Superintendent of Millburn Schools Update


Open Forum Sunday

I invite you to join us for the 11th annual Board of Education Open Forum on Sunday from 1-3 pm at the Millburn Public Library. This “Conversation with Dr. Burton and the Board” is a great opportunity for us to share information about projects and programs of the school district and to hear from you. 

We are just beginning the budget process for the 2018-2019 school year.  The first presentation about the budget will take place at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting at 7:45 pm.  Also at this meeting, we will hear from architect, Greg Somjen, who will update us on the plans for the Phase II Referendum projects.  See the full agenda here.

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Future Ready Schools

Millburn Schools are moving ahead in our efforts to certify all of our schools as Future Ready, to join the High School that was certified in 2017. Future Ready Schools - New Jersey, a coalition of NJIT, the NJSBA, and the NJDOE, is a certification program designed to support the organization of schools' and districts' efforts through the national Future Ready Framework to best prepare their students for success in the digital age, while fostering and enabling collaboration both within and between schools and districts throughout the state of New Jersey.

I’m very pleased to announce that our Technology Director, Evan Abramson, has been namedas the Chair of the Technology Committee for Future Ready Schools-New Jersey.  While he continues advancing our future readiness here, he will also be leading over 80 administrators and educators from all over the state in the creation of the 2018 indicators which will help district leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential. 

I will be serving as co-chair of the Community Partnerships subcommittee of the Leadership Committee for Future Ready Schools.

Winter Wellness

There are several opportunities coming up to support parents and students in learning ways to avoid negative stress and anxiety.

The Millburn High School A.C.E. (Addressing Adversity * Creating Balance * Enhancing Communication) program offers activities and reminders for students about ways to bring balance into their lives.  Today’s recommendation is the Resilient Child Summit available online, for parents, free of charge, from January 22-26, 2018. 

MMAC – Empower Hour  (January 30 at 11 a.m. at the Public Library)

This month’s Empower Hour continues the very important conversation about Vaping that began with our Consortium Wellness Presentation in November.  This has been a hot topic this week. Channel 2 News ran a story that referenced Millburn’s strict disciplinary actions for any students discovered with e-cigarettes or paraphernalia.  A news article quoted Nancy Kislin and other panelists from our November presentation.  Please be aware of the dangers of this current trend, and learn more at Empower Hour. 

“DISCONNECTED -- How To Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids”

The next Consortium Wellness presentation will be in Berkeley Heights on February 7, covering another topic of concern for parents and educators – how to re-connect our families in the digital age. All community members are welcome to attend.

How about connecting with your family with some popcorn and a movie? It’s National Popcorn Day…enjoy a bowl of everyone’s favorite snack.

Have a great weekend!

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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

February 19, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Township Recreation Department announced that it is accepting memberships for the township pool, tennis and golf facilities. The memberships are available to all Millburn Township residents and the applications are available online.

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Letter to the Editor: New Jersey’s Out-of-Network Bill is a Huge Blow to the Middle-Class

April 8, 2018

As Trenton currently looks to balance the budget, once again it’s our state’s hardest working citizens who will be left holding the bag. This time, though, it will be the hardworking office and ancillary staff from our small business private medical practices.  A bill called “The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection Bill” A-2039/S-485 looks poised to make ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, April 26, 11:00 AM

Bow Tie Cinema , Millburn

Encore Presentation of the 2018 Millburn Film Fest


Thu, April 26, 6:30 PM

Millburn High School Gym, Millburn

Millburn Art Celebration Thrusday: “Millburn ...


Fri, April 27, 6:00 PM

Millburn Township Fire HQ, Millburn

Millburn Firefighters Host Cook-off for Brain ...


Fri, April 27, 7:00 PM

Millburn Middle School, Millburn

MMS: Shrek The Musical

Vote for Millburn's Own Powdered Elephants "Monster" Today

April 25, 2018

Vote for Millburn's Own Powdered Elephants "Monster" Today


This is the last day to help Millburn students by voting for the drug-prevention song written by three of our high school juniors, Kyle Farscht, Danielle Benna, & Jessica Yeager. You can vote as often as you like. Voting ends April ...

Millburn Recreation Pool, Golf & Tennis Memberships

The Millburn Recreation Department is accepting Online and mail in registration for Pool, Golf & Tennis memberships.  Registrations are restricted to Township residents except for a limited number of employed in town and non-resident memberships for the Par 3 Golf Course.  Those who register for the pool by May 1st are provided six free pool guest passes per family or 3 free pool ...

Millburn Firefighters Host Cook-off to Benefit Opportunity Project

Millburn Firefighters Host Cook-off for Brain Injury 

The Millburn Police Department accepted the challenge made by the Millburn Fire Department to cook the ultimate slider in a Cook-off to raise funds for Opportunity Project, a local non-profit that assists individuals recovering from brain injury. 

 Firefighter Dave Hammond, who has taken home the prize in various cooking ...