Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights - 6/8/2020

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a regular meeting, via Zoom, on Monday, June 8, 2020. Below is a recap of the meeting:

  • All agenda motions were approved with two exceptions: Agenda.
    - Personnel items #6.3 and #14 were removed.
  • Dr. McGann shared her Superintendent's Report which is linked here.
  • An audio recording of the meeting will be available on our web site here.

Board of Education Recognition

The Board of Education honored this year's retiring faculty and staff members, thanking them for their many years of service to our district. Through the years, these dedicated professionals have served countless students and families, supported fellow faculty members, collaborated with their colleagues and contributed to our district’s great success. Their experience, knowledge, skills and talents have helped to improve and enhance the education we provide our students. Over the years, they have taught, guided or cared for children with great pride, integrity and sincerity. Their hard work and devotion have helped our students grow, learn and achieve. It is because of their outstanding efforts that our district continues to provide all students with an excellent education and the foundation they need to succeed in the future. We thank these individuals for all that they have given to our district, including their commitment to children, passion for education and a life-long love of learning. As each of them looks toward their new beginning, we wish them much joy, good health and all the very best in the years to come.
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Congratulations to Our Retirees!

  • Linda Amato, Administrative Secretary - Francis A. Desmares School
  • Thomas (Oliver) Blay, Grade 8 Science Teacher - J.P. Case Middle School
  • Jodi Brush, Grade 4 Teacher - Francis A. Desmares School (completed 30 Years of Service)
  • Thea Chalikis, Family & Consumer Sciences (Fabrics) Teacher - J.P. Case Middle School
  • Debra Davis, Grade 5 Teacher - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • Lisa Garrabrant, World Language (Spanish) Teacher - J.P. Case Middle School
  • Patricia Hillebrecht, Reading Recovery Teacher - Robert Hunter School
  • Patricia Kurylo, Kindergarten Teacher - Copper Hill School
  • Mitra Manda, Cafeteria Aide & Supervisor - Francis A. Desmares School
  • Ellen Rogers, Autism Teacher - Copper Hill School
  • Jane Roosa, Resource Center Teacher - Copper Hill School
  • Melanie Rosengarden, School Nurse - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School and J.P. Case Middle School
  • Kathryn Scheffels, Health & Physical Education Teacher - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • Audrey Spies, Instrumental Music Teacher - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School (effective September 30)
  • Barbara Stewart, Grade 3 Teacher - Francis A. Desmares School
  • David Thomas, Instrumental Music Teacher - J.P. Case Middle School
  • Michele Tonge, G&T Math Teacher - Francis A. Desmares School
  • Ameloisa (Amy) Martinez-Wright, ESL Teacher - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School and J.P. Case Middle School

Policy & Regulation Update

The Board adopted the following new policies:
  • P 3421.13 - Postnatal Accommodations
  • P 4421.13 - Postnatal Accommodations
  • P 7243 - Supervision of Construction (M)


An (M) denotes a state-mandated policy/regulation. Revisions to our online policy/regulation manual will be completed this week. All Board policies and regulations are available online here.

Next Meeting - 6/22/2020

The Board of Education meets again on Monday, June 22, 2020. An Executive Session will be held at 5 p.m. to discuss the Superintendent's Evaluation. The regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Board Members (2020)

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

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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