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Watchung Board of Education Accepts Resignation of Board Member

March 21, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Board of Education accepted the resignation at its meeting on Wednesday of board member Thomas Sicola effective immediately.  

Sicola’s term expires in December and the board has 65 days to replace him. Board president Tina Kelly read Sicola’s resignation letter at the start of the meeting, here.

“I have had increasing difficulty ...

Watchung Hills Board of Education Approves Prelim 2019-20 Budget, Under 2 Percent Tax Cap

WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education voted on Tuesday, March 19 to approve the tentative 2019-20 budget. The tax levy increase is 1.77%. Current projections show enrollment will stay flat next school year, from 2,021 students this year to about 2,017 students next year.

The budget includes only a portion of the $139,510  in state aid ...

Special Meeting of Watchung Board of Education Set for March 20


WATCHUNG, NJ  - A special meeting of the Watchung Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, March 20 for the purpose of preliminary 2019-20 budget adoption. 


The budget must be submitted to the county by Wednesday, March 20, before returning for public hearing and adoption.


Green Brook Board of Education Approves Prelim Budget


GREEN BROOK, NJ - The Green Brook Board of Education approved the preliminary 2019-20 budget on Tuesday. The budget must be submitted to the county by Wednesday, March 20, before returning for public hearing and adoption on April 22. 

For preliminary budget overview click here.

Levy to be raised: $23,838,701

Net Taxable Valuation: $1,367,507,820

Tax ...

North Plainfield Amends School Calendar


NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ- The North Plainfield Board of Education approved a change to the 2018-2019 school calendar at the last meeting.  In the event that emergency closing days exceed the allotment and the district needs to "make up" additional school days, the order of these “make up" days has been reversed to preserve the Easter holiday and omit Good Friday as ...

North Plainfield High School will be hosting “Hidden in Plain Sight” Presented by: Power to the Parent

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - North Plainfield High School will be hosting “Hidden in Plain Sight” Presented by: Power to the Parent on April 4

The focus of this program is to keep parents informed on the latest alcohol and drug trends among teens and adolescents.  This presentation will teach parents the early indicators that their child may be using drugs or ...

Watchung Board Accepts Grant from Education Foundation, Implements Achieve 3000 Reading Programs

WATCHUNG, NJ - The Watchung Borough schools this week began two new digital reading programs thanks to grants from the Watchung Borough Education Foundation.

The programs are Smarty Ants and Achieve3000. Smarty Ants is aimed at grades K-2 and takes a phonetics-based approach.  Achieve3000 articles are non-fiction and multidisciplinary targeted at grades 3-8. The grants ...

Updates as Wet Snow Knocks Out Power to Parts of Warren

WARREN, NJ - Warren residents woke up to a winter wonderland on Monday but some woke to the sounds of generators as the heavy wet snow knocked out power to some of the Township. Crews are investigating at 8:50 a.m.

Updates: At 7 a.m., main roads and highways are mostly clear with some side roads still partially snow covered. All schools are operating on a two hour delay.

Hillcrest Road, ...

National Weather Service Issues Warning, Be Prepared for School Delays or Closures Monday

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - With the latest forecast for a winter storm warning in effect for 4-8 inches of snow Sunday afternoon through the Monday morning commute in our area, some locals are wagering on the timing of phone calls from area schools. Will Monday be a delayed opening or a snow day? Will the call come Sunday night or Monday morning at 5 ...

Deadline to Apply For Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Approaching for North Plainfield and Watchung Hills Students

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The time to apply is now.  High school seniors wishing to apply for the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship should obtain applications from their school guidance office.  Submission deadline is Thursday, March 7th, 2019.

To date, the Adele DeLeeuw Scholarship Fund, a fund of the Plainfield Foundation, has awarded over 1.3 million dollars with scholarships ranging from $1,000 ...


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