BOE Expresses ‘Extreme Concern’ Over PILOT But Rejects Joint Public Meeting

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Published: October 4, 2018
BOE Expresses 'Extreme Concern' Over PILOT But Rejects Joint Public Meeting  | read this item

A formal resolution from the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) to the municipal governing body expressing what it called “extreme concern for the approval of PILOT programs for all or some of these multifamily redevelopment properties” was passed unanimously by the school board at its October 2nd BOE meeting. The resolution indirectly addresses current […]

RPSD Still Waiting On Pre-K $600,000 Grant Application Status

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Published: September 27, 2018
RPSD Still Waiting On Pre-K $600,000 Grant Application Status  | read this item

The Roselle Park School District (RPSD) did not make the first round of grant awardees for the pilot free pre-kindergarten program for three- and four-year-olds from the state but, according to School Superintendent Pedro Garrido, there is still a possibility of having the school district receive the grant on October 1st. This information is the […]

Parkerscope Receives First Place Recognition In ASPAY Contest

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Published: September 22, 2018
Parkerscope Receives First Place Recognition In ASPAY Contest  | read this item

For the second year in a row, the Parkerscope received First Place recognition from among high schools across the United States. Parkerscope is the Roselle Park High School (RPHS) yearbook.

Robert Gordon Students Recognized For PARCC Scores & Summer Reading Challenge

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Published: September 19, 2018
Robert Gordon Students Recognized For PARCC Scores & Summer Reading Challenge  | read this item

Ten (10) students from Robert Gordon Elementary School were presented with Certificates of Achievement for having “Exceeded Expectations” in the PARCC tests. Robert Gordon School principal, Hipolita ‘Paula’ Hernandez-Sicignano, presented the awards to the students who were in attendance with their families. Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, better known as PARCC, […]

BOE Tentatively Approves RPEA Contract. Prep Periods Still May Be An Issue.

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Published: September 3, 2018
BOE Tentatively Approves RPEA Contract. Prep Periods Still May Be An Issue.  | read this item

The August Board Of Education (BOE) meeting, school board and negotiating committee member Troy Gerten announced that a tentative agreement has been reached between the BOE and both the Roselle Park Education Association (RPEA) and the Roselle Park Custodial Association (RPCA). The three-year Collective Bargaining Agreements are for the period from July 1, 2018, to June […]

BOE Discusses Possible Grant To Provide Tuition-Free Pre-K For 4-Year-Olds

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Published: August 23, 2018
BOE Discusses Possible Grant To Provide Tuition-Free Pre-K For 4-Year-Olds  | read this item

Tuesday night’s Board Of Education meeting made public the district’s consideration of providing tuition-free prekindergarten to three- and four-year-olds who reside in the borough through a state grant, presumably through the New Jersey Department Of Education (NJDOE). The name of the grant was not mentioned. School Superintendent Pedro Garrido addressed the school board and the […]

BOE Creates Committee After PILOT & Development Discussion

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Published: August 20, 2018
BOE Creates Committee After PILOT & Development Discussion  | read this item

At the July 24th Board Of Education (BOE) meeting, members of the school board had a 25 minute discussion on current and future developments and their impact to the school system. Currently, the municipality has a redevelopment plan for the property on Westfield Avenue at Chestnut Street – locally known as the Sullivan property – […]

One Resident Filed To Run In This Year’s School Board Election

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Published: July 30, 2018
One Resident Filed To Run In This Year's School Board Election  | read this item

With the passing of the 4 p.m. deadline to file to run for this year’s Roselle Park school board elections, the Union County Clerk’s office notified Roselle Park News that it received only one petition for the 2018 Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) election. Susan Ann Carlstrom, the former Director of Guidance and Testing in […]

BOE Awards Four-Year Contract To Superintendent

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Published: July 30, 2018
BOE Awards Four-Year Contract To Superintendent  | read this item

In yet another pair of hand-carried resolutions that were not included in the evening’s agenda, the Board Of Education (BOE) voted on and effectively extended School Superintendent Pedro Garrido’s contract to six years. The first of two added resolutions rescinded the superintendent’s current contract which was to expire in June of next year. The second […]

Two BOE Members Not Running For Re-Election. Deadline To File Is Monday.

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Published: July 26, 2018
Two BOE Members Not Running For Re-Election. Deadline To File Is Monday.  | read this item

With the deadline to file to run in this year’s school board election coming up on Monday, July 30th, Roselle Park News has confirmed the two current school board members will not be running for re-election. Troy Gerten and Sundjata Sekou will not be filing their petitions and will be leaving the Board Of Education […]

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