Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights -- 5/23/22

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a regular meeting on May 23, 2022. Below is a recap of the meeting:

  • All agenda and addendum motions were approved with the exception of Finance item C.3. which was tabled: Agenda and Addendum.
  • A motion was added and passed to move this year's Superintendent and Board goals to the 2022-2023 school year, which includes the development of a new Strategic Plan.
  • Representatives of the Superintendent's Ad Committee presented an overview of redistricting and elementary school catchment areas during Dr. McGann's Superintendent's Report, linked here. More redistricting information is available online here.
  • The district's equity coordinators, Mrs. Nydia Peake and Mrs. Jessica Braynor, presented the district's new web page for diversity, equity and opportunity resources. The presentation is linked here.
  • Audio recordings of meetings are available on our web site here.

Board Recognition: Maryellen Nealis

The Board of Education recognized, commended and thanked Maryellen Nealis, a Cafeteria Aide at Robert Hunter School, for her recent heroic act. On April 27, Ms. Nealis demonstrated swift, diligent and exemplary action when she noticed a child was exhibiting signs of choking during lunch. Ms. Nealis immediately assessed the situation, performed the Heimlich maneuver and successfully relieved the child from distress. Ms. Nealis thwarted a potentially life-threatening circumstance and ensured the child’s health and safety. The District is so proud of and grateful to Ms. Nealis for her outstanding dedication in supporting every student, every day, at every opportunity. Thank you, Ms. Nealis, for your distinguished service to our students, to the Robert Hunter School community and to the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District.
Maryellen Nealis honored by the Board of Education

Policy & Regulation Update

The Board of Education presented the following new regulation for a 1st reading:
  • R 2460.30 - Additional/Compensatory Special Education and Related Services (M)

The Board adopted the following revised policies and regulations:
  • R 2340 - Field Trips
  • P 8420 - Emergency and Crisis Situations (M)
  • P 8465 - Bias Crimes and Bias-Related Acts (M)
  • R 8465 - Bias Crimes and Bias-Related Acts (M)

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

Next Meeting - June 13, 2022

The Board of Education will hold the next regular meeting on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. at J.P. Case Middle School. During the meeting, this year's retirees will be honored and recognized. To view the 2022 Board Schedule, click here.

Board Members (2022)

Pamela Baker, Valerie Bart (Vice President), Loretta Borowsky, Jeff Cain, Michelle Hurley, Laurie Markowski, Susan Mitcheltree (President), Melanie Rosengarden, Murty Varanasi

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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