Friday, January 4, 2013
Senior board member Christian Smith was elected president.
The Little Silver Board of Education's reorganization meeting, held for the first time at the start of the year, brought one new and three returning members to the board. Meghan Bennett Clark was sworn in on Thursday night to serve a one-year term on the board. She was elected in November with 75 write-in votes. Christian Smith and Lorre Weisman return to the board with three-year terms apiece. Meggan Bateman will finish out the remaining two years of a vacant seat on the board. The results of November's elections were as follows for board members: Smith was elected to serve as president of the board for the year and Andrew Walsh will serve as vice president. The entire 2013 Little Silver Board of Education is as follows:
Monday, December 17, 2012
The board also recognized students for recent accomplishments.
"It's time," said Kevin Brennan, who stepped down from the Little Silver Board of Education Thursday night after serving as a member for 10 years. Brennan, who has served as the board's president for the last three years, chose not run for reelection in November. "I'm going to miss him like crazy," said Little Silver Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carolyn Kossack at the Dec. 13 meeting, noting Brennan's "global thinking" and dedication to the district. Brennan served as board president since 2009 and as vice president from 2007 to 2009. The board also recognized students from both schools for recent accomplishments. Point Road School third graders Avery Davis and Anna Gotterup were commended for posters they created for Garden Club Woodsy …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The project remains on course to accommodate the district's full-day kindergarten program for the 2013-14 school year.
The plans for a new addition at Point Road School are almost complete. The updated building design and classroom layouts were presented to the Little Silver Board of Education at its regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the Markham Place School library. Project manager Rick Takakjy, of the engineering firm P.W. Moss & Associates, presented the plans for the addition, which will consist of two new kindergarten classrooms. The new classrooms are part of a five-year strategic plan that was created in 2008 for the district, which will conclude with establishment of a full-day kindergarten program. Little Silver is currently in the minority among the state’s kindergarten programs, as most districts have already enacted full-day programs as …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Meggan Bateman replaces Arthur Admanson
The members of the Little Silver Board of Education welcomed a new member just in time for the upcoming school year, inducting Meggan Bateman at its regular meeting on Thursday in the library of Markham Place School. Bateman has a background in education and has lived in Little Silver for almost a decade. “I hope to bring a fresh pair of eyes to the board and use my past experience in education and my current experience as a parent in the district to contribute to the continued success of our educational system,” Bateman told Patch. “I'm looking forward to it.” The new board member has three children in district schools, currently going into eighth grade, fifth grade and third grade. Bateman herself has taught both kindergarten and fourth…
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Interested candidates can send a letter of intent to the board's president.
If you've been toying with vying for a seat on the Little Silver Board of Education, now's the time to throw your hat into the ring. The Little Silver Board of Education accepted the resgination of member Arthur (Terry) Adamson at its June 28 meeting. Adamson, who was elected to the board in April 2011, still has two years left of his term. His resignation was effective June 30. Interested candidates can submit a letter of intent to Little Silver Board of Education President Kevin Brennan at the board office at 124 Willow Drive. Brennan said candidate interviews will be held at the end of the month. The candidate appointed by the Board now will serve from August until December. The two-year seat will be up for election this November 2012, …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Current board president, Kevin Brennan, will not run for reelection
It's three seats for three candidates in November's school board election race in Little Silver. Three candidates have filed petitions with the county to run for the (2) three-year terms and the single one-year seat in the November 6 election. Incumbent Little Silver Board of Education members Chris Smith and Lorre Weisman are running for the three-year seats. Michelle Lane, who just stepped down a few weeks ago as the district's PTO president, will run for the one-year unexpired term. For the single Little Silver seat up for grabs on the Red Bank Regional Board of Education, incumbent Michael Megill will be on the ballot in November. Kevin Brennan, who is the current Little Silver board president, will not run again in the fall.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Then you better get moving because June 5 is the deadline to file for candidacy for the November election.
Let's say you're concerned about the services your special needs child is receiving at school. Or maybe you think testing scores for your district should be higher. Perhaps the school portion of your tax bill just seems out of whack to you. Then there's the possibility that you think the education your older child is receiving is top notch and you hope that that level of excellence continues for your younger kids. If any of these notions resonates with you, perhaps you'd like to consider running for your town's school board, but you need to bust a move because the deadline for filing is next Tuesday, June 5. School board seats in 468 of New Jersey’s school districts will be on the ballot Nov. 6, the date of the General Election. For …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A cornucopia of events and useful information for folks living in Oceanport and Little Silver.
Sun Filled Day: According to the National Weather service, today will be a sunny Thursday with temperatures expected to reach a high near 63. Overnight will be mostly clear with a low around 49. Thursday Night Meetings: The Little Silver Board of Education and the Oceanport Council will meet tonight. The Little Silver BOE will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Library of the Markham Place Middle School. More information about the BOE can be found by clicking here. The Oceanport Mayor and Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Oceanport Borough Municipal Court. Canvas and Cocktails: The ART Room is welcoming community members to express their artists side with a cocktail. The painting party is a BYOB event, and no artistic experience…
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Little Silver Borough Council is concerned about where the financial burden falls if the project falls apart.
Little Silver school officials came to Monday’s borough council meeting to answer concerns about a proposed solar project. The school district is interested in joining a power purchase agreement coordinated by the county that would allow the district to use the energy generated by rooftop solar panels installed on the two schools. Borough officials had expressed concern about the language of the agreement and how to protect taxpayers from bearing the financial burden in the event that the project’s developer defaulted. “I’m not opposed to the project per se,” said Little Silver Mayor Robert Neff, Jr. to the group that included school administrators, board members and two representatives from the Monmouth County Improvement Authority. “I’m …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The board said it responded to community feedback about rising tax bills.
Little Silver's board of education approved the district's 2012-13 budget on March 29 but not before knocking a little bit off the proposed 1.9 percent increase. At a public hearing last Thursday for the $11.95 million budget, attended by one member of the community, the board announced it had lowered the increase to 1.5 percent or $162,000 over the previous year. After various revenue and aid are removed from the equation, $10.675 million of the budget will be funded through property taxes. The owner of an average assessed home in the borough of $501,856 will see a $66 annual increase to the local school portion of the tax bill, which comes out to $5.48 monthly. School Business Administrator Amy Lerner said that the board could have …