Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Here, meeting times and proposed tax levies.
Both Clark and Garwood Boards of Education will meet on Thursday night for public hearings on their 2013-2014 school budgets. The Clark BOE will meet at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers above the police station. The Garwood BOE will meet at 7 p.m. in the all-purpose room at Lincoln School. Both meetings are open to the public. The total taxes to be raised by each proposed budget and debt service expenditures are as follows: Clark - $29,222,121 (a 1% increase over last year's levy of $28,895,203) Garwood - $7,417,880 (a 2.3% increase over last year's levy of $7,250,529) See the full agendas for tomorrow's meetings in our gallery, right.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Crusader Bowling team captured the Group I State Championship this year for the first time in 28 years.
This release was submitted by the Clark School District. The Arthur L. Johnson Bowling Team was honored by the Clark School District’s Board of Education on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The Crusader Bowling team captured the Group I State Championship this year for the first time in 28 years. In addition, this year Johnson also won the Watchung Conference, the Union County Championship, and the Group 1 Sectional State Tournament for a “three-peat” performance. Johnson was also ranked #6 in the Star Ledger’s Top 20 poll. The players and coaches were called up and received certificates celebrating their wonderful achievements. Head Coach Michele Zaleski and Coach Stephen Hopkins were called up, followed by the bowling team. Certificates …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Official results here.
Incumbents Jill Curran and Henry Varriano and candidate Rob Smorol have won seats on Clark's Board of Education, leaving incumbent Gregory DeSalvo without a seat.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Seven ALJ grads were honored at the board's recent meeting.
A press release from the Clark Board of Education: In what has become an annual tradition at the last Board of Education Meeting each July, the Clark Board of Education honored Advanced Placement Scholars at their Showcase of Success at the Board of Education Meeting of July 31. Seven graduated students were honored by the Board of Education for achieving the status of “Advanced Placement Scholars With Distinction” by the National College Board. To achieve this lofty status, a student must receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all their Advanced Placement Exams taken, receive scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Seven Arthur L. Johnson Class of 2012 graduates were honored with this distinction: Mark Boulanger, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Each will attend a three day New Teacher Orientation Program and will be part of the District’s Non-Tenured Induction Program.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This press release was provided by the Clark School District: A total of seven new teachers were appointed to both maternity leave replacement positions as well as tenure track positions at the Clark Board of Education Meeting this past Tuesday evening. Approved for hire by the Board were tenure track teachers Krista Champam, who will teach Mathematics at Carl H. Kumpf School; Nicole Drasin, Special Education Mathematics Teacher at Carl H. Kumpf School; and Brian Kenyon, Business Teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School. Hired in the role of maternity leave replacement teachers were Kristina Franko, Science Teacher at Carl H. Kumpf School; Meghan Zampella, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley Road School; Suzanne Hamilton, English Teacher…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Seven new teachers were introduced to the board before they start next year.
Sure, school is out for the year, but some people, including the new hires introduced at the Board of Education meeting, are already looking forward to next year's start. The Clark Board of Education approved the hiring of seven new teachers, plus two teachers to fill in for maternity leave, for the 2012-2013 academic year at Tuesday night’s meeting. Superintendent Ken Knops introduced the new hires and each thanked the Board for the opportunity to work in the district. The eight new teachers’ contracts will be effective Sept. 1, the first day of the school year for teachers. The new hires are: “The administration in both the schools and the central office has been very busy interviewing candidates for the various vacancies in the …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Candidates for the local boards of education must file their nominating petitions by Tuesday, June 5.
Elections for our local boards of education have been held in the spring — that is, until recently. This year, as a result of new state legislation, districts including Clark and Garwood voted to move their elections to the fall. The deadline to file nominating petitions for the fall election is June 5. Here's more information from the Union County Clerk's office: Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds anyone interested in running for school board that the annual Board of Education elections in Union County this year will be held on Tuesday, November 6, General Election Day, and that school board candidates must file their nominating petitions in her office by Tuesday, June 5. Legislation signed by Governor Christie in January gave …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
$31,512,518 allocated for total operating budget.
The Clark Board of Education adopted its 2012-2013 school budget Tuesday, with $31,512,518 set for general expenses, including $27,490,840 raised by the tax levy. The budget first introduced to the public for discussion, where people questioned tax increases and special projects. But after a quick discussion, the board approved the amount that will be used to set programming for the next academic year. The budget is approximately $1 million more than last year's budget - an increase the board attributes to the growing district. The average cost per pupil is raised by $200 from last year for the 6,042 students expected in the district. The average cost per student for the 2012-2013 budget is $12,469. The budget was approved by the county …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The move saves the town about $10,000.
Clark Council passed a resolution Monday night to move school board elections from April to November to coincide with the regular election. It's a move Clark Business Adminstrator John Laezza estimates will save the town about $10,000. School districts that move their elections will have to submit their budgets to the county superintendent, but voters will not vote on the budget unless it exceeds the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap. If the budget exceeds the 2 percent cap, voters would then be able to vote on whether to pass it in the form of a second question on the ballot. Voters will still vote on school board candidates. "The Board of Ed. has been in cap for the last eight years in row," said Mayor Bonaccorso, pointing out that this …
Friday, January 27, 2012
The board honored Diane Kehrle, Dawn Pencinger, Karen DeMarco and Maria Weisensee.
Friday, January 27, 2012
The Clark Board of Education honored the four school PTA Presidents at the Board’s recent Showcase of Success on Jan. 10. The Showcase was in conjunction with school districts honoring volunteers during the month of January. Each of the PTA Presidents: Diane Kehrle of Valley Road School, Dawn Pencinger from Frank K. Hehnly School, Karen DeMarco representing Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, and Maria Weisensee for Arthur L. Johnson High School were present at the Showcase of Success and each was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Board of Education President Laura Caliguire as an expression of the District’s appreciation of their ongoing dedication and commitment to the students, teachers, parents, staff and administration of the …