Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Township school strategic planning starts gathering public input.
Wednesday's public input session for the Warren Township schools strategic plan posed a seemingly simple question: what does the community value here? That question by program leader Carol Moldan was at the heart of the night's session at Warren Middle School, which included about 40 residents participating in a table-hopping brainstorm session working to get a clearly defined brand for Warren schools. Moldan and fellow "recovering school superintendent" Charles Kuzminski led the participants in the program, using techniques aimed at helping the participants develop focused answers to such questions as; The first task for the participants was to think of words that describe the district ("Blue Ribbon school district," "Meeting individual …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Move will reduce amount of proposed tax increase by $19.
After a lengthy discussion of options, and some contentious public comments, the Warren Township Board of Education approved changes to the proposed 2012-2013 budget to include computer purchases, funds for required teacher evaluations and a reduction in the amount to be raised by taxes, at its meeting Tuesday night at Central School. The changes followed the announcement last week that the district would receive about $248,000 more than the proposed budget anticipated from the state. The board discussed, and ultimately approved, a suggestion from its Finance Committee to approve using $120,000 for three new computer carts (at a cost of $30,000) and to pay for the expected costs of implementing a new state-required teacher evaluation …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
School counselors say parental involvement as important in the "digital world" as in the "real world."
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Parental involvement and supervision of your children’s daily lives is just as important “online” as in the “real world.” Get to know the internet sites and services your children use to alert you to any potential problems that may occur with their use. Spend time with your child while they are online and find out if they have a free web-based email account and if they are using social networking sites. If you are concerned about your children’s online activities, talk to them and seek out the help of school counselors or other professionals. If your child confides in you about viewing inappropriate material or violating one of the safety rules, try not to overreact. It is best to work with your child to learn from what happened and to …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Patricia Leonhardt OK'd after hour-long interview and discussion at Monday's meeting.
Holland Township resident Patricia A. Leonhardt was approved as the new business administrator and board secretary for the Warren Township School District, Monday. "I am so happy to come to Warren Township," Leonhardt said Wednesday. "It is a strong school district, and I am thrilled to be a member of the administrative team." She will begin her new duties "on or about" Nov. 14, under terms of a contract dated Sept. 12. Until that time, Robert Zeglarski will continue as temporary BA/Board secretary. Further details on Leonhardt's contract have not been released. Leonhardt is currently serving in the same capacity for the Clinton Township and the Lebanon Borough school districts. She has also been the business administrator and board …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Warren Township Board of Education members meet district's new teachers.
Warren Township's school principals introduced their newest staff members to the Board of Education, Monday, and though they may be new in their jobs, many were familiar faces. Superintendent Tami Crader noted some of the 14 new staff members had worked in the district prior to their latest appointments, either as long-term substitutes or as non-certified aides. The new teachers include: The new teachers mingled with the board members and school administrators prior to Monday's board meeting, enjoying cake and coffee, and were introduced to each other by the school principals at the begginning of the board meeting.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Janet Milita meets with Mary Lou Cebula before taking the helm at school.
The classrooms are empty, and the walls in the principal's office are bare, as long-time Central School Principal Mary Lou Cebula ends her career in education. But before she goes, she has one final student: her replacement, Janet Milita, of Annandale. Milita was hired Monday by the Board of Education, scheduled to begin Aug. 29 at the end of her current contract with the Hope Township School District, in Warren County. Milita may be released from her current contract before then, if approved by the Hope Township Board of Education. Milita has been principal at the pre-K through eighth-grade school for four years. The one-school district serves about 210 students, and has been recognized as a "High Performing School District" by the state …