Springfield Board of Education May 22 Meeting

Jacqueline Shanes with BOE members Credits: Jacqueline Shanes
Milestone Award for Jacqueline Shire Credits: Jacqueline Shanes
Board of Education Credits: Ellen Dickson
Caitlynn McTernan Credits: Chip Dickson

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The agenda was presented and moved as presented. Superintendent David Davino started his report by stating there were many students receiving special recognition.  “It is that time of the year and our students are doing quite well”.

Madison Morley, a senior at Jonathan Dayton, received the New Jersey Principal and Superintendent Association School Leadership Scholarship award.  Sophomore Caitlin McTernan came in first place in the high jump at the Union County Valley Conference meet. She also came in second for javelin in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1.  The Golf team won the 2017 Union County Conference Mountain Division Championship. Mr. Davino also complimented the seventh grade Social Study class. Their project involved an essay, a poem or a rap, on the fourteenth amendment, transforming American democracy.

Mr. Davino announced that the Student Space Exploration Program (SSEP) was selected to be presented at the New Jersey School Board Association meeting in the Fall. He went on to announce that he signed a letter on Monday committing us to SSEP 12..

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Board President Robin Cornelison and Board member Steven Wolcott congratulated nine term Board member Jacqueline Shanes on her recent award.  She was honored at the New Jersey School Board Association with the “Milestone Award” for twenty-five years of service on the Springfield Board of Education.  When asked about why she has served so long Mrs. Shanes stated she “…felt continuity and a sense of history is important.” She noted that she lived through many controversial issues in the district. “If we had not voted to de-regionalize we would not be standing in this building. It would be a big loss for our community. The one to one laptop and the turf field were also important issues. I felt I had something to contribute, history and longevity are valuable.”

It was noted that the June 19 meeting will be moved up to 4 p m. that day so as not to conflict with the Florence M. Guadineer Middle School Step Up Ceremony.

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