Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights - 10/1/2020

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a meeting, in person and via Zoom, on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Below is a recap of the meeting:

  • New Board member Melanie Rosengarden was sworn into office to serve on the Board through December 31, 2020. Welcome, Mrs. Rosengarden!
  • All agenda motions were approved, with the exception of items 1.1 and 1.2 under Policy, which were tabled: Agenda.
  • Ms. Gwen Thornton from the New Jersey School Boards Association provided a professional development session for board members. The presentation is linked here.
  • District Architect Rich Alderiso and Project Manager Paul Graebener provided a referendum update. The presentation is linked here.
  • Bruce Black presented information on available YMCA child-care support for families.
  • Dr. McGann shared her Superintendent's Report which included an update on reopening. The report is linked here.
  • An audio recording of the meeting is available on our web site here.

Policy & Regulation Update

The Board introduced the following new policies for a first reading and asked for the Policy Committee to review suggested changes:


  • P 1648 - Restart and Recovery Plan (M)
  • P 1648.02 - Remote Learning Options for Families (M)
  • P 1648.03 - Restart and Recovery Plan - Full-Time Remote Instruction (M)


The Board tabled the following revised policies and regulations:

  • P 5330 - Administration of Medication (M)
  • R 5330 - Administration of Medication (M)


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

Next Meeting - October 12, 2020

  • The Board of Education will meet again on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Board Members (2020)

Jessica Abbott (Vice President), Tim Bart (President), Valerie Bart, Jeff Cain, Dr. Marianne Kenny, Laurie Markowski, Susan Mitcheltree, Edward Morgan, Melanie Rosengarden

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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