Bullying, Looping Questions Continue to Dominate Springfield School Board Meetings

November 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—Controversies on alleged bullying and the use of class looping in the township’s public schools continued as the major topic at Monday’s board of education meeting.

Residents continued to present instances where their children have reported being bullied to township schools, and many of them feel the district’s administration has not done enough to ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of November 20: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Board of Education Meeting Monday

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This is Thanksgiving week and it features the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year it is at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. 

There is also a Board of Education meeting and an Environmental Commission meeting Monday, while the Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday morning. 

Please look at the calendar for other events.

Monday – November ...

Springfield Township Committee Meeting: Public Safety Openings to be Filled, Pool Update, Residents Complain about Parking at Roessner Field

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - A celebration began the Township Committee meeting Monday night with a proclamation read by Deputy Mayor Vassallo honoring Ronnie Mitnitsky for 50 years of service as an auxiliary police officer.  Officer Mitnitsky put in 10,000 volunteer hours of service.  He retired as a Corporal.  In his own words Ronnie said, “In 50 years I did everything… walked ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of November 13: NJSIAA Group 1 Boys Soccer Championship and Dayton Fall Drama

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week features Tuesday’s NJSIAA Group 1 Championship semifinal game with Jonathan Dayton High School facing Pompton Lakes High School.  This is the second year in a row Dayton made it to the NJSIAA Group 1 Championship. 

On Wednesdy the annual Bulldog Auction will be held at the High School.

On Monday, the Township Committee will have its first ...

Springfield Board of Health Approves $1,278.09 in Expenditures, Discusses Tweaking of Proposed Grease Trap Ordinance

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—After reviewing and approving a number of reports by health department staff, the township health department on Wednesday approved a total of $1,278.09 from invoices and additional expenditures.

The invoices included $600 for FRA (Fluorescent Rabies Antibody) treatment in animals and $285.81 for the health department’s expenses in connection with the Rutgers ...

Springfield Parents Turn Out En Masse to Protest Bullying, Urge School Superintendent to Give Them Greater Voice in Looping

SPRINGFIELD, NJ—A crowded Jonathon Dayton High School Media Center was the setting on Monday evening as Springfield residents told stories of bullying in the township schools. They also once again urged the school district administration to allow more flexibility and a greater parent voice in the looping system used in many Springfield elementary school classrooms.

Much of the discussion ...

The Democrat Candidate Chris Capodice Wins Springfield Township Committee Seat

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Democrat candidate Chris Capodice won the election for the one contested seat on the Springfield Township Committee. 

He got 2,034 votes, while the Republican candidate and incumbent Geri Ann Bujnowski got 1,769 votes and the Independent candidate Jeff Rosenberg got 450 votes according to the Union County Clerk's election results web page - ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of November 6: Election Day and Two NJSIAA Semifinal Soccer Games

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Election Day is Tuesday and in Springfield one Township Committee seat is being contested and three Board of Education seats will be filled, and one of those will be filled by a write-in candidate.  The three Township Committee candidates are incumbent Geri Ann Bujnowski (R), Chris Capodice (D) and Jeff Rosenberg (I).

On Monday and Tuesday, the girls and boys ...

Free Services Available to Military Veterans from Union County Clerk

Union County, NJ--Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds military veterans who have filed their DD-214 papers that they can obtain a free proof of service ID card from the County Clerk’s main office in midtown Elizabeth or the annex office in Westfield. Veterans who have not yet filed their DD-214 papers can do so by bringing the original to the Elizabeth or Westfield office. There is no ...

Springfield Calendar for Week of October 30: Season Finale for Farmers' Market and Start of Boys and Girls Soccer Tournaments

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This week features the season finale of Springfield’s Farmers’ Market Monday when any purchase also comes with a free pumpkin.  There will also be live foklk music performed by Matthew Runciman from 2 – 5 p.m.  This week also the end of the regular season for most fall athletic teams and the start of NJSIAA North Group 2, Section 1 for the girls ...

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