Friday, May 17, 2013
Celia Colbert became vice president; Katherine Kalin and James Freeman were sworn in to new terms.
The Summit Public Schools Board of Education selected Gloria Ron-Fornes as its new president during its reorganization meeting Thursday. Ron-Fornes follows outgoing President George Lucaci, according to the district's Web site. Flanked by her husband and sons, Ron-Fornes' first order of business was to ask the board to lead the district with respect and dedication, the site stated. Celia Colbert became vice president, a position previously held by Ron-Fornes. Katherine Kalin was reappointed to a new term on the board. James Freeman joined the governing body for his first term in a seat previously held by Lucaci.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Dr. Parker wrote a letter to the Summit community to enjoy the spring vacation and remind them of upcoming discussions regarding Summit Public Schools.
Saturday, March 30
Editor's note: This information was originally published on the District of Summit's website. March 28, 2013 Dear Parents, Staff and Summit Community, As we approach the beginning of our spring vacation, I want to extend my wishes to you and your families to enjoy a safe holiday break. As we begin to see the first signs of spring, use this week as a restful time before we head into the last months of the school year and a season filled with many exciting district-wide events. I'd like to remind you of some key upcoming dates that are important to the community's involvement in our continued discussion regarding the future of the Summit Public Schools. Saturdays, 3/30 and 4/6: Chats with BOE Regarding Five-Year Facilities Plan 9am - 10:…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Superintendent Nathan Parker and Business Administrator Louis Pepe will present the proposed budget at the Summit Board of School Estimate's meeting on Mar. 7.
The Summit School District will not receive any additional state aid than it did last year, according to the NJ Department of Education, which released state aid numbers Thursday afternoon. While the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget released today represents the largest appropriation of K-12 education dollars in the state's history, state aid to the District of Westfield for 2013-14 will total $1,525,733, a zero percent increase from the 2012-2013 figure. "We estimated that our state aid would be the same as last year for the proposed 2013-2014 Summit Public School Budget," said Nathan Parker, Superintendent of Schools. During the Mar. 7 Board of School Estimate public meeting, Parker and Business Administrator Louis Pepe will present the…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Residents must make a registration appointment for their child at Primary Center they wish to attend.
Friday, February 15
Registration for the Summit Public Schools kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year will take place on Feb. 25, 26, and 27, 2013. Kindergarten is open to all Summit children who will be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2013. Appointments must be made to register children at the Primary Center they will attend. To schedule a registration appointment, please call Eileen Mortenson at the Jefferson Primary Center, (908) 918-2160 x 6752, or Judy Shulze at the Wilson Primary Center, (908) 918-2175 x 6652. Editor's Note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch by Summit Public School District.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Louis Pepe, Summit Board of Education Secretary, also clarifies that upcoming Board of School Estimate meetings will focus on budget, not Full-Day Kindergarten.
Monday, February 11
Editor's note: This information was submitted to Summit Patch by the Summit Public Schools' Communications Specialist and was originally published on the school district's website. By Louis J. Pepe, RSBA Business Administrator/Board Secretary for Summit Board of Education As you are probably aware, the Board of Education has spent a considerable amount of time discussing the merits and benefits of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) over the past school year. This discussion led to the information session on FDK presented in a Town Hall format at the Jefferson Primary Center on Jan. 23. That meeting has generated many questions, which will be available in a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on our website later this week. However, one …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Schools and programs will be dismissed between 11:22 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today. See full details below.
Friday, February 8
Summit Schools will all be dismissed early today, Feb. 9, due to the weather forecaster, according to the district's website. Here are the dismissal times by school: Pre-School (AM) — 11:30 a.m. dismissal (NO PM Pre-School) Pre-School (Full Day) — 11:30 a.m. dismissal Kindergarten (AM) — 11:22 a.m. dismissal (NO PM Kindergarten) Elementary School — 12:30 p.m. dismissal Middle School — 12:15 p.m. dismissal High School — 12:06 p.m. dismissal Kinderquest (AM) — 11:22 a.m. dismissal (NO PM Kinderquest) *Special note for Kinderquest parents from Summit Schools, via the district's website — "If you are a parent/guardian of a child who is bused and plan to pick-up your child at the school and do not want him/her on the bus, you must call the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The $10.3 million project would result in $68.17 tax increase for average assessed home at $410,000. Some raised concerns, while many others voiced their support for the project.
Numerous Summit residents came together Wednesday night at the Full Day Kindergarten Town Hall meeting in Jefferson Primary Center to learn more about the proposed project, the impact it would have on taxpayers and to engage in an open dialogue. Some residents voiced their support for the project, stating that a full day of Kindergarten would better prepare students for their K-12 education and give students a more competitive edge in the global work force, and ultimately attract even more businesses and families to the city. Other residents asked the panelists for more clarification about the project and the overall tax impact, especially for residents who don’t have students in the district, and why more pressing issues aren’t being …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This meeting will be held at Jefferson Primary Center from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A panel will educate the Summit community on impact of Full Day Kindergarten and answer questions.
Summit Public Schools will hold a Town Hall meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. to educate the Summit community on the impact of Full Day Kingergarten on the students and the city. This meeting will be held at Jefferson Primary Center, located at 110 Ashwood Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This panel will present the educational, societal and community benefits of a FDK program, the financial and operational costs to Summit, the district’s facilities plan, and where FDK fits into the Board of Education’s priorities and goals, according to school officials. Additionally, early childhood education consultant, Kathie Priestly, will share an overview of FDK from a national perspective. Board of Education Vice President Gloria Ron-Fornes will serve as the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Meeting will be held at Jefferson Primary Center from 6:30 - 9 p.m. A panel will educate Summit community on impact of Full Day Kindergarten and answer questions.
Thursday, January 3
The Summit Public Schools has announced a Town Hall meeting on the topic of Full Day Kindergarten. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Jefferson Primary Center, 110 Ashwood Ave. The entire duration of the meeting is reserved to discuss Full Day Kindergarten in Summit. A panel discussion will take place to educate the Summit community on the impact of Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) on the students and the town. The panel will present the educational, societal and community benefits of a FDK program, the financial and operational costs to Summit, the district’s facilities plan, and where FDK fits into the Board of Education’s priorities and goals. Additionally, early childhood education …
Friday, September 21, 2012
The Board of Education honored newly tenured staff and celebrated the silver anniversary of another.
At last night's Summit Board of Education meeting, nearly a dozen teachers from the elementary school to the high school were honored with tenure positions. Other public schools staffers were recognized for working 25 years in the district.