Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The school's PTO voiced concerns of the overcrowded focusing on kindergarten.
More than 50 Deerfield parents filled the new middle school auditorium to discuss concerns over an overcrowded elementary school at Monday's Millburn Board of Education meeting. The Deerfield Parent-Teacher Organization told the board it has concerns with the safety and socialization of students because of an increase in the number of students now attending the school. Deerfield has added 33 students this year, according to Lauren Hollender, co-president of the Deerfield PTO. Currently, there are five kindergarten classes and four are over limit of district guideline of 20 students per class. "Our class size keeps getting bigger, we are growing and we continue to grow," Hollender said. "Our common space areas, such as our gym, …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Dates set for public hearing on the budget but you can tell the community now what you think of district's budget in the comments!
Millburn Board of Education is offering two dates for residents to give their input on the district's budget during the preliminary phrase. “We thought it would be helpful to hear up front from all residents of the community since there is no longer a public vote on the budget," the board's finance chair, Lise Chapman, said. Students' parents can also weigh in on the budget at the following upcoming PTO meetings with Superindendent Dr. James Crisfield and BOE Finance Chair Lise Chapman: “Last spring the Board Finance Committee and Dr. Crisfield developed the idea for ‘pre-budget listening sessions’ so that the public would have an opportunity to present their priorities, new ideas and concerns to us in advance of this year’s budget …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Board will meet in Executive Session on Thursday, April 5.
The Millburn Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the board offices at 434 Millburn Avenue, according to a press release sent by the BOE on Monday. The board will meet in Executive Session, and no formal action will be taken.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
BOE votes 6-3 to switch voting date after public debate on change that takes school budget off the ballot.
Local school elections are moving to November. That was the decision Monday night of the Millburn Board of Education, which voted to 6-3 on the change, a move that effectively takes the budget off the annual ballot. The move, a four-year commitment, is expected to save about $30,000 annually and increase voter turnout. About two dozen residents attended the meeting, most drawn by the opportunity for public discussion on the issue. Opposition to the move ran about 7 to 1, with most speakers urging the board to let the issue be decided by referendum in the fall. A motion by Lise Chapman to do just that was denied by the full board, again along the same 6-3 vote. Chapman was joined by Regina Truitt and Jean Pasternak in opposing the elections…