RPEA President Open To Talks On Elementary Prep Periods

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Published: December 31, 2018
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Kathleen MacDonald, speaking as president of the Roselle Park Education Association (RPEA) and a part of the negotiating team for teachers’ union regarding the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE), stated that she and the association are open to what are called ‘sidebar’ talks to address prep periods but […]

Saving Art & Music: RPEA Agreement Article 10(D)(1)

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Published: December 29, 2018
Saving Art & Music: RPEA Agreement Article 10(D)(1)  | read this item

Art and music. Both are considered non-essentials in public school education, but for many students as well as parents, they are a fundamental component of a well-rounded education; as important as math or language or sports. In the last couple of years, art and music in Roselle Park elementary schools have turned from a matter […]

A Review Of 2018 PARCC Scores

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Published: December 23, 2018
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PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) replaced New Jersey’s previous standardized test in 2015. Even before its implementation, there was criticism of the statewide assessment. Now, there is talk of – once again – getting rid of PARCC for another, as yet unknown, standardized test that will measure student progress throughout […]

Sekou, Gerten, Cancino Bid Farewell To BOE

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Published: December 18, 2018
Sekou, Gerten, Cancino Bid Farewell To BOE  | read this item

At the December 4th Board Of Education (BOE) meeting, which has turned out to be the last Roselle Park school board meeting of the year, the three outgoing BOE members gave their final words as volunteers to the community in the capacity of residents who review the policies of the Roselle Park School District (RPSD). […]

BOE Recognizes Rotary Club RPHS Students Of The Month

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Published: December 16, 2018
BOE Recognizes Rotary Club RPHS Students Of The Month  | read this item

The Board Of Education (BOE) recognized the Rotary Club Of Roselle-Roselle Park Students Of The Month from Roselle Park High School (RPHS) for the first three months of the school year. The Rotary Club presents these awards to those students in the community who are dedicated to service and go above and beyond in their […]

Sherman Students Recognized For PARCC Achievements

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Published: November 24, 2018
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At the November 20th Board Of Education (BOE) meeting, 18 Sherman Elementary School students were recognized for having scored the highest level in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) standardized tests. Sherman School principal Tara Lechner presented students from the third and fourth grades with their Certificates of Recognition. PARCC is comprised of […]

Parent Asks BOE About Clubs, Stipends, And AP Classes

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Published: November 14, 2018
Parent Asks BOE About Clubs, Stipends, And AP Classes  | read this item

Parent Karen Donnelly addressed the Board Of Education (BOE) at the November 6th school board meeting regarding the loss of district chorus and other extracurricular activities – including chess – due to a lack of stipends. “It makes me a little upset. I know this is a big contract year for all the teachers,” said […]

RPEA Contract Approved. Average Salary Increase 2.9%. No Change In Prep Periods.

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Published: November 13, 2018
RPEA Contract Approved. Average Salary Increase 2.9%. No Change In Prep Periods.  | read this item

The three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE) and the Roselle Park Education Association (RPEA) was approved by the school board at their October meeting with only five of the nine-member board voting on the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Three school board members – Kevin Cancino, Christopher Miller, and Sundjata Sekou […]

Ray Parenteau Hired As RPSD Director Of Plant Operations

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Published: November 11, 2018
Ray Parenteau Hired As RPSD Director Of Plant Operations  | read this item

Resident Ray Parenteau Sr. was appointed as Director of Plant Operations at the November 7th Board Of Education (BOE) meeting. Mr. Parenteau will be taking over for Assunta Padovano who in July of this year had her retirement notice effective January 1, 2019, accepted by the school board. The start date for Mr. Parenteau in […]

The Write-Ins: From Abe To Baby Shark

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Published: November 8, 2018
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Every year the most notable on-the-record use of the First Amendment is included in candidates written in for various offices from president to school board member. The freedom to type in anything from a legitimate choice to clear forms of protest or expression is recorded as a vote. This year had close to 300 people […]

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