Education

May 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Donna Miller was elected Summit Board of Education President and Hilltop City resident Yon Cho joined the District's governing body as hellos and goodbyes dominated the Board's May 2020 reorganizational meeting, again held on Youtube via Zoom. Miller takes the helm from Board Member ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Board of Education President Vanessa Primack, in a letter to "Members of the Summit School Community," has announced that Robert Gardella will serve, effective June 1, as the Acting Superintendent of Schools. Gardella is currently the Director of Human Resources and Chief Talent ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Summit's Public Schools -- along with all New Jersey Schools -- will remain closed for in-person instruction for what is left of the 2019-20 academic year, Governor Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing. Private schools with longer academic years will remain ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hours after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that schools will remain shuttered until at least May 15, the Summit Board of Education gathered remotely via Zoom and YouTube to deliver District news and planned presentations at its April meeting.  The virtual ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Dr. Donald R. Geddis, Summit High School Class of 1950 and the school's Principal for 27 years, passed away April 8 at age 87. Geddis, a three-sport athlete as a student, served as the high school's top administrator from 1970-1997 and coached two varsity sports. In 2014, he was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In their respective first ever all-virtual meetings, both rescheduled from their original March 30 date due to technical difficulties that didn’t allow the public -- and some key participants -- to join, the Summit Board of Education (BOE) and the Summit Board of School Estimate ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Both the Summit Board of Education Budget Hearing and the subsequent Board of School Estimate (BOSE) Hearing had to be postponed due to an inoperative livestream link which prevented the public from watching the meetings remotely. Both meetings have been rescheduled for April 2 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Saying he will not even be prepared to revisit the issue until “at least April 17, at the very earliest,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy -- in his daily coronavirus briefing -- extended the closure of all public and private schools past mid-April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In light of the Summit Public Schools closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit School District has applied -- and been approved -- for the ability to operate temporarily under the Seamless Summer Option program (SSO) by the NJ Department of Agriculture. The Seamless ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A individual who works in the Summit Board of Education Office has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter emailed to the Summit Public Schools Community by Superintendent June Chang. The communication states that the staff member does not work directly in any of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Plans for the remote learning scenario brought on by the coronavirus-forced school hiatus took center stage at a sparsely populated Summit Board of Education meeting. Board President Vanessa Primack summed up the situation that students, their parents, teachers and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter to the Summit Public Schools community, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang announced that, due to concerns related to COVID-19, the Summit Public School District will be closing all of its school campuses beginning March 13 and beginning a home instructional plan ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Largely because of an unexpected $400,000 state aid windfall, the Summit Public School District has delivered and approved a preliminary 2020-21 school budget that came in below the two-percent cap mandated by the state. The budget -- totaling $66,872,641 net after anticipated ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education has -- on the Summit Public School District's website and social media footprint -- detailed the next steps and a timeline relative to the District's search to replace outgoing Superintendent of Schools June Chang. Included in the process is what the Board ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Current Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang will receive a starting annual salary of $290,000 when he begins his role as Superintendent for the Rockville Centre School District (RCSD) on July 1. The compensation represents a hefty 24-percent increase compared to the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Stating that the Summit Public School District recognizes that the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) could lead to "an unprecedented situation which may call for additional collaboration and compliance with directives from local and state agencies," Summit Superintendent of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Although it stated at its January meeting that the Summit Public Schools Budget -- for the second consecutive year -- would likely exceed the state-mandated two-percent cap in 2020-21, the Summit Board of Education now says that the cap threshold is "within sight."  District ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Current Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang is set to be formally named the new Superintendent of Schools in Rockville Centre, Long Island, according to the Rockville Centre School District (RCSD) and multiple news reports. The Summit Board of Education had announced on January ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education, at its January meeting, stated that it anticipates the 2020-21 Summit Public School District budget will -- for the second year running -- increase by more than the two-percent cap mandated by the state. Board Operations Committee Chair Chris ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Less than a month after being awarded a five-year, $1.2 million contract extension, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang has notified the Board of Education that he is leaving his position at the end of this school year, effective June 30, 2020. According to a press ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education, at its December meeting, unanimously approved a new five-year contract for Summit School Superintendent of Schools June Chang that will run through June 30, 2024, with the start date made retroactive to July 1 of this year. In the first year of the new ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Socio-emotional development and a later start time for middle and high school students were the most robust parts of an informal conversation between community members and members of the Summit Board of Education and the administration at a 'Coffee & Conversation' event recently ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Prolonged snowfall on December 2 has resulted in the delayed opening for all Summit Public Schools on December 3. The schools were closed yesterday due to the forecasted storm, which extending the students' Thanksgiving break by a full day. The Delayed Opening Schedule ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit Public Schools Board of Education President Vanessa Primack and Superintendent of Schools June Chang will host the next installment of the District's 'Coffee & Conversation' event December 3, beginning at 11 a.m., in the Library at Washington Elementary School. All are ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The anticipated roof repairs for Summit High School are now estimated to cost a total of $3.13 million, a decrease of $1.87 million from the estimate of $5 million noted at the Summit Board of Education's October meeting. The update was provided by Education Operations Committee Chair ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Kathryn McGroarty, currently the Director of Educational Innovation at McLean, VA-based Madeira School, has been selected to be Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child's next Upper School Division Head. McGroarty will succeed Jennifer G. Landis, who will become Oak Knoll's next head of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Parents of prospective 2020 Summit Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten students are invited to tour the Primary Centers at Jefferson School and Wilson Schools beginning on November 19-20. Children who will be 5 years old by October 1, 2020, are eligible for Kindergarten and children who ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit School Superintendent June Chang presented Phase II of his five-year strategic vision for the Summit Public Schools at the October Board of Education Meeting, stating that the plan reinforces the core values of a “well-rounded academic experience” for all of Summit’s ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The first Board of Education meeting of the 2019-20 school year featured a broad overview of the District’s performance, successes, and new initiatives with milestones marked, and several presentations on the 2018-2019 State Testing Data;  2019-2020 District Goals; and the Buildings ...

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