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Noonan Addresses Board Of Education Goals Tuesday Night

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MADISON, NJ - Interim Superintendent Richard Noonan addressed the Madison Board of Education in his new role regarding the establishment of formal goals. In dealing with major projects and other issues, he said, decisions “should be informed by one set of goals.”  

He noted of the demands on the board that “your most important job is the hiring of a superintendent.”  He said there are high quality candidates and that community input is important.

The second objective, he said, is financial planning. “Districts are struggling with a limited financial environment,” he said.  The annual budget will help the board project a clear outlook over the next three years, especially regarding the physical playing field.

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Another focus is strengthening student achievement. “What are we doing to broaden our goal of inspiring our kids for lifelong learning?”  

Communication, Noonan said, “is a challenge everywhere. We should increase our presence on social media. This is the world in which people live now.”

Another avenue would be working closely with town officials and outside professionals. “That’s no small task to bring all of this to successful fruition,” he said. He added the formal goals were not a matter to debate that evening, but “just to put those issues into play.”

In a discussion on policy issues, Noonan encouraged capitalizing on Rosenet, the borough’s website and developing a stronger link.

Building and Grounds Chair Coen said she will have a report at the Jan. 24 meeting, but that work on Madison Junior School and Madison High School will begin in June. STEM construction at the high school calls for soil erosion and sediment certification, which was approved by the board.

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