Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights - 10/11/2021

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a regular, in-person meeting on October 11, 2021. The Board swore into office new member Murty Varanasi, who will serve on the Board until the term expires on December 31, 2022. Below is a recap of the regular meeting:


  • All agenda motions were approved, with the exception of Policy Item 2.5 which was tabled. The agenda is online here: Agenda.
  • The Superintendent's Report included a presentation by Lead Nurse Kathleen Barbee, linked here, and district updates and information presented by Dr. McGann, linked here.
  • The Board approved the Emergency Virtual or Remote Instruction Program for the 2021-2022 School Year -- Continuing with Confidence: The Road Forward, linked here.
  • An audio recording of the meeting will be made available on our web site here.

Policy & Regulation Update

The Board presented the following new policies and regulations for a first reading:
  • P 1648.11 - The Road Forward COVID-19 – Health and Safety (M)
  • P 1648.11 - The Road Forward COVID-19 – Health and Safety (M) -- Appendices
  • P 1648.13 - School Employee Vaccination Requirements (M)


It is anticipated that a second reading and adoption of the above policies will be scheduled for the October 25 Board of Education meeting.


The Board adopted the following revised policies and regulations:
  • P 0131 - Bylaws, Policies, and Regulations
  • P 3450 - Staff Recognition
  • P 4450 - Staff Recognition-Support Staff
  • R 7510 - Community Use of School Facilities


The Board did not adopt proposed revisions to Regulation 8420.1 - Fire and Fire Drills (M). The item was tabled.


The Board abolished Policy 8810 - Religious Holidays.


An (M) denotes a state-mandated policy/regulation. All Board-approved policies and regulations are available online here.

Next Meeting - October 25, 2021

The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Monday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at J.P. Case Middle School. To view the 2021 Board Schedule, click here.

Board Members (2021)

Jessica Abbott (Vice President), Tim Bart (President), Pamela Baker, Valerie Bart, Jeff Cain, Laurie Markowski, Susan Mitcheltree, Melanie Rosengarden, Marty 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