Thursday, May 23, 2013
Another special meeting will be held May 30 with the intent of appointing a new coach.
So far, there have been five school board meetings to discuss the appointment of a high school basketball coach for the upcoming school year, and five times the Summit Board of Education has failed to make a final decision. According to a report from the Alternative Press, Superintendent Nathan Parker said at a recent board meeting that he would make a recommendation for a replacement for Coach David White, whose contract expired at the end of last year and was not renewed. A coach could be appointed as early as next week. The Summit Board of Education released an announcement of a special meeting planned for May 30 with the express purpose of appointing a new high school basketball coach. It's likely formal action will be taken at the …
Friday, April 19, 2013
On April 18, the Summit Board of Education held a town hall forum to discuss the five year facilities plan.
Issues of Security at Jefferson School and full day kindergarten lead the discussions at Thursday evening’s town hall forum on the Board of Education’s Five Year Facilities plan. Before the public was given opportunity to approach the mic, Superintendent Nathan Parker outlined his prioritization of the projects included in the Five Year Facilities Plan. His main prioritization, which many members of the public echoed, is the issues of security at some of the elementary schools. Secondly, he is focused on addressing program limitations, such as science labs in the middle school. Parker’s other prioritizations include, space constraints, renovations and an upgrade to a 57-year-old boiler at the high school. The first resident to speak at …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A Town Hall meeting will be held on the Summit Board of Education's Five Year Facilities Plan on April 18.
On April 18, the Summit Board of Education will hold 'Building on Excellence': A Five Year's Facilities Plan' town hall meeting in the media center of the Summit High School library. RSVP is required for those who plan to attend. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m., directly following the regular Board of Education meeting.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
On April 11, the Summit Board of Education will meet at Summit High School for a workshop meeting.
Thursday, April 11
On April 11, the Board of Education will discuss the approval of a food service management company, the 2013-2016 technology plan and the acceptance of several donations. Also on the agenda will be personnel matters and committee reports. For a more in depth look at this evening's agenda, view the attached agenda under PDFs. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Summit High School Library Media Center.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Operations Committee of the Summit Board of Education presented their preliminary five-year facilities plan for the district on March 14.
The Summit Board of Education Operations Committee Chairman Edgar Mokuvos and Board Administrator Louis Pepe presented to the board and public for the first time the five-year facilities plan, which would cost the district roughly $28,600,000 and the average taxpayer $206 per year. However, this is the first time the board saw these numbers and Mokuvuo added that there are a lot of variables to be considered in this “illustrative” plan. Over the next five years, the projects to multiple educational facilities would be funded by a bond issuance for larger items and the Fund 12 capital outlay and Capital reserve the board already has access too The overall amount that would need to be bonded would be $22,600,000. Mokuvos presented that …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Summit Board of Education approved Kostibos for position on Thursday night. He replaces former head coach John Liberato, who announced his retirement in January.
Sunday, February 24
The Summit Board of Education approved Kevin Kostibos as the new Summit High School Varsity Head Football Coach at Thursday night's meeting, which was held at Franklin Elementary School. Coach Kostibos replaces John Liberato who has retired from his role as head coach in order to spend more time with his family and watch his two sons play college ball. Kostibos teaches at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, coaches JV baseball at SHS and is a wrestling assistant coach at LCJSMS. He has been a coordinator for Summit's football program for the past six seasons. He has been a member of the North/South All-Star Football Game Board and a three-time North/South All-Star Game Coach. In his remarks Thursday night, Kostibos thanked the coaching…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Assistant Coach Kevin Kostibos is expected to be recommended for head coaching position at the next Board of Education meeting. Former Head Coach John Liberato stepped down from the position in January.
Kevin Kostibos, the assistant coach for the Summit High School Varsity Football team, will be recommended to the Board of Education for the team's head coaching position, according to The Star-Ledger. Former Head Coach John Liberato, who was at helm of Summit Football since 2007 and lead team to state playoffs every year since 2008, announced he was stepping down from his position in early January 2013. Kostibos was Liberato's assistant coach for the past few seasons, according to The Star-Ledger. He also played for Liberato at Hanover Park High School and at John Hopkins University. Athletic Director Mike Sandor told The Star-Ledger that he recommended Kostibos for the position to Superintendent Nathan Parker. He expects Parker to …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Hanley replaces Elizabeth Ann Burton, who moved to Colorado with her family.
Richard Hanley was sworn in as the newest member of the Summit Board of Education on Thursday night during the board's meeting at Lincoln-Hubbard School. Hanley was appointed to the board to replace Elizabeth Ann Burton, who is moving to Colorado Springs, CO with her family. Hanley was sworn in with his wife and children by his side. Mayor Ellen Dickson was also present for the ceremony. Hanley's term will expire in 2015.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Chief Weck released a statement via the Nixle alert system. Superintendent Parker released a letter to parents. How are you talking to your children about this tragedy?
In light of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT on Friday, Summit Police Chief Robert Weck is reassuring the public that he and his department are commited to providing Summit students with a safe learning environment. In a Nixle alert this morning, Weck said the Summit Police Department continues to work closely with the Summit Board of Education to ensure the safety of all students. He said there are several DARE officers who are routinely present at all elementary schools in Summit, and the Juvenile Detective is routinely at Summit High School and Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School. The department also has an Active Shooter Response Team (ASRT), which has fortunately never been activated, Weck said in…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Students were recognized during a Board of Education meeting Thursday night. Each presented a book to a teacher who influenced them during their K-12 education.
Fifteen Summit High School seniors were honored as 2012 National Merit Scholars during the Summit Board of Education workshop meeting Thursday night. Stacy Grimaldi, one of the Assistant Principal at the high school, called up each student, one-by-one, to be individually recognized for this distinction. “Each student will pay tribute to a district staff member who has inspired or influenced them during their Summit educational experience,” Grimaldi said. “Each student will present their honored guest with a special book with a personal inscription.” The Summit High School National Merit Scholars for 2012 are: Board of Education members and residents in attendance gave the students a standing ovation for their accomplishments. The National …