Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Board of Education will have a new look in 2013.
The Livingston Board of Education held their reorganization meeting on Monday night, swearing in two new members and voting a new President of the board. The newly elected members, Pamela Chirls and Dr. David Jasin, took the oath of office and will be replacing retiring members Bonnie Granatir and Chuck Granata. Jasin and Chirls were elected in November's election. Ronnie Spring, a BOE member since 2010, was named the new President, replacing Leslie Winograd, who will remain as a member of the board. Barry Funt was selected as Vice President, replacing Spring who held the position last year. The BOE's next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Livingston High School auditorium.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee presents challenges and accomplishments to the board.
The Livingston Board of Education presented awards to more than 100 students throughout the district for their various achievements during Monday night's board meeting. “This is a unique and wonderful achievement deserving of official recognition,” said Board President Leslie Winograd. “The Livingston Board of Education extends its gratitude and best wishes for future success to these students.” Superintendent Dr. Brad Draeger personally congratulated each student, shook their hands and presented their award. The recognized achievements included the Technology Student Association, North Jersey Regional Science Fair, Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest, New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, Elizabeth Ann…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
New report could help curtail future overcrowding in classrooms. Technological advances also highlighted at Monday's meeting.
Noting that the school district's kindergarten enrollment is 14 percent higher than projected during a 2005 report, Superintendent Dr. Brad Draeger took the floor at Monday night's Board of Education meeting and recommended a new demographic study be commissioned to help the township avoid future overcrowding in its classrooms. In that same 2005 study, it was predicted that capacity issues would have been resolved by 2009-10. However, the district has used soft borders since 2007-08 to attempt to remedy the dilemma, redistricting 97 students. And that does not include the 129 reassigned special-education students. “We don't have a lot of classrooms,” Draeger said. Before proceeding, Draeger and members of the board expressed hope the new …