NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The North Plainfield Board of Education is set to meet on Wednesday, Dec. 6 and on the agenda is a motion to not renew the contract for district Superintendent Dr. James McLaughlin.

The last page of the agenda states, "The Board of Education non-renews the Contract of Employment between the Board and Dr. James V. McLaughlin for the position of Superintendent of Schools effective June 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm. Dr. McLaughlin's employment shall terminate with the North Plainfield School District  on June 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm"

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The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Watchung School located at 33 Mountain Ave.

At the last meeting of the North Plainfield Board of Education, a petition to renew McLaughlin’s contract was  presented to the Board of Education


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