Sunday, January 6, 2013
One seat remains vacant as board holds annual reorganization meeting.
Sunday, January 6
Two re-elected Montville Township Board of Education members will be sworn in Monday as the board holds its annual reorganization meeting. This is the first year the meeting will be held in January after the board voted last year to move school board elections and eliminate a budget vote. Dr. Karen Cortellino and Charles Grau will take the Oath of Office at the township municipal building at 7 p.m. at the beginning of the meeting. Jon Alin was also re-elected, but resigned from his seat last month to relocate to Florida. The board has not yet selected a candidate to fill Alin's seat, although one is expected to be appointed at next month's meeting. Also at Monday's meeting, the school board will elect a president and vice president. Annual…
Montville Chamber of Commerce will also meet.
Re-elected Montville Township Board of Education members will be sworn at the board's annual reorganization meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Montville Township Municipal Building. Lazar Middle School students in seventh and eighth grade will perform a winter concert on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Montville Township High School. On Wednesday, the sixth graders will perform their winter concert at 7:30 p.m. at the high school. The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday at noon at 28 Route 46 in Pine Brook for the group's monthly luncheon. During this month's meeting, attendees will hear from Bill Olderman of Premiere Energy Auction. The Montville Rotary Club will have its monthly breakfast meeting Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Montville board of education members thanked superintendent for leadership immediately following the storm.
Even though the school buildings were closed for nearly two weeks following Superstorm Sandy, district officials still had work to do informing parents and students of power progress and school openings. Board members addressed the storm response at the Nov. 20 meeting, with several members commending Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried for his leadership in the days following the storm. Board President Dr. Karen Cortellino told Fried the community appreciated the continued Honeywell alerts the district sent out to parents. She said she had heard positive feedback from many parents about the district's communication efforts. "You were the voice of Hurricane Sandy," Cortellino said she had heard from residents. Board Vice President Dr. Matthew …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Students received recognition for achievements in academics, athletics and more.
Several Montville Township High School (MTHS) students were celebrated for their achievements in a variety of areas during the Nov. 20 board of education meeting. MTHS Assistant Principal Timothy Gouraige congratuated the students, who were named ShopRite Stars, before he and Montville Township Board of Education President Dr. Karen Cortellino presented the students with certificates. "We're proud of the students in achieving this recognition," he said. Gouraige explained that students were selected through a three-phase process. First, they were nominated by their teachers and then nominations were passed on to department heads. Finally, the students' names were passed on to the administration. One student each was chosen for the …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Superintendent says six out of seven school buildings are without power.
For the fourth day this week, Montville Township Public Schools will close Thursday. According to Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried, six of the district's schools are without power. M.E.D.L.C. will also be canceled for Thursday. The only school building with power is the Cedar Hill Elementary School, which Montville Township has designated as a comfort station and shelter for those in need of a place to stay overnight. Cedar Hill has a separate room designated for sheltering pets, as well as power and outlets to charge electronic devices. Read all Montville Patch Sandy coverage here. Stay with Montville Patch for continued Sandy coverage. "Like" our Facebook page for updates and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Three Scouts were honored by the Montville Township Board of Education last week.
Being an Eagle Scout is more than wearing a uniform and camping. As several local Eagle Scouts proved recently, it means making a difference in the community in which you, or others, live to benefit residents. Andrew Kim, Kevin Lindert and Alexander Novis were honored by the Montville Township Board of Education on Oct. 16 for earning their Eagle Scout awards and completing projects around Montville, including renovating school district tennis courts, beautifying the Montville dog park and more. As his Eagle project, Lindert renovated a room at the high school that was previously used for storage, transforming it into a college resource center. He installed new carpeting and desks, with help from 35 fellow scouts, and also painted the …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Wife of former Montville coach asks BOE to let her keep her own coaching job.
A little more than a month after the Montville school board approved a replacement coach for former Montville Township High School assistant track coach Anthony SanFilippo, his wife, Kristen SanFilippo, pleaded with the board not to replace her as well Tuesday night. “I am here tonight to tell you why I should not be let go,” she told the board of education. But the board voted to approve a new coach despite SanFilippo’s, and a few students’ requests. Board members were not able to comment on the personnel issue, according to the board attorney, however, Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried confirmed that the appointments of all of the new coaches were recommended through the appropriate process. SanFilippo had been an assistant track coach for …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
MTEA salary guide has been submitted to the board of education for approval.
The Montville Township Education Association (MTEA) could be close to having a new contract ratified as a union representative said she expects the negotiations to come to a conclusion by the end of the month. "The salary guides have been developed and submitted to the board for them to review. We are hoping the parties will ratify before the end of the month," Vickie Walsh, a New Jersey Education Association field representative who is representing the MTEA said Thursday. The Montville Township Board of Education is hoping for an agreement to be reached soon. "The board is also hopeful a successful conclusion is near," Board President Dr. Karen Cortellino said. Developing salary guides, and then agreeing on them, are the final steps in a …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Principals would be able to decide whether students could use cell phones and when.
Students may soon be permitted to use their cell phones during the day in a limited capacity at school according to a revision the board of education is considering to a Montville Township school district policy. Board Member Jon Alin spoke briefly about the revision before the policy's introduction by first reading at the Sept. 24 meeting. Alin said a committee is being formed with students and teachers to evaluate the use of cellular phones in the schools. The existing policy does not permit cell phone possession or use at school at all on the elementary level, but does permit cell phone possession and use before and after school on the middle and high school levels. With the revisions, school administrators would be able to determine …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Committee members excited to share details of teachers' planned learning day with board members.
Sometimes teachers are taught too. Montville teachers will spend a day of professional development on Oct. 8 and the committee planning the program has been hard at work creating work shops, activities and lectures. Two Professional Development Committee members shared their plans for the teachers' in-service day during Monday night's board of education meeting. Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried prefaced their remarks by explaining what a professional development day is. "[There is] no school for students in our school system but it is a day of learning for our staff members," he said. According to Anne Fisher, a member of the committee and reading specialist at Cedar Hill Elementary School, teachers will spend time learning about the …