BOE Recognizes Robert Gordon Students

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Published: May 28, 2017
Robert Gordon School Student Council
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Students from Robert Gordon Elementary School and Roselle Park Middle School (RPMS) were recognized for various achievements at the May 23rd Board Of Education (BOE) meeting. Students from Robert Gordon School were recognized including Karen Saavedra for her artwork in the AENJ Winter Art Exhibit and Olivia Qiu for winning the 8th Grade Youth Art […]

BOE Members Talk About Moving School Board Elections Back to April

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Published: May 22, 2017
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In 2012, the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) voted to move its school board elections from April to November. At that time, current BOE President Chris Miller, as well as member Troy Gerten, voted against the move. The Board at the time voted to move elections to coincide with the general election. Five years […]

October 1st Cut-Off Age For Kindergarten To Take Effect 2018-19

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Published: May 15, 2017
October 1st Cut-Off Age For Kindergarten To Take Effect 2018-19  | read this item

A question from Roselle Park resident Jenn Jaskula at an April 25th Board Of Education (BOE) meeting clarified an issue that could have cause concern for kindergarten student parents. In reviewing a policy change for the Roselle Park School District (RPSD), the cutoff date for children entering kindergarten changed from October 31st of that school […]

ECC Sidewalk Work Paid By BOE

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Published: May 8, 2017
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In response to some residents questioning who paid for sidewalk work that was recently completed at the John Adase Early Childhood Center (ECC), the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) stated at their April 25th meeting that the Roselle Park School District (RPSD) paid to have the sidewalks, blacktop, and driveway repaired at the ECC. […]

Schools Closed Friday Before Memorial Day

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Published: May 7, 2017
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The Board Of Education (BOE) voted and approved to make Friday, May 26th, a ‘no school’ day in the district. All Roselle Park School District schools will be closed. There are a set number of school days and “snow days” – used for inclement weather – in the school calendar. The 2016-17 school year has […]

Abstention On BOE Resolutions Leads To Discussion On Communication To The Board

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Published: April 25, 2017
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Board Of Education (BOE) member Troy Gerten’s abstention on Resolutions 27 through 29 at the April 4th BOE meeting brought about a discussion about communication to board members. “You made a comment there that you’re going to keep the public informed,” stated Mr. Gerten during the discussion of the business resolutions, “At this point, I […]

BOE Overhauls School District’s Special Education Policy

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Published: April 23, 2017
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The Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) has been reviewing the Roselle Park School District’s (RPSD) policy manual. With assistance from the New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA), outdated policies have been updated including the district’s special education policy. Increasing from 16 pages to 35 pages, the policy expanded certain sections such as Full Educational […]

Bid Awarded For RPMS Roof Repair

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Published: April 23, 2017
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Roof Management, Inc. (link) from Wall Township was awarded the contract to replace the roof at the Rosele Park Middle School (RPMS). Roof Management, Inc. (RMI) was the lowest of six bidders at $530,000; $487,000 for the base bid and $43,000 for the four additional options. The four alternates are additional work to include things […]

School Funding Scenarios Released By NJDOE Show Difference In State Aid

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Published: April 22, 2017
School Funding Scenarios Released By NJDOE Show Difference In State Aid  | read this item

The New Jersey Department Of Education (NJDOE) has released theoretical figures that offer alternative school funding scenarios for Roselle Park School District (RPSD) along with other districts throughout the state. The information provided by the state compares New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s funding proposal for schools and the state legislature’s model showing the state’s funding […]

Pre-K Program To Move To Elementary Schools

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Published: April 15, 2017
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“Negotiations between the Board Of Ed and the owner of the ECC building [have] ended.” School Superintendent Pedro Garrido opened up his update on the school district’s pre-kindergarten program with that statement at the April 6h Board Of Education (BOE) meeting. For over a decade, the school district rented the John Adase Early Childhood Center […]

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