Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Former Director of Curriculum and Instruction from Moonachie chosen as Supervisor of Elementary Instruction.
Lauren Odoksta has been hired by the New Milford Board of Education (BOE) to be the Supervisor of Elementary Instruction beginning July 1. Introduced at Monday's BOE meeting, Odoksta told the audience that she began her career in Upper Saddle River as a teacher while she pursued her second masters degree in educational leadership. Odoksta has also served as Moonachie's Director of Curriculum and Instruction. According to Danielle Shanley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, the position of Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction is necessary not only to support the principals of Gibbs and Berkley elementary schools, who are responsible for implementing and overseeing all of the state mandated programs such as the HIB (…
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Letters of intent must be received by the Board of Ed office by Monday, June 24.
The New Milford Board of Education (BOE) announced that they are soliciting candidates to fill the seat vacated by former BOE president, Darren Drake. Drake resigned his seat due to the fact that his company is relocating. During Monday's meeting, BOE Business Administrator, Michael Sawicz, announced that the Board is accepting letters of intent from anyone interested in applying to be considered for appointment to Drake’s seat. All letters must be received by the Board no later than Monday, June 24. The person chosen by the Board will serve until Dec. 31. The remainder of Drake's term will be filled by the candidate elected in the Nov. 5 election. The board member-elect will begin serving Jan. 2014. Regarding the appointment process, …
Certificates of recognition awarded to students for assisting New Milford's Beautification Committee with clean-up on Henley.
New Milford's Beautification Committee awarded certificates of recognition to members of the Berkley School Student Council for their help assisting the Committee with a clean-up project that took place at the end of Henley Ave. This was the first clean-up project undertaken by the recently formed Beautification Committee and the first time that Berkley has worked with the Committee. Chairman of the Beautification Committee, Gerard Rasulo and Council President Randi Duffie presented the certificates to the students. Follow New Milford Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to sign-up for our daily newsletter and get local news like this delivered to your in-box.
Monday, June 17, 2013
A pending bill will address filing deadlines for school board candidates as well as establish procedures for BOE vacancies that occur between filing deadline and election.
The Board of Education (BOE) will be holding its regular public meeting Monday at 7 p.m. in the Media Center of New Milford High School. President of the BOE, Darren Drake, submitted his resignation during the special June 10 meeting of the BOE. According to Drake, he is resigning from the BOE because his company is relocating and he has decided to move with them. Now the job of the BOE is to appoint a person to fill Drake's seat until the general election, Nov. 5. According to Superintendent Michael Polizzi, upon Drake's resignation being made public at the June 10 meeting, a number of people have come forward expressing interest in being appointed to fill the vacated seat. Polizzi told Patch that the Board will be meeting with …
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Catch up on all of last week's top local news stories here.
Darren Drake, President of the Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Board during Monday's meeting. Drake is stepping down due to the fact that his company is relocating and he will be relocating with them. With the resignation of Darren Drake from the Board of Education, the school baord will appoint someone to fill the vacant seat until the November 5 election. Grant's statement on withdrawing lawsuit petitioning to the court to invalidate the appointment of Marc Leibman as Borough Attorney. Tuesday's hearing of the proposed development of the United Water property picked up where it left off in April--with the public's continued cross-examination of Hekemian's planner, Peter Steck. Despite the uncertain status of COAH, …
Friday, June 14, 2013
Four-year old graduates of get ready to take the giant step from Pre-K to Kindergarten.
Friday marked a very important milestone in the lives of four-year olds at Saint Joseph's as they graduated from "the greenhouse" -- the school's pre-K program, and ready themselves for Kindergarten in September.
With Darren Drake's resignation, the Board will make an appointment to fill the vacancy until the Nov. 5 election.
With the resignation of Darren Drake from the Board of Education, the school baord will appoint someone to fill the vacant seat until the November election, Mike Yaple, a spokesman for the New Jersey School Boards Association, said Thursday. According to Yaple, when a seat with an unexpired term is vacated, the Board of Education has the power to appoint a person of their choice to fill that seat until the next Board of Education election, which is November 5 in New Milford. Yaple said that the Board is not required to advertise the vacancy, nor notify the public that they are interviewing. "The only thing required to be done in an open session is the Board's vote on the person appointed to fill the vacancy," Yaple said. "However, all …
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Dan Conner assumes role of Board President, Paige Ryan, Vice President.
With the resignation of Board of Education President Darren Drake, Superintendent Michael Polizzi said that the Board will appoint a person to fill his seat. "The Board accepted the resignation of Darren Drake with regret," Polizzi told Patch. Drake is stepping down due to the fact that his company is relocating and he will be moving with them. Drake told Patch, "After giving it much thought, I decided to resign because the district deserves 100 percent of my attention, and I expect no less of myself," Drake said. "Given the requirements of my job, I cannot possibly devote the same amount of attention to my duties on the Board. Therefore, I feel that the right decision is to step down." Polizzi said that the Board is aware of a number of…
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Dan Conner will step up and take over as Board President, a position he has previously held.
Darren Drake, President of the Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Board during Monday's meeting. Drake is stepping down due to the fact that his company is relocating. "After giving it much thought, I decided to resign because the district deserves 100 percent of my attention, and I expect no less of myself," Drake said. "Given the requirements of my job, I cannot possibly devote the same amount of attention to my duties on the Board. Therefore, I feel that the right decision is to step down." Drake, a graduate of the New Milford school system, said that his experience as a member of the Board of Education, and his roles as both Vice President and President, has provided him with invaluable insight into the mechanisms of…
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Catch up on all of last week's top stories in New Milford.
The developer of the United Water property has rescinded its donation of three acres to the Board of Education for a field, the New Milford Schools Superintendent told a crowd that gathered in the New Milford High School auditorium Monday night. New Milford has two council seats that will be open with four candidates seeking to fill them. See the numbers from Tuesday's primary. Everything about them was drenched except for their spirits, as police officers ran 4.6 miles through Bergenfield, Dumont and New Milford in the driving rain Friday morning in the 30th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to support the Special Olympics of New Jersey. The Jewish Community Center of Paramus will be seeing an increase in congregants going forward thanks …