A Conversation With Sundjata Sekou

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Published: August 23, 2014
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A Conversation With Sundjata Sekou  | read this item

First things first, some interesting facts about Mr. Sundjata Sekou: Although he shares a similar namesake, he is not related to New York City poet, performer, and teacher Sekou Sundiata. He lives in the house that was formerly occupied by another former BOE member Nancy Kinloch. That aside, Sundjata is running for a seat on the […]

BOE Ballot Positions Released. One Candidate Withdraws.

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Published: August 20, 2014
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BOE Ballot Positions Released. One Candidate Withdraws.  | read this item

The ballot positions for the Board Of Education (BOE) candidates have been released by the County with one of the candidates, Mayda Sanchez, withdrawing her name from consideration. This leaves four candidates, all men, in the following position on the November ballet: Jeof Vita Sundjata Sekou Rodric Bowman Christopher Miller Mayda Sanchez, who initially submitted […]

Herbicides Sprayed On High School Field

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Published: August 5, 2014
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Herbicides Sprayed On High School Field  | read this item

A hand-written unsigned notice on the fence for the Roselle Park High School/Herm Shaw Field this past Saturday afternoon read that the fields would be closed for 48 hours. In addition to that, information sheets on two chemicals – Allectus and 4-SPEED Selective Herbicide – were also posted on the fence. A white flag on […]

Five Residents File To Run For Three BOE Seats

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Published: July 29, 2014
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Five Residents File To Run For Three BOE Seats  | read this item

By 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, five residents had filed their petition to run for the three (3) available seats on the Board Of Education (BOE). The five candidates are: Rodric Bowman Christopher Miller Mayda Sanchez Sundjata Sekou Jeof Vita Two candidates – Christopher Miller and Jeof Vita – are currently on the Board and are […]

Sherman School Boiler Contract To Be Awarded At Next BOE Meeting

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Published: July 26, 2014
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Sherman School Boiler Contract To Be Awarded At Next BOE Meeting  | read this item

The contract to replace the decades old boiler at Sherman School will be approved at the July 29th Board Of Education (BOE) meeting. The opening of the bids was conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, July 24th at the Roselle park School District (RPSD)/Board Of Education (BOE) offices at 510 Chestnut Street. Representatives of the […]

Barbara Sokol Not Running For BOE Seat. Petition Deadline July 28th.

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Published: July 15, 2014
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Barbara Sokol Not Running For BOE Seat. Petition Deadline July 28th.  | read this item

With two (2) weeks left before the deadline to file Board Of Education (BOE) Candidate Nominating Petitions by 4 p.m. on Monday, July 28th, BOE member Barbara Sokol has officially announced she will not be running for her seat for another three-year term. Chris Miller and Jeof Vita, whose terms are also expiring at the end […]

RPHS Auditorium Restoration Finally Underway

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Published: July 4, 2014
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RPHS Auditorium Restoration Finally Underway  | read this item

The Roselle Park High School (RPHS) Auditorium is on its way to being renovated and refurbished after years of use had taken its toll on the community theatre. The project, started by a group of involved parents, teachers, and administrators called “The Friends of RPHS” in 2010, have now seen their hard work come to fruition with help from […]

Body, Mind, And Spirit

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Published: June 28, 2014
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Body, Mind, And Spirit  | read this item

The school year in Roselle Park is over. In emphasizing the merits of education, two award presentations given on the same night at a June Board Of Education (BOE) meeting symbolized – either by plan or by providence – that school is for the body as well as the mind, both which instill the spirit […]

RPSD To Update Social Networks Policy

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Published: June 14, 2014
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RPSD To Update Social Networks Policy  | read this item

In line with the signing into law of New Jersey Senate Bill S441 on April 29, 2014, that requires local school boards to have policies governing the use of social media communication between teachers and students, the Roselle Park School District (RPSD) will be updating policy 4119.24 “Staff Use Of Internet Social Networks And Other Forms […]

BOE Provides Information On School Libraries/Media Centers

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Published: June 13, 2014
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BOE Provides Information On School Libraries/Media Centers  | read this item

More information was provided on the combining of libraries and computer rooms into media centers at all elementary schools on Tuesday night’s Board Of Education (BOE) meeting. In addition to officially transferring three (3) teachers for full-day kindergarten, School Superintendent Pedro Garrido answered some questions that were asked at the March 18th BOE meeting. It […]

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