WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Board of Education approved the new Director of Special Education, discussed the distance learning plan as well as probable next steps at the last meeting of the board.
The meeting, held during the first week of the district’s distance learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic, focused on an update on strategic planning, and planning for the near future.
I was the sole member of the public in attendance and out of an abundance of caution, two board members attended via zoom. Chairs were all 6 feet apart.
Michelle Deremer was approved as a non-tenured Director of Special Education for the period July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021 with an annual salary of $137,510 pending the outcome and receipt of the required documents and the outcome of PSA negotiations.
The board accepted $8000 in grants from:
the Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron to be used to support excellence in science, math, and/or engineering,($2000);
the Giants Foundation and Gatorade to support the football program, ( $2000);
And the Community Foundation of New Jersey to be used to support the efforts to discourage and stop vaping, ($4000).
Watchung Hills Regional High School closed the building and implemented a distance learning plan effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through the end of spring break, Sunday, April 12, 2020. All field trips, school events, and activities are also postponed, effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. For more information please review our Health Related School Closure Information.
The next meeting of the board is scheduled for April 14.
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