Education

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Business Administrator Katine Slunt said the school district is at “substantial completion” for all of the construction projects that had been planned for this summer and early fall. Speaking at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting Sept. 4, she said, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - At the start of the 2018-2019 school year in Montville Township fifty-one teachers were recognized for 15 to 50 years of dedicated service to the students of Montville Township Public Schools. Collectively these distinguished educators have dedicated 1,005 years to the Montville ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – While 30 new staff members began the school year in their classrooms on Sept. 4, two staff members of a different kind began the school year as well. School resource officer Scott McGowan and special law enforcement officer Jeff Sims started their school year in the Montville ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Board of Education met Aug. 21, and Business Administrator Katine Slunt gave an update of how construction was progressing across the district. She said the bleachers at the high school gym were slightly holding up completion of the flooring in that room ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – As residents finish up at the shore or hold one last summer barbeque party, township school children prepare for their first day on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when doors open at the public schools. The Montville Township Board of Education will also resume a more regular meeting ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students. Such a lawsuit drives directly to New ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – “You have all experienced a rigorous interview process,” said Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar as she welcomed thirty new faculty members to the Montville Township Public Schools. “You should be very proud of this accomplishment. We are very proud of who you are and the skills, talent ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township resident Venancio “Venny” Fuentes, professor and chair of the Department of Engineering Technologies and Engineer Science at County College of Morris, has been selected as the sole recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees  2018 Faculty Award for ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration last month. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Sometimes super heroes don’t wear a cape or tights. If you’ve ever had to dial 9-1-1, super heroes may have worn turnout gear, a badge, or maybe a stethoscope. Montville Township Police Patrolman Scott McGowan presented on safety at Kids Connect preschool in Montville, explaining ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education met on July 17 and discussed the attainment of their ’17-’18 school year goals and the state of the construction in the schools set up by the referendum passed in September of 2017. Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar ...

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Washington, D.C. – The L.E.O. Program students of Don Bosco Preparatory High School attended an extraordinary summer learning program in Washington, D.C. from June 24 to 29. The L.E.O. Program was established at Don Bosco Prep in 2017 as a one-of-a-kind business education experience, in memory ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Parents dropping off items for students will need to get out of the habit of ringing the doorbell-type buzzer at Montville Township schools, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar at the June 19 Board of Ed meeting. Security consultant and likely school resource ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The 2018 summer reading program kicked off at the Montville Township Public Library on June 23 as kids signed up to receive prizes for their time spent enjoying a book. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!”, and so with the help of a grant from the Montville Township Garden ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - At the 65th Annual Robert R. Lazar Middle School Promotion Ceremony, 269 eighth grade students of the Class of 2022 became high school freshmen. The highly anticipated event was held on Wednesday, June 20, at Montville Township High School. Lazar was named a National School of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School Assistant Principal Kenneth Nadzak presented the ShopRite STARS for the fourth and final marking period (quarter) at the June 19 Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Unfortunately, as is the case with busy end-of-year ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5481 honored Montville Township High School senior Hayley Zwickel with a scholarship at the high school’s awards ceremony on June 7. Zwickel will be attending Norwich University, a private military school in Vermont, where she will ...

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View TAPinto Montville’s extensive photo gallery at:   MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School graduated 304 students on June 21 under a warm sky filled with deep rose streaks, with messages from now-former students regarding inclusion and the importance of saying “yes,” and of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Board of Education had an extremely short meeting on May 15 and discussed various topics. Member Karen Cortellino said the Finance Committee met and there will be a slight increase in MEDLC and food service charges. Member Michael Palma said that the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar made her recommendation to the Montville Township Board of Education at the May 1 meeting regarding changing the start time of the high school. A committee had examined all the working parts involved in changing the time, currently 7:25 a.m., ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Woodmont Elementary School held its “graduation” from a unique new program conducted by Montville Township Police Officer Scott McGowan called Law Enforcement Against Drugs, or LEAD. This ten-week course, taught in the school’s fifth grade classrooms, introduces and reviews a ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – It was a sad Montville Township Board of Education that convened on April 24 as they took a moment of silence to remember past superintendent Paul Fried, who passed away after a long illness the day before, April 23. “Although he was here only five years,” Board President Charles ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Former Montville Township Public Schools Superintendent Paul Fried passed away on April 23. He was 67. He was superintendent from 2010 until the end of the ’14-15 school year when he resigned due to restrictions on his salary based on the New Jersey legislation on salary caps for ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Board of Education set five goals for the district for the 2017-2018 school year, and Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar included an update with the agenda for the April 10 meeting. The district has just completed its third quarter, or “marking ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Goal number two for the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education was to examine the start time of the high school, currently 7:25 a.m., to see if a later start time was feasible. At the April 10 board of ed meeting, members of the feasibility committee presented their ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy. “This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – One of Montville Township High School’s largest clubs, which faced elimination as part of the district’s 2018-19 budget initiatives, has been re-instated, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar. DECA, which stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America, is a club ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Seventeen teachers and the high school’s DECA club are being terminated as part of the Montville Township Public Schools’ 2018-19 budget, which was revealed in its tentative form at the March 20 board meeting. The changes and improvements proposed for the coming year are ...

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