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South Plainfield Voters Approve Part of School District Bond Referendum, Reject Turf Field

March 28, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Residents of South Plainfield on March 28 approved a school bond referendum that will fund over 60 projects at the district’s seven buildings but also rejected the district’s proposal to construct a turf field at the Jost Field Athletic Complex.

The polls closed at 8 p.m. and shortly after preliminary results began trickling in to borough hall.

Take 2: Rescheduled School District Bond Referendum Vote March 28 in South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District’s bond referendum vote – postponed earlier this month – will, barring a freak spring snowstorm, take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28.

“It is important for the community to be involved in the voting process in order to pass this much-needed bond referendum,” Dr. Noreen Lishak, superintendent of ...

South Plainfield to Host Camp Invention 2017 at Riley School

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Registration is currently under way for Camp Invention, which will take place this July for the third consecutive year at South Plainfield’s Riley Elementary School. The ‘hands on’ camp, open to students entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall, will run Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Camp ...

Chatting With South Plainfield High School Assistant Principal Kelly Richkus

(Editor's Note: Katelyn Borso is a senior at South Plainfield High School and an intern for TAPinto South Plainfield.)

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Kelly Richkus has been working for the South Plainfield School District for the past 20 years. She began her career as a high school English teacher in North Plainfield in 1995, and two years later, took on a seventh grade English position at ...

Referendum Rescheduled due to Storm Stella

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With winter storm Stella expected to hit the Northeast and potentially blanket the borough in 1 to 2 feet of snow, the South Plainfield School District announced the referendum vote scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 has been postponed and rescheduled to Tuesday, March 28.

TAPinto South Plainfield will continue to provide updates on the weather, and school ...

School District Seeking to Postpone March 14 Referendum Vote

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With winter storm Stella expected to hit the north east and potentially blanket the borough in two feet of snow, the South Plainfield School District announced it is seeking to postpone the referendum vote scheduled for Tuesday, March 14.

As of press time, district officials were headed to Middlesex County Court in New Brunswick to file an application for ...

School Bond Referendum Vote March 14 in South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Polls will be open throughout South Plainfield tomorrow* – Tuesday, March 14 – from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. so that residents may cast their ballot for the school district’s proposed $29.5 million bond referendum. 

Community members looking to vote should report to the same assigned polling sites as they would in a June primary or November general ...

Rahway H.S. Principal and South Plainfield Resident John Farinella Receives State Award for Visionary Leadership

RAHWAY, NJ - High School Principal John T. Farinella arrives at school each day with one thought foremost in his mind.  “Today will be better than it was yesterday.”  To that end, he continues to strive to create “a professional and thriving environment which enables faculty and students to realize their full potential.”   From leading the ...

South Plainfield Hosts Regional 2017 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament; High School Team Advances to State Finals

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) served as the host site of the 2017 Liberty Regional Odyssey of the Mind (OotM) Tournament on March 4.

This year, over 80 teams from throughout the state competed in the academic event, with South Plainfield Middle and High Schools represented in four competitions. Additionally, the team from SPHS placed third and will go on to ...

Lightning Strikes Transformer, Knocks Out Power at Two South Plainfield Schools

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A mid-morning storm on March 1 featured heavy rains and thunder along with a lightning strike that hit a transformer on Lake Avenue resulting in power outages at both South Plainfield High School and Grant School.

As a result of the power outages, toilets were not working at Grant and all fifth and sixth grade students were evacuated to South Plainfield ...

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