Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights - 6/7/2021

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a regular meeting virtually on June 7, 2021. Below is a recap of the meeting:

  • All agenda motions were approved, with the exception of items A.10, E.4.3, and E.4.4, which were all tabled. Agenda
  • Dr. McGann's Superintendent's Report, linked here, included an update on referendum progress, linked here; an overview of the Vision for K-2 Computer Integration, linked here; an update from the HSMC STEM Ecosystem, linked here; and important COVID-19 information, linked here.
  • An audio recording of the meeting is 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!

  • Carol Hecky – Resource Center Teacher, Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • Carol Howell – Principal, Francis A. Desmares School
  • Susan McGovern – English as a Second Language Teacher, Francis A. Desmares School
  • Suzanne Petto – Grade 4 Teacher, Copper Hill School
  • Elizabeth Roll – Resource Center Teacher, J.P. Case Middle School
  • James Shumate – Director of Educational Facilities & Operations, Central Office
  • Susan Stess – Grade 6 Language Arts Teacher, Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • Andrea Strawman – Resource Center Teacher, Barley Sheaf School
  • Catherine Trecozzi – Cafeteria Aide, Barley Sheaf School
  • Stephanie Voorhees – Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Central Office

Policy & Regulation Update

The Board presented the following new policy for a 1st reading:
  • P 9713 - Recruitment by Special Interest Groups (M)


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

Next Meeting - June 21, 2021

  • The Board will meet again on Monday, June 21, 2021.
  • To view the 2021 Board Schedule, click here.

Board Members (2021)

Jessica Abbott (Vice President), Tim Bart (President), Pamela Baker, Valerie Bart, Jeff Cain, Dr. Marianne Kenny, Laurie Markowski, Susan Mitcheltree, 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