Friday, January 11, 2013
The school board reorganized on Thursday night and swore in three (almost) new members and an incumbent.
There was a lot of housekeeping to tend to at Thursday's Oceanport Board of Education meeting. There were appointments to be made, resolutions to be passed and caps to be considered. There was also the small matter of swearing in four members to the board who garnered the most votes during November's elections. New members Jay Coffey and Mike Murphy, along with returning member Tom Welsh, took the oath of office to serve three-year terms on the board of education. Seven candidates had competed for the seats in November. Incumbent Spencer Carpenter, who ran unopposed, was sworn in to serve the remaining one year of a seat on the board.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon assured the Oceanport Board of Education Thursday that the pending temporary housing won't impair the district.
Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon tried to put to rest concerns Thursday night about the Oceanport School District having to take in students whose families take advantage of the temporary housing at Fort Monmouth. "Bottom line: There will be literally no impact on [Oceanport's] budget," he said at the Nov. 29 Oceanport Board of Education meeting. The state announced Wednesday that work is under way at the fort to house those displaced by Superstorm Sandy, but on a much smaller scale than previously announced. The District 13 assemblyman cited a few reasons why he was confident that the Oceanport district, which already absorbed students from Monmouth Beach whose school suffered severe damage during the storm, would not be required to educate …
Monday, March 26, 2012
School Superintendent thinks that the district's schools could be "taken to a greater level."
Following a presentation to the public of the 2012-13 budget for the Oceanport School District on Thursday, an audience member asked Superintendent Andrew Orefice if he felt the district was "lacking" in anything, based on the lower-than-average per pupil costs. Orefice, who spent a good portion of the presentation touting the district's many accomplishments -- from solid testing scores and new security upgrades to the implementation of a regional curriculum and balanced literacy program -- did not hesitate in his answer. "We are," he told the audience of about 20 people at the Oceanport Board of Education meeting on March 22. "All of our accomplishments could be taken to a greater level." Orefice invited the district's two school …