Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In Middletown, 17 teachers and educational service professionals earned the title for 2012-2013.
Today is Teacher Appreciation Day. Here is a list of teachers who were commended for going the extra mile for their students. They will be publicly thanked at the May 21 meeting of the Middletown Board of Education. John Kerrigan, Math Teacher at HS North Louise Baratta, Math Teacher at HS South Donna Berg, Teacher Language Arts at Bayshore Middle School Tara Flynn, Special Education Teacher at Thompson Middle School Susan Mosely, Alternate School Program Teacher at Thorne Middle School Maureen Massell, Kindergarten Teacher at Bayview Elementary Allyson Paterno, Co-Teacher Gr 1 & 2 at Fairview Elementary Ellen Balestriere, Co-Teacher Gr 1 & 2 at Harmony Elementary Michelle Perpinan, Grade 1 Teacher at Leonardo Elementary Devin McGraw…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Also, the school board proposes a 2013-2014 budget that will seek a 1% raise in the tax levy.
State aid to both the municipal government as well as the Middletown Township school district will remain flat this year, according to figures released by the state. The township will receive $6,052,688 from the state government, the same amount it received last year. The school district will receive $17,511,412 -- also the same amount as last year. The municipal government and school district are separate entities whose budgets -– as well as the state aid allocated to each – are not related. The Board of Education, which controls the school budget, released a tentative $147,856,250 operating budget Wednesday that calls for 1% increase in the tax levy. The proposed 2013-14 budget tax levy is $126,254,312, up $1,250,042 from the year before…
Friday, March 1, 2013
The board is looking for someone to oversee district security staff.
The Middletown Board of Education announced Wednesday that it is looking to hire a Supervisor of Security to oversee school security guards at the district's three middle schools and two high schools. In its February newsletter, the Board of Education said it is currently enhancing security at building entrances through procedures and building upgrades, expanding surveillance capabilities and refining emergency management plans. In response to questions from the public at Wednesday night's board meeting, Superintendent William O. George said that the Supervisor would not be armed. The budgeted salary for the new position is more similar to a starting teacher's salary as opposed to an administrator's, he said. This is the board's job …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Six students headed to DECA Regional Conference in February.
Thursday, January 31
Middletown HS North senior Derek Carper delivered a report about events at the school at the Jan. 28 Board of Education meeting. Here is his report. For publication in Middletown-NJ Patch, the board of education has replaced the names of the students in the report with initials, per board policy. ________________________________ The 4 x 800 boys indoor track team broke the school record by three seconds running an 8:20 recently this winter. The distance medley relay also broke a school record twice this season and has run a 10:33. This time currently ranks the relay at number eight in the nation. In Girls Track, the 4 x 800 team broke the school record twice this season and their best time is 10:07. The sprint medley relay also broke the…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Superintendent George says the schools are supporting the township's post Hurricane-Sandy recovery effort, and considering the safety of students in its decision-making about re-opening.
Schools Superintendent William O. George said Monday that although schools are closed, he and central administration has been working around the clock with township officials and parent organizations to assess and address the post-Hurricane Sandy crisis in Middletown school district. "Our offices are closed, but we are working," said George on Monday at noon. School teams have returned to practices. NJSIAA scheduled games will be played, but on a week's delay. "Trunk or treat" belated Halloween trick-or-treating for district children at area schools is being organized, likely for next Sunday afternoon. And the district is supporting use of its schools as day shelters or drop-off / pick-up donations sites during polling on Tuesday. The …
Friday, October 19, 2012
A large slate of candidates seeking different opportunities to serve on the board took questions Thursday at the Middletown Arts Center.
For the first time the public got to hear from 10 of the 14 candidates seeking a place on the 9-member Middletown Township Board of Education at a candidates forum at the Middletown Arts Center. The event, sponsored by Middletown Mornings public interest group, attracted nearly two dozen attendees. It is the first of three forums planned in Middletown. Organizer Stephanie Murray, who also serves on the 5-member Middletown Township Committee, said it will be hard for voters to sort out who is competing against whom for the contested three 3-year terms and the single one-year unexpired term. (There is no contest for the two, unexpired 2-year terms). "It is such a large ballot," she said. After introducing themselves and talking about their …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The Middletown Board of Education and county schools superintendent signed off on the bonus.
After seven months on the job, the Middletown Board of Education has determined that Superintendent William George has succeeded in meeting his merit goals for the 2011-2012 school year, and should be awarded $13,079 in merit pay. Although he received raves in his review by the board, George fell short of his full pro-rated potential payout of $16,176. The Interim County Superintendent Joseph Passiment, Jr. reviewed the board's decision and authorized the bonus on July 20. The school board approved the payment at the August 21 meeting at High School North. In its calculations, the school board had to weigh George's achievements against pre-set quantitative and qualitative goals set out in George's employment contract, pro-rated for the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Mascone says he is stepping down with "deep regret."
In school districts like Middletown that recently changed the school board election date to November, terms of office that would have expired by May are now extended to January, 2014. For Michael Mascone, serving an additional 8 months on the Middletown Township Board of Education is no longer possible since a change job responsibilities. The one-term member tendered his resignation, effective August 21. "With preparing for meetings and attendance at meetings, I was putting in 35 to 40 hours a month," said Mascone. "The reason I am resigning does not have anything to do with the amount of time it took. It's more out of a sense of doing the right thing. I don't want to shortchange the process," he said in a phone interview Wednesday. …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The nominating application is due at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
With the resignation of Board of Education member Michael Mascone last week, Middletown Township Board of Education will have one additional seat to be filled in this November’s upcoming election. Mascone's term expires on December 31, 2013. That means that there will be six seats open for election. They are: three 3 full terms (3 year assignments); two unexpired terms (2-year); and now an additional one (1-year) unexpired term. Citizens interested in running for the one-year unexpired term have until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7 to submit their nominating petition to County Clerk’s Election office at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, in order to get their name on the ballot. More information about candidacy for the November election is …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Middletown Board of Education approved new hires including a new principal Tuesday night.
The Middletown Township Board of Education approved new 18 hires and the appointment of a new principal for Fairview School Tuesday at its meeting at the Middletown High School North Library. However, Waldron will be present on the first day of school on September 10 at Fairview to welcome students and meet parents but she will not begin as principal until she is released from her current position as Wemrock Brook’s Assistant Principal. In between this time, Matthew Kirkpatrick will remain as principal and will transfer to Thompson Middle School once Waldron takes his former position of Fairview School Principal.