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Resolution Affirming Our Commitment to Educate All Children

Resolution Affirming Our Commitment to Educate All Children Credits: Kenneth Simmons

WHEREAS, the Piscataway Township Board of Education recognizes and celebrates the unique ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of our school district; and

 WHEREAS, the Board has taken note of recent political rhetoric targeting undocumented residents and various immigrant and religious populations in our country; and

 WHEREAS, the Board desires to assure all Piscataway residents of the district's commitment to educating all school-age children who live in the district, as required by law, and

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WHEREAS U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy characterizes public schools as “sensitive locations,” places where, in the normal course, enforcement actions should not occur,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that while the Board acknowledges the mission of law enforcement agencies charged with enforcing our Nation's immigration laws, it views its own role as assuring the education of all school-age children for so long as they may reside in Piscataway, not as an agent of law enforcement; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board reaffirms its commitment to equal opportunity for all school-age students residing in Piscataway to attend, and to enjoy all opportunities and benefits available in, the schools of our district, regardless of ethnicity, race or immigration status, and free from harassment or intimidation, for so long as they may reside in Piscataway; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board will protect student confidentiality and will not share private information unless required by law or a court order, and we expect all persons employed by the Piscataway Schools to protect student privacy and confidentiality, as well; and

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, in keeping with this commitment, the Board's General Counsel shall advise the Administration regarding the limits of the district's obligation to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, and that the Administration shall refrain from voluntary cooperation beyond those limits.

Adopted Unanimously

Piscataway Township Board of Education

January 26, 2017

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East Brunswick: I Don't Wanna Close Up, I'm a Toys-R-Us Kid

March 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick used to be the home of Meyer's toy store, an almost idyllic wonderland of all sorts of Barbies, parts for swimming pools, and clanging model trains until it closed in 2002.  Kay-Bee toy store was a popular stop at the Brunswick Square Mall until 2009, with a salesperson often displaying the newest gadget outside its door, causing eager kids ...


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Celebrate National Ag Day at the Middlesex County EARTH Center

March 13, 2018

EARTH CENTER, NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Consider this: just about everything we eat, wear and use comes from agriculture. That is why America’s farmers and their crops are celebrated each year on National Ag Day, which falls this year on March 20.

To honor this day, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County has planned a new seminar entitled The State of Agriculture and ...

Darby Road to Host Fifth Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Darby Road Public House (450 Park Ave., Scotch Plains) has announced the dates and times of its hugely popular St. Patrick’s Day Festival, which will be set up in the municipal parking lot.

The festival features Irish bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, great Irish fare and enough Guinness to go around! The event also will have a bounce house, ...

Piscataway Libraries Host Annual NJ Makers Day Program

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Public Libraries were once again hosts to dozens of “makers” for the 4th Annual NJ Makers Day celebration.

The Saturday events at the Kennedy and Westergard Libraries featured activities and demonstrations by members of the maker culture with a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) initiatives.

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NCAA Tournament: Heilmann and DelVecchio Both Secure All-American Honors; Suriano Becomes Rutgers' First-Ever Finalist

CLEVELAND, OH -The senior class of South Plainfield High School’s “Murderer’s Row”, the 2013 team that earned a group title, two individual state titles, and produced five state placewinners, knows a thing or two about making wrestling history. The 2018 NCAA wrestling tournament marks the last time two standouts from 2013 team, Troy Heilmann and Scott DelVecchio, will ...

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