Wednesday, March 20, 2013
[VIDEO] 'Spotlight on Education' an interview with Millburn Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Crisfield and School Board Finance Chair Michael Birnberg on Hometowne TV.
Wednesday, March 20
Millburn Superintendent of Millburn Dr. James Crisfield and School Board Finance Chair Michael Birnberg talk to Hometowne TV about the 2013-14 school budget. The two discussed surpluses, capital projects, staffing and more. The interview begins airing Wednesday on HomeTowneTV through mid-April on FIOS Channel 33 or Comcast Channel 36. Times are as follows: Wednesdays 5 p.m., Thursdays 3:30 p.m., Fridays 8:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 p.m., Sundays 10 p.m., Mondays 8:30 p.m. or watch online at anytime here. The 2013-14 school budget will be voted on by the Millburn Board of Education at a public budget Hearing on Sunday March 24 at 7:45 p.m. in the Education Center.
Millburn Board of Education to vote on the 2013-14 school budget at budget hearing.
The Millburn Board of Education is slated to vote on the 2013-14 school budget at a public budget hearing on Sunday, March 24 at 7:45 p.m. in the Education Center. The meeting was rescheduled from its original Monday date because of the religious holidays during the following week. The meeting is open to the public and the adminstration encourages residents to attend and share views. Millburn has released a budget newsletter for residents to review.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Candidates will vie for seat on the Millburn Board of Education that has been empty since Jean Pasternak resigned at the Feb. 11 board meeting.
Seven residents will vie for the open seat on the Millburn Board of Education, the office of the district's business administrator said Tuesday. The board will appoint a resident to fill the open seat at the April 11 meeting, school board president Jeffrey Waters explained at the Feb. 25 meeting. The seat has been empty since Jean Pasternak resigned to focus on family matters at the Feb. 11 board meeting. At the Monday, March 11 meeting, the candidates will have the opportunity to explain why they are interested in serving on the board and their qualifications, Waters added. The following residents have submitted letters of interest to Business Administrator Steve DiGeronimo: The deadline to apply for the open seat was Wednesday Feb. 27 …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Dr. Rupali Wadhwa and Raymond Wong and incumbent Dr. Eric Siegel also took their oaths of office.
Millburn’s Board of Education changed leadership at Tuesday's reorganization meeting, electing Jeff Waters as president and Rona Wenik as vice president for a one-year term with an unusual debate. Nominations followed the two recently elected members, Dr. Rupali Wadhwa and Raymond Wong, and incumbent Dr. Eric Siegel being sworn in to their seats on the board. The three were elected in November's election. For board president, Regina Truitt nominated Jeff Waters and Jean Pasternak nominated Lise Chapman. However, in an unprecedented nomination procedure, according to Truitt, Pasternak and Wadhwa asked the board members to explain the candidate’s qualifications before voting. Pasternak started the discussion asking Waters and Chapman how …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Here's whats on the agenda for Millburn and Short Hills this week.
On Monday, the Millburn Board of Education is set to reorganize this week with two new members. The meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7:45 p.m. in the Education Center. The newly elected members, Dr. Rupali Wadhwa and Raymond Wong, will take the oath of office along with incumbent, Dr. Eric Siegel. The three were elected in November's election. On Wednesday, there is a Planning Board Meeting at 8 p.m. on the second floor of Town Hall. Agenda is attached for residents to review. On Thursday, the Historic Preservation Meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m in Town Hall on the second floor. Agenda to come. If you are looking for something to do this week, here are some events to check out around town. If you have anything going on in town add…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Board of Education race will be contested in November
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
After six years, he says, it's time to bring in new ideas and perspectives.
After six years on the Board of Education, much of that time spent on the negotiations committee, Board Member Mark Zucker has decided not to run again. Zucker announced his intention not to see public office at Tuesday night’s board meeting, at the end of the meeting where the board approved the teachers’ contract – something that took about 17 months to work out this time around. “I have found the experience interesting to say the least,” he said. “My decision to not run for re-election is not based upon dislike, disappointment or dissatisfaction with the job. In fact, I would (with the support of the community) consider returning to public office at some point in the near future.” His decision, he went on to say, is based “upon my …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Lengthy agenda gives school board lots to talk about.
Millburn Township Board of Education tackled a lengthy agenda at Monday night’s meeting, focusing on everything from the school district organization to funding of the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, to the costs of special education services to the availability of dietary and nutritional information in school cafeterias. In votes to approve funding for the education of three students with special needs, board member Mark Zucker abstained, saying he viewed the tuition amounts, which ranged from $73,734 to $96,402, to be startling numbers, noting that the tuition for the average Millburn public school student is approximately five times less. “This is the same issue I have with my taxes,” Zucker said. “Why don’t you just give me three …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Budget will go on to state without public vote; Rosetta stone deemed a success after just a few weeks.
The Millburn Township Schools Board of Education finalized the budget in front of a packed house Monday night, highlighting the big expenditures and low tax rate increase. The big costs in next year’s $78.9 million budget ($85 million including debt service) come in the form of improving infrastructure – both in technology and in facilities with refurbishing the middle school auditorium and the high school bleachers. Some $1.4 million was transferred from the capital reserves to pay for auditorium project and the bleachers. And $1.8 million will be spent on improving the technological infrasturture to make sure that teachers and students can get the most out of the technology they have and can "move into the 21st Century." The budget …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Michael Birnberg defends his behavior; reminds members they can bring up and vote on issues without his support.
Following the state’s Week of Respect in the schools, Board of Education president Michael Birnberg on Monday night said he felt compelled to address questions about his own behavior on the board. During the Week of Respect, he said, it came to his attention someone on the board doesn't feel that he is respectful of other board members, or even of residents who speak at meetings, in that he cuts them off and diminishes what they have to say. Birnberg said that he has taken great care to be respectful of others, especially mindful in recent months because the issue has come up before. “No one likes to air dirty laundry in public, but there have been questions about my leadership and role on the board, “ he said. “There’s been a complaint …