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News and Views from the September 23, 2019 BOE Meeting

At the September 23rd Board of Education meeting, Dr. Burton and Architect, Greg Somjen, shared updates about the finalization of the 2016 Referendum projects.

They also reviewed plans for Capital and Maintenance Projects to be funded by refinancing of bonds approved through a Referendum Special Election on January 28, 2020. Projects include Security Vestibules at all schools; Cafeteria addition at the Middle School; Infrastructure upgrades (window replacements/repairs, roof replacements, masonry repairs)...and more.

Presentation by Greg Somjen, Architect, Parette Somjen

Mr. Somjen reviewed the projects completed as a result of the 2016 referendum, as well as plans for safety, security, construction and infrastructure upgrades.

Presentation by Dr. Christine Burton, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Burton presented an Overview of C&MP, the Capital & Maintenance Plan. C&MP is is a long-term financial plan to improve and maintain our facilities for the future by issuing new bonds as existing debt expires to maintain a relatively flat debt schedule.

Want to learn more about C&MP?

Monday, Oct. 7th, 7pm

434 Millburn Avenue


The community is invited to attend an Overview Presentation by Dr. Burton to hear more about the school district's plans, projects and the special election on January 28, 2020.

Superintendent's Report

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Superintendent’s Report

Board Meeting

September 23, 2019

Here are the topics in Dr. Burton's Superintendent's rreport this week. For more details, please go to Superintendent's Report 9/23/19

Mosquitos at Washington School

An update on efforts being undertaken to manage the mosquito issues at the Washington School field.

Crossing Guards at Glenwood

Explanation of the changes made by the town and continuing evaluation of these changes in schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.

Climate Change News

During this week of climate change reports and protests, Dr. Burton shared the school district's activities that educate our students and gives them opportunities to participate in these efforts. We congratulate the members of our town and school district who are taking part in the Education for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. Mayor Eglow and a group of our students as Eco Ambassadors will be part of the presentations toward reorienting education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to a sustainable future and strengthening education and learning that promotes sustainable development.

Merit Scholars

The Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program were recently announced. Thirteen (13) of our HS students were named as semifinalists to participate in the program to become finalists representing the top scorers in NJ. In addition, there were 52 commended scholars.

Central Jersey Program for Recruitment of Diverse Educators

The contract with CJ Pride is on the agenda this evening to be approved for use in the Human Resources Office. Partnering with this group gives us an affiliation with colleges and universities who seek out diverse educators.

Washington School PTO Donation

This evening there is a donation to be accepted by the Board from the Washington PTO in the amount of $5,000 for the Leader in Me program. This has been an incredibly successful program at the Washington School to bring the work of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits to our 5th Graders. I want to also mention that the Ed Foundation was an integral part of helping to get the program started 3 years ago.

Education Foundation Fall Rocktoberfest

The Millburn Education Foundation Rocktoberest event is this Saturday. This fall festival and fundraiser will be featuring a number of bands/solo performers, food, drinks, and lots of fun. The event is this Saturday, September 28th in Taylor Park. See their website for more details.

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See the full AGENDA - 9/2319

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All Board of Education meetings are held at the Education Center at 7:45 p.m., 434 Millburn Avenue, unless otherwise noted. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend BOE meetings.

Please join us at our next meeting: Monday, October 7 at 7:45 pm.