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Livingston Board of Education Says Hard Goodbyes and Welcome Hellos

August 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – At an emotional Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting this week, members of the board paid tribute to the two rising Livingston High School (LHS) seniors who tragically lost their lives in a drowning accident at Ramapo Lake and an iconic former superintendent of the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) who also died earlier this month.

Following a moment of silence for ...

Community Mourns Loss of Two Livingston Students

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends.

“On behalf of the town council, the town employees and all of the residents, we express our heartfelt condolences to both families of the ...

Livingston Announces Intent to Hire Interim Superintendent

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) has announced that it intends to approve the hiring of Jim O’Neill as interim superintendent of Livingston Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year following the recent departure of Christina Steffner, whose resignation became effective on July 31.

Members of the board will take an official vote on ...

Families Invited to Open House at West Essex YMCA’s NAEYC-Accredited Peanut Shell Early Learning Center on Aug. 18

Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to an open house on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center, 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell is the only childcare center in Livingston accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It provides full- and part-time childcare for families in ...

Niche: Livingston Public Schools Rank Among Best in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Livingston Public Schools No. 5. It ranked Livingston High School No. 10 among all traditional public secondary schools in New Jersey.

Niche gave Livingston Public schools an overall letter grade of A+. The schools got an A+ for ...

Livingston Board and Community Debate Decision to Approve Superintendent's Resignation

LIVINGSTON, NJ – At a standing-room-only turnout of residents and educators who packed the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) headquarters meeting room on Monday, members of the community weighed in on the controversial 3-2 vote at last week’s LBOE meeting to accept the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner.

In addition, this special LBOE meeting brought out ...

Golda Och Academy Names Dennis Kozar Athletic Director

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Golda Och Academy in West Orange recently announces that Dennis Kozar will be taking over as the new athletic director in place of Janet Herman, who will be retiring after 25 years of dedicated service to the school.

Kozar has worked in the Upper School (grades 6-12) as a member of the health and physical education department and has also coached the Middle ...

Livingston Community Speaks Out About Superintendent’s Resignation

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Members of the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) community turned out in force at Wednesday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting to voice their opinions both in support of and opposition to the pending resignation of LPS Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner.

Although the resignation was added as a surprise agenda item only hours before the meeting ...

Livingston Public Schools Superintendent Resigns After Two Years 

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After two years of service to the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district, Superintendent Christina Steffner tendered her resignation on Wednesday during the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting. Members of the LBOE voted 3-2 in favor of approving her resignation, effective on July 31, 2018.

Although the resignation was added as an agenda item only a few hours ...

Seeking Reporter for Livingston Board of Education Meetings

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Do you have a passion for community news? TAPinto Livingston is currently seeking a reporter to regularly cover Livingston Board of Education meetings, held twice a month on Monday nights in the Administration Building located at 11 Foxcroft Drive (across from Heritage Middle School).

This is a freelance position, with the individual being paid on a story-by-story ...

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Families Invited to Open House at West Essex YMCA’s NAEYC-Accredited Peanut Shell Early Learning Center on Aug. 18

August 7, 2018

Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to an open house on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center, 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell is the only childcare center in Livingston accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It provides full- and part-time childcare for families in ...