Springfield Parents Complain That Administrators, Board Not Answering Their Questions, Complaints About ‘Looping' System in Elementary Schools

September 20, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Two township mothers complained to the township’s board of education on Monday that the practice of looping in the district’s elementary schools may force their children to be exposed to possible bullying. They also claimed that school officials were rude to them and insulted them when they inquired about the practice.

Board members, in the meantime, said that ...

Township Superintendent Sees Springfield Students Doing Well in PAARC, But He’s Uncertain About Future Graduation Requirements

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Springfield Superintendent of Schools Michael A. Davino gave township board of education members a“generic” rundown on recently-released PAARC Test data at the board’s meeting on Monday, saying he would go over the data in more detail with principals and supervisors later.

He noted that township students, as a whole did very well, often exceeding ...

Mice “Infestation” In Maplewood Schools Declared “Health Hazard” By Maplewood Officials

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District has a mice “infestation” in several district schools, which the Maplewood Township describes as “an immediate health hazard,” according to a letter from Township Health Officer Robert Roe to the district last month.

The letter, dated August 24, 2017, was sent by Roe to Interim ...

Springfield’s Calendar for Week of September 18: Rosh Hashanah Starts at Sunset Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Rosh Hashanah beings at sunset Wednesday September 20 and ends at nightfall on Friday, September 22.  Springfield schools are closed Thursday and Friday and no athletic events Wednesday through Friday. 

September’s Board of Education occurs Monday evening and on Tuesday morning there is a meeting of the Business Improvement District.

On Saturday, ...

Freeholders Join Students at Opening for Union Co. Vo-Tech’s Law and Justice Mini Academy

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County Freeholders joined students, teachers and administrators of the Union County Vocational Technical in marking the opening of the new Law and Justice Mini Academy, a four-year program designed to prepare students for careers in public service, law, and criminal justice and as proactive citizens.

“We are proud of our investment in our award-winning ...

Springfield's Calendar for Week of September 11; 9/11 Observance and Township Committee Meeting

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The school year has started, Jonathan Dayton’s PTSO meets Wednesday evening, there is an SAT Boot Camp Saturday and Sunday, and the athletic teams have full schedules.  Monday includes a Memorial Observance of 9/11 on its 16th anniversary at Springfield Town Hall. 

There is a Township Committee meeting Tuesday which will include a discussion of ...

Springfield’s Superintendent of Schools Michael Davino

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Michael Davino became Superintendent of Springfield Schools in April 2004.  In 2017, he was named 2017 Union County Superintendent of the Year.

In commenting on the award the then Union County Affiliate President Dr. Danny Robertozzi, Chief Education Officer of Linden said, “Mike Davino is the consummate teacher and educational leader. He believes that the ...

Share Your First Day of School Photos With TAPinto Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – School is open.  Please don’t miss a chance to share your ‘First Day of School’ photos with TAPinto Springfield this year.   Send your favorite pictures of Springfield students, teachers, principals, staff or schools to or

We will publish and update the collection as we get ...

Springfield Receives $7,500 of Union County Grants for Children’s Programming at Local Libraries

Union County, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a total of $146,968 in funding to improve children’s programming in 20 local public libraries, through the 2017 Union County Library Grant program.  Included was a $7,500 grant to the Springfield Free Public Library.

“Our local public libraries enable every child to access many different ...

YMCA Achievers Program Open House, for Union County Teens

WESTFIELD, NJ - The YMCA Achievers Program will be hosting its Open House for the 2017-2018 school year at the Westfield Area YMCA, 220 Clark Street, on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Achievers is a college readiness, career development and life skills program open to minority teens (grades 8-12) from throughout Union County. The ...

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Union County College Names New Governor to the Board

September 22, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ – At the September 19, 2017, Joint Meeting of the Union County College Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, Hugh C. Welsh, of Cranford, was sworn in to serve as a new Governor. Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel and Board of Governors Chair Elizabeth Garcia welcomed Mr. Welsh to the meeting and initiated his swearing in.

Mr. Welsh is the ...