themselves.

Art is one of the few options that had held throughout the generations. It is a simple way children can be boundlessly creative and produce something they are proud of.

The best part is, giving children this opportunity can be as easy as providing them with just a few crayons and a sheet ...

Somerville Elks Sponsor Patriotic Art, Photo, Digital Contest for Students and Adults

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, determined to revitalize America's celebration of Flag Day, invites residents of central New Jersey to create inspiring and patriotic art for a new flag art, photography and digital image contest.T

he contest runs through May 1. Winners will be announced at the annual Flag Day Festival on Main Street on June 10.

Winners will ...

UPDATE: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Holds 2017-2018 Lottery

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Central Jersey College Prep Charter School recently posted the lottery results on their website,

Original Story:

Parents and prospective students huddled into the Central Jersey College Prep Charter School's auditorium Tuesday for their 2017-2018 enrollment lottery.

The school received 1,182 applications and only 122 slots were ...

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School Lottery for 2017-2018 school year will be held Tuesday

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Central Jersey College Prep Charter School will be holding a lottery for the 2017-2018 school year Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the school in the Somerset section of Franklin Township. 

The event is open to the public, and parents with applications are encouraged to attend. 

Due to the expansion approval granted by the New Jersey Department of Education last ...

Franklin Township: Elizabeth Avenue School Loves Reading How About You?

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Last Thursday was Read Across America Day and Elizabeth Avenue school commemorated the day with a week-long celebration.

The celebrations were wrapped up on Friday afternoon with the entire school lining the hallways reading their own books or sharing a book with a friend. The day was also Pajama day, a day where students and staff could wear their ...

UPDATE: Central Jersey College Prep Charter School is Granted Expansion Request by the New Jersey Department of Eduction

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Central Jersey College Prep Charter School was one of 15 schools approved for expansion by the New Jersey Department of Education on March 1. 

Their approval was granted through an amendment process that allows the school to expand outside of their renewal. 

"On behalf of the entire Central Jersey College Prep Charter School community, I thank ...

Franklin Township Public Schools Calls on Citizens to Celebrate Read Across America Day

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Franklin Township Board of Education adopted a resolution calling on the citizens in the township to endorse Read Across America Day and engage in programs and activities to ensure America's children are the best readers in the world. 

The resolution calls for every child to read with a caring adult in a safe place on the evening of March ...

New Brunswick BOE Joins Call to Halt Charter School Growth

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The issue is not about the quality of education in charter schools, or comparing test scores with traditional public schools. The issue, city school officials say, comes down to the money.

That’s the reason why New Brunswick Public Schools has joined several nearby districts in calling for the state to “place a moratorium” on charter school growth in ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 17, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

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