Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights -- 7/25/22

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a regular meeting on July 25, 2022. The Board swore into office new member Christopher Smolk. He will serve on the Board until the vacant term expires on December 31, 2022. The Board also interviewed candidates to fill an open seat on the board, representing Raritan Township. At the conclusion of the interviews, and following Executive Session, Jaclyn Arce was selected and appointed to serve on the Board until the vacant term expires on December 31, 2022. Below is a recap of the meeting:

  • All agenda motions were approved, including an addendum, with the exception of Special Services item #G.5: Agenda and Addendum.
  • Audio recordings of meetings are available on our web site here.

Special Recognition - In Memory of Mr. Plichta

During the meeting, the Board of Education held a moment of silence in remembrance of David Plichta, Facilities Manager. Dr. McGann shared the following, "It is with the heaviest of hearts and in deep sadness that I share with our community and formally acknowledge to the Board of Education the loss of a member of our Flemington-Raritan School District family. Facilities Manager Dave Plichta, a long-time member of our Maintenance Team, passed away with family by his side. Dave Plichta served our district since 1998 with great pride, respect, and integrity. For 24 years, Dave lent a helping hand to everyone in the district. He was eager to problem-solve and always went above and beyond to support the needs and priorities of students, staff members and administrators. Our hearts are heavy as we share our deepest condolences with the Plichta Family, including his beloved wife Kathy, a Teacher Assistant in our District, and his son Dave, a teacher at J.P. Case Middle School. We will fondly remember Dave as we recognize, appreciate and commend him for his outstanding effort and contributions to our District."

Policy & Regulation Update

The Board presented the following new policies for a 1st reading:

  • P 1648.15 - Recordkeeping for Healthcare Settings in School Buildings – COVID-19 (M)
  • P 2416.01 - Postnatal Accommodations for Students

The Board adopted the following revised policies and regulations:

  • P 0163 - Quorum
  • P 2415 - Every Student Succeeds Act (M)
  • P 3270 - Professional Responsibilities
  • R 3270 - Lesson Plans and Plan Books
  • P 5512 - Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (M)
  • P 5513 - Care of School Property (M)
  • R 5513 - Care of School Property (M)
  • P 2431.4 - Prevention and Treatment of Sports-Related Concussions and Head Injuries (M)
  • R 2431.4 - Prevention and Treatment of Sports-Related Concussions and Head Injuries (M)

All Board-approved policies and regulations are available online here.

Next Meeting - August 22, 2022

The Board of Education will hold the next regular meeting on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. To view the 2022 Board Schedule, click here.

Board Members (2022)

Jaclyn Arce (to be sworn in), Valerie Bart (Vice President), Loretta Borowsky, Jeff Cain, Michelle Hurley, Laurie Markowski, Susan Mitcheltree (President), Melanie Rosengarden and Christopher Smolk.

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The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District values children. Together, WE:

Foster social, emotional, and academic growth in a safe and nurturing environment.

Respect values and traditions within our families and schools.

Strive to respond to the needs of our diverse and changing community.

Develop the curiosity and creativity of critical thinkers to become collaborative problem solvers who meet the challenges of a globally competitive society.

Every Student - Every Day - Every Opportunity