Tuesday, May 14, 2013
In the wake of the unexpected death of an eighth grader at Hazlet Middle School, the district will be hosting a family wellness forum.
Hazlet parents are encouraged to attend a family wellness forum Tuesday night that will discuss how to promote healing and resiliency in the aftermath of a traumatic loss, whether it be due to accident, illness, suicide or homicide, according to a post on the district's Facebook page. The forum, sponsored by the Hazlet Township Public School District and the Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 14 in the Holy Family School Auditorium on Stone Road in Hazlet. The Monmouth County Coordinator for the Traumatic Loss Coalition, George Scott, EdS, LMFT, will lead the forum. Topics to be discussed will include stress factors for children, how to recognize depression in children and some of the risk …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A look at what is planned for Hazlet public school students in the month of May, as reported by Raritan High School junior Bianca Lucarini.
Raritan High School junior Bianca Lucarini is the student representative to the Board of Education. She gave this school district report at Beers Street School on Monday, May 6. This was her first report after taking over the reigns from graduating senior Leann Coppola. Hello everyone, I am Bianca Lucarini your new student representative to the Board of Education. I am thrilled to be standing before you to announce the fun, exciting upcoming and prior events that the Hazlet township public schools have planned. First off, Raritan High School's staff and students successfully presented the second annual Coffee House on April 26 at 6:00 p.m., with great jams and treats provided everyone enjoyed themselves and cannot wait until the next show…
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Monday, April 29, 2013
NJ DOE releases School Performance Reports focused on college and career readiness.
The Department of Education released new School Performance Reports for all schools in the state for the 2012-13 school year last week. The reports include new data on college and career readiness and provide comparison to “peer schools” in order to provide a more complete picture of school performance for educators and the general public. In addition, the Department released the 2013 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending to help New Jersey residents and interested citizens learn how their tax dollars are spent in their schools. Scroll down for an updated list of article as Patch continues to analyze the state data. “These new school performance reports were developed with the input of stakeholders across the state and provide a …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
By Leann Coppola, a senior at Raritan High School.
Thursday, April 25
Raritan High School senior Leann Coppola is a student representative to the Board of Education. She gave this schools roundup report at Lillian Drive School on Monday, April 22. This was her last report before Bianca Lucarini takes the reigns. Good evening everyone, to start off I would like to announce that this will be my last meeting as Student Representative. Though I am very sad that this amazing opportunity is coming to an end, I would like to thank the Board of Ed., all of the principals, teachers and staff in our district for their support over the past year. I am positive that the new student representative will do an incredible job though she does have big shoes to fill. Now to report on our district: Sycamore Drive Early …
Administrative costs totaled $1,585 per student, and legal services totaled $19 per student. Supplies and classroom textbooks totaled $426 per student.
The Hazlet Board of Education budgeted $13,588 per student for the current school year, according to the NJ Department of Education. The guide breaks down the amount by category, including classroom instruction, supplies, benefits and salaries. The Hazlet district budgeted $8,181 per student for classroom instruction, and $1,662 per student for support services. Support services includes areas which supplement daily classroom instruction, including "attendance, social work, health and guidance services, educational media/school library services and the child study team," according to the NJ Department of Education. The district budgeted $1,470 per student on salaries and benefits for teachers, a $144 increase from the previous budget. …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hazlet Township Superintendent Bernard Bragen issued this release regarding the death of a middle school student Tuesday night.
Wednesday, April 24
The following is a statement by Hazlet Township Superintendent Bernard Bragen: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of one of our middle school students affected by a recent tragedy. At this most difficult time, our students and families continue to remain our number one priority. The primary focus of the Hazlet Township School District is to ensure that we are proactive in providing the necessary services needed for our students’ well-being. We will offer as much support as possible to all those in need to help our community deal with this tragedy. To that end, our Student Assistance Counselor, Child Study Team and Guidance Counselors are continually meeting with students to provide them with an appropriate forum to discuss any …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
School officials outlined the capital projects and district-wide improvements the budget will support.
Hazlet residents will see a slight increase in their school taxes with the Board of Education's approval of a budget with a 1.6 cent increase to the tax rate at their March 21 meeting. The $49,980,443 total general budget tentatively approved for the 2013-14 academic year is about a $1.6 million increase from the 2012-13 total general budget of $48,324,762. The total general budget includes a $1,550,000 contribution from the district's capital reserve account. The operating budget, which is a portion of the total general budget that covers the day-to-day costs of running a school district, increased by $210,963, or 0.44 percent, according to Business Administrator Christopher Mullins. Impact on Tax Payers The increase in the budget …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
After two years with zero increase, the tax levy is anticipated to increase by $668,419.
If you have an opinion or questions on the approximately $49.9 million budget proposed for the 2013-14 academic year, the Hazlet Board of Education's public hearing Thursday will be your opportunity to speak up. The March 21 hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at Raritan High School on Middle Road in Hazlet. The $49,980,443 total general budget tentatively approved for the 2013-14 academic year is about a $1.6 million increase from the 2012-13 total general budget of $48,324,762. The total general budget includes a $1,550,000 contribution from the district's capital reserve account. The operating budget, which is a portion of the total general budget that covers the day-to-day costs of running a school district, increased by $210,963, or 0.44 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Over 20,000 people were entered into the spelling bee.
Tuesday, March 19
Can you spell 'regional finalist'? Hazlet Middle School student Bridget Fahy battled her way into the final six at the Scripps Spelling Bee Regional Finals, according to the Hazlet district website. Over 20,000 students were entered into the spelling competition. Scripps is the nation's largest and longest running educational promotion and is run on a not-for-profit basis with the help of local sponsors.