Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Livingston residents will see two incumbents and one challenger on the November ballot contending for two seats on the board.
Two incumbents will contend against a new-comer for two seats in the Livingston Board of Education election in November. Board President Ronnie Spring and board member Leslie Winograd will both seek reelection. In addition, Arthur Altman will challenge the two incumbents for a spot on the board. The two seats on the board are for three-year terms. The school board election will be held on Nov. 5, the same date as the general election. Spring and Winograd, both elected in 2010, are the two longest serving members on the board. The end of their three-year terms will be slightly extended because the board voted to move the district's school board elections to November at the start of 2012. Winograd said the district has been through a lot …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
A look at what's ahead.
The Livingston Township Council will hold a Conference Meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. There will be a Listening Post meeting preceeding the conference meeting at 7 p.m. The agenda is attached to this article as a PDF. The District Jazz Festival swings on Monday night at Livingston High School. The jazz festival is always popular with the music students – and their parents, many who say this is their favorite concert of the year. Student musicians from the LHS Band will perform. The concert, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the LHS auditorium. For information, email Bob Wirth at firstname.lastname@example.org Residents have until today, April 15 to register online for the Livingston Lancers Football and Cheering, …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
April 17 event at Livingston High School is free to anyone 62 and older.
Wednesday, April 10
Livingston High School Stagecraft's lead scenic artist works on the design phase of the set being built by students for Livingston’s Intergenerational Prom, which will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Livingston High School. The prom's theme is "By the Light of the Silvery Moon." The Prom is free to anyone 62 or older and is sponsored by the Livingston Board of Education, Livingston Town Council and LHS Key Club. High school students create the photo booth and other decorations, and serve as dance partners. The mayor, town council members and other volunteers will serve food at the buffet. Festivities include performances by the LHS Jazz Band, door prizes, and lots of dancing. Tickets are available at the Senior-Community …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Honors take place at Monday's BOE meeting.
Nine teachers were singled out as innovators and leaders for representing Livingston Public Schools mission “to empower all to learn, create, contribute and grow” at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. All of the teachers will be recognized with the Governor’s Teacher of the Year Award this spring. Following is a list of teachers who were honored: Lucy Lee has also been selected to represent Livingston in the Essex County Teacher of the Year program. Mrs. Lee, a teacher of world languages, at Livingston High School, holds an Ed. S degree in Bilingual Education and Asian Studies, and Master in Education from the University of Texas. She has taught at LHS since 1990, and is a Chinese teacher for all levels. She advises the LHS …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here's a look at what's coming up.
Here's a look at what Livingston Patch will be covering this week: The Livingston Board of Education will meet Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Middle School Auditorium. Here is the agenda. The BOE will vote on a tentative 2013-14 budget to submit to the county for approval. A public hearing on the budget will be held on March 21. Coming up on Tuesday, March 12, voters will take to the polls to vote on school contruction. For more information, visit the Livingston Public Schools website. The Livingston Township Council will meet Monday, March 4 with a conference meeting at 7:30 p.m. and a regular meeting at 8 p.m. at 357 S. Livingston Ave. An agenda is attached.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Due to weather, schools close early
Friday, February 8
Livingston Public Schools will have an early dismissal today, Friday, February 8, 2013, due to forecasts of inclement weather. Early dismissal times are: NOTE: If your child is not bussed, please make the necessary pick-up arrangements. The afternoon session of PRIDE and all after-school and evening activities are canceled.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
School board members will vote on holding a special referendum for additions at elementary schools.
The Livingston Board of Education will hold a voting meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to consider a special election for voters to decide new school construction at the elementary schools. Livingston is exploring additions and renovations to increase future capacities for 2015 and beyond as the district prepares for as many as 300 new students. The vote on the resolution providing for a special school district election on March 12 is the only item on tonight’s agenda. (See the agenda by clicking here). Livingston Superintendent Dr. Brad Draeger is deeply concerned new students will squeeze the elementary schools in the foreseeable future – unless Livingston acts now. “I think Livingston finds itself at the juxtaposition right now,” Draeger …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Livingston Public Schools ask for public input.
The Livingston Board of Education has beguns its search for a new superintendent by soliciting public input. According to a release, "A key step in this process is to identify the characteristics we will be seeking in our new Superintendent. We are reaching out to various groups in the school and community in order to get broad input into this process." The Livingston Board of Education has invited members of the public to participate in a number of ways: The open forums, which will be facilitated by a member of a consultant firm, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Heritage Middle School Auditorium and on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Administrative Office, located at 11 Foxcroft Drive.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Check out what's going on in town including council meeting, board of education meeting and lots of events.
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Monday, January 14
Meetings will dominate the week's schedule in Livingston this week as both the township council and school district will host meetings. The council is scheduled to vote on licenses for charitable events in town as well as discuss proposed ordinances and approve several resolutions. The meeting will be held at Livingston Town Hall, 357 S. Livingston Ave. Agendas for the conference and regular meetings are attached. The Livingston Board of Education will hold a voting meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Livingston High School, 30 Robert H. Harp Dr. Among the items on the meeting agenda are a board member code of ethics, a staff survey and mid-year budget review, as well as security and building update. A meeting agenda is attached…
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.