The highlight of the November 18 Board of Education meeting was a performance by the high school’s Elevate a capella group. Elevate, directed by Marcus Thompson, was invited to perform at the New Jersey State School Board Association Convention earlier this month. Superintendent Jeanne Howe was so impressed with the group that she asked them to put on an encore at the meeting.
Taylor Meytrott of Nisivoccia LLP presented the district’s 2018-2019 audit review. He reported a clean audit that was consistent with years past.
During the public comment portion of the meeting, Jefferson Township High School sophomore Ashley Gould proposed starting a program that would offer food for underprivileged students on the weekends. A local food bank would provide easy-to-prepare meals that would be discreetly delivered to students. The program would run at no cost to the district.
The board welcomed back board president Matthew Millar, Michael Stewart, and Adele Wildermuth. All three won their recent re-election bids on November 5.