Maintenance is being completed throughout the Jefferson school district, and Superintendent Patrick Tierney is anxious to see everything up and running by the first day of school. At last week’s Board of Education meeting, the Policy and Personnel Committee revised and posted a few new open positions, reviewed and edited the class rank policy by adding the loss of credit being taken into account into wording, and resolved a few personnel matters. The Education Committee approved the English K-5 curriculum in preparation for the new school year.

One of the new courses at the Jefferson Township High School called Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights is working with Kean University to provide college credit for students who take the class. Kean University will provide funding for textbooks and a possible field trip.  

To help parents and students prepare for the new year, the portal opened up on August 15th for K-5 students to see their teacher and for Jefferson Township Middle School students to see their team. Student supplies were also posted on the district website for K-5 students. The Board of Education is considering opening the portal earlier next year to give parents and students more time to prepare for the upcoming school year.

While some students were relaxing this summer and others were working at their summer jobs, Board Member Michael Stewart recognized three students on their pursuit of science during the summer. Two students went to a summer program at Rutgers University where they learned about real applications in biology and DNA research. Another student went to the seventh annual BASF summer intensive where high school students learned about applications of chemistry in the business world.

Board Member Frank Cuccio also recognized the great work of the Milton Tri-PTA for their donations to White Rock School, which will help bring this school year to a new start.

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