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Franklin Township Welcomes Students to New School 

September 20, 2018

FRANKLIN PARK, NJ — Franklin Township’s newest elementary school is now officially open for business.

On Thursday, teachers and members of the board of education welcomed students and parents to the new Claremont Elementary School to mark the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

The school’s ‘Cool Cat’ mascots, Clare and Monte stood by waving and hugging the ...

Franklin High School Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin High School student Arnav Tolat, has been named as Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship® Program. Tolat is among 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

He has an opportunity to continue in the competition for a chance to earn one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 ...

NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

TRENTON, NJ – The Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the Commissioner of Education about the proposed changes being considered for the PARCC test as part of a plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment. The committees sought to ensure that the proposed changes do not interfere with the delivery ...

Franklin Township: Panel Says, Parents Play Key Role In School Safety

SOMERSET, NJ - Parents play a large role in keeping kids safe at school, according to a panel discussing the issue at the Franklin Township Public Library Monday night.

“We need to play ‘cop’ at home,” retired Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Chief Tim Pino said. “We see children speaking out (about school violence), they need to be heard.”

Close to ...

Hundreds of Backpacks Filled with School Supplies Distributed

SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive.

The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies. The drive collected new backpacks filled with essential school supplies — such as pens, ...

BOE Approves Non-Public Student Busing Contract Just In Time For New School Year Service (UPDATE)

SOMERSET, NJ - UPDATE: Not all of the private school students who received bussing last year will have busing this year, according to Mary Clark, the district’s coordinator of policies, regulations, and communications.

The decrease in bus coverage is due to the lack of acceptable bids offered by vendors through the Educational Services Commission for the routes needed, according to ...

Franklin Township: Back to School Safety Panel Locked In and Ready to Start the Conversation

SOMERSET, NJ – Franklin Township residents are invited to bring their ideas, concerns, and most pressing questions to the Back to School Safety Panel Discussion, to be held at the Franklin Township Public Library (FTPL) on Monday, September 10th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The discussion, which is being co-sponsored by Grades 4 Life and TAPinto Franklin Township, was organized to give ...

Franklin Township: Superintendent Merit Goals Set for 2018-2019 School Year

SOMERSET, NJ - If all goes according to plan Franklin Township Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Ravally will earn a bonus at the end of the upcoming school year, more minority students will be enrolled in AP classes, the grade level English Language Arts proficiency of 5th and 6th grade students will increase, and more high school students will attend class. 

Ravally, ...

BOE Approves Non-Public Student Busing Contract Just In Time For New School Year Service

SOMERSET, NJ - UPDATE: Not all of the private school students who received bussing last year will have busing this year, according to Mary Clark, the district’s coordinator of policies, regulations, and communications.

The decrease in bus coverage is due to the lack of acceptable bids offered by vendors through the Educational Services Commission for the routes needed, according to ...

Franklin Township: Back to School Safety Panel Discussion Set for September 10

SOMERSET, NJ - The public is invited to attend a back to school safety panel discussion at the Franklin Township Public Library, Monday, Sept. 10, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

The community event will be hosted by the FTPL, and co-sponsored by Grades 4 Life, and TAPinto Franklin Township. 

Franklin High School student, Jerijah McCray will moderate a panel made up of ...

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