Education

Hampton Changes Calendar

Board of Education members and CSA. Credits: By Jane Primerano

HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – The school calendar will change only slightly to make up the five days lost to Superstorm Sandy, according to Chief School Administrator Everett Burns.

At the Wednesday, Nov.28, board of education meeting, Burns announced the revised calendar. Two of the five days were already made up through the cancellation of the annual New Jersey Education Association convention in Atlantic City, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8 and 9. Students will be in school on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21, and the end of school will be pushed forward to Tuesday, June 18, Burns said. The original last day was to be Friday, June 14.

That end date is subject to change, Burns said, since the district does not build snow days into the annual calendar. If there are inclement weather closings during the winter, Burns said, days will be added to the end of the school year.

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The promotion ceremony will be the evening before the last day of school, with all students expected to attend the last day, he said. This is the tradition established by the school district.

The Hampton School calendar parallels Kittatinny Regional High School, since many students in the same families attend both schools, he said. Kittatinny has also adjusted its calendar.

The board also set a new policy for providing copies of meeting agendas and minutes.

“Anyone who wants an agenda or minutes can just give us their email address,” Burns said.

Agendas will be emailed out to the entire list as they are finalized prior to the meeting. Minutes will also be automatically sent out as soon as they are approved by the board at the next meeting, Burns said.

Emailing the documents rather than posting them on the school district website will save the district money, he said.

“It’s a question of bandwidth,” he explained. The more changes to the website, the more bandwidth is used.

“It costs us $17,000 a year for bandwidth now,” Burns said. Expanding the bandwidth will cost more.

“Kittatinny just got a quote for $34,000,” he said.

Emailing the agendas and minutes, rather than going into the website to change it before and after each board meeting is “a good solution for our particular situation.”

The board set a date of Monday, Dec. 10, for a meeting of the board’s negotiations committee in preparation for contract negotiations.

Before the meeting could be finalized, the committee membership had to be changed. Member Barry Johnson will be out of the area on business a number of times over the next several months, and not available for the negotiation committee meetings, so the board authorized Board President Joseph Santora to replace him. Santora joins members Meredith Sajdak, Scott Valentine, and Joyce Anderson on the committee.

The first meeting with representatives of the Hampton Township Education Association will be Jan. 14. The association represents teachers, custodians and aides.

“They represent 42.5 full-time equivalents,” Burns explained.

The current contract expires June 30. Typically, a three-year contract is negotiated.

 

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