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Board of Ed Meetings Slated For Same Night This Week

Central, Berkeley school boards both meeting on Thursday


Take your pick.

Anyone interested in attending the monthly Berkeley Board of Education or Central Regional Board of Education meetings will have to choose between the two later this week.

Both meetings are scheduled for Thursday evening. Berkeley kicks off at 6:30 p.m. in the Berkeley Township Elementary School at 10 Emory Avenue and Central Regional gets underway at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at the high school off Forest Hills Parkway.

The Berkeley school board traditionally meets on the last Thursday of the month; Central's usual meeting time is the third Thursday of each month.

Berkeley Schools Superintendent James D. Roselli said this month's Sept. 27 meeting had to be moved to Sept. 20 so the board would have a quorum.

"When we can't have a quorum, we have to accomodate," Roselli said.

This not the first time this year the two school boards have met on the same night. Berkeley has changed meeting dates previously.

Central Regional moved their August meeting back a week last month to take care of last-minute business before school opened, Central Business Administrator Kevin O'Shea said.

"Last month we did move ours back to the fourth Thursday," he said. "That was the only time we were out of order."

Roselli said he understands that some parents have children in both school districts, which makes it difficult to attend board  meetings on the same night.

Lizzy September 20, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I'd love to know why 2 "supervisors" were hired at $75K each to do "observations" and, in the meantime, class sizes at Bayville School are exceeding 26 students in each 4th grade (there are 3 fourth grade classes) and 25 students EACH IN KINDERGARTEN (there are 4 kindergarten classes)!!!! 25 KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN IN ONE ROOM TO ONE TEACHER!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY??????? Why ----for the salary of ONE supervisor----didn't the district hire another 4th grade and kindergarten teacher to alleviate classroom crowding???????? If teachers are being asked to perform more and more tasks with the same pay, why can't the principals do these "observations" without having to hire supervisors to do their work for them??? Another waste of taxpayer dollars, another example of how our children need to suffer.
Mike September 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Chief: Merging Berkeley and Central would take an act of the state legislature and that's not going to happen. The Berkeley teachers would probably like it since they most would get a significant pay raise.
George September 21, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Sounds like a very good question. When you ask the BOE kindly post their answer.
not playing the game September 29, 2012 at 02:40 AM
tell Mayor Amato to work with Dr P not just Berkeley or he will end up being a one term mayor. a lot of supporters for this man help get him in office.
not playing the game September 29, 2012 at 02:44 AM
How about them sending students to mantou park for extra help in stead of there own schools . Middle School and High school have an hour after school at school and transportation home i pay enough taxes they need to provide the service.


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