Thursday, February 28, 2013
Other Morris County school districts see increase in 2013-14 aid.
All three tri-boro school districts will see the same amount of state aid in the 2013-14 school year as the current year, according to figures presented by Gov. Chris Christie Thursday. The figures show Kinnelon will receive $1,439,528, Butler will receive $1,960,615 and Bloomingdale will receive the highest tri-boro amount, $1,977,915. The state Department of Education boasted that the 2013-14 aid package is the largest ever released by the state. Nearly $9 billion will go to public schools, an increase of about $97.3 million from the 2012-13 school year. Many districts in Morris County will see an increase in aid this year, including Lincoln Park, Dover and the largest increase in the county, 17.7 percent, for the Morris Hills Regional …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
School board will also vote on several class trips during regular meeting.
Wednesday, January 30
The Kinnelon Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether the school district will once again participate in Route 23 Automall's AP Challenge this year. The competition, hosted by the Butler car dealership, invites high school students from several local school districts-including Butler, Pompton Lakes, Pequannock and now West Milford-to have a chance at winning a brand new car when they score a 3 or better on AP exams. Last year, Kinnelon had many juniors and seniors participate but ultimately, the winner was a Pompton Lakes student. Also at Thursday's meeting, the board will vote on several class trips, according to the agenda, including for high-schoolers to attend Academic Decathalon gatherings and for Stonybrook School students to…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Parents can sign up beginning Feb. 12.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Margaret Zybrick most proud of district students' achievements and for standing up for what she believes in.
After a decade of serving on the Kinnelon Board of Education, Margaret Zybrick, the board's leader for the past several years, said goodbye. Zybrick's third term had come to an end last month and the Kinnelon resident of 24 years decided not to seek re-election. "I've been in the community for 24 years. The first 24 years, I dedicated myself to issues involving children. Now, my next passion has been animals," she said. As she moves on from the board, Zybrick said she plans to spend time volunteering at various animal rescue organizations, specifically Yorkie 911 Rescue on Long Island and Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. But while she looks ahead to a future of continued volunteerism, Zybrick reflected on the past 10 years of giving …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Board holds first work session meeting with new members.
Much was new about the Kinnelon Board of Education Thursday as the board held its first work session meeting of the year. For starters, two new members, Brian Davin and Mike Petruccelli, were named during roll call. Margaret Zybrick, a 10-year member of the board and past president, was not in attendance, and Steven Fink served his first meeting as her successor in the role of board president. Board Member Katie Stylianou was sworn in Thursday night after being re-elected to her seat. The two new board members were sworn in during the reorganization meeting on Jan. 3. After seeking clarification on the process, the board selected a new vice president. Members voted unanimously in favor of Marianne DeAlessi. The board also voted to approve …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Snowy roads will not get students out of class early.
Schools in Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale have not decided to impose an early dismissal Tuesday afternoon. District employees confirmed around noon that no decision had been made to let students out early because of snowy road conditions. Kinnelon schools have put snow routes into effect for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning and all Bloomingdale afterschool activities have been cancelled. Patch will have updates on this story if conditions change.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Snow routes will be in effect.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Kinnelon Public Schools will open Monday, but with a 90-minute delayed opening, according to the district. The school district confirmed the opening via Textcaster message sent out to parents Sunday afternoon. Up until that point, Interim Superintendent Diane DiGiuseppe said she was unsure whether the district would definitely be able to open. With the delayed opening, buses will follow snow routes. "Please be patient at bus stops," the district said. "While the major roadways through the borough are clear, there may be extensive traffic and slower than normal pick ups. We will be able to provide food for student lunches at all schools." The Kinnelon Board of Education will be meeting Monday at 8 p.m. in the Kinnelon High School auditorium…
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Schools close as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy to hit New Jersey.
All Kinnelon, Butler and Bloomingdale public schools will be closed Monday. The districts began to notify teachers and students Sunday afternoon of the school's closure while residents and officials of both boroughs continued to prepare for Hurricane Sandy to potentially hit New Jersey early this week. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall and possible power outages. Stay with Tri-Boro Patch for continued Hurricane Sandy coverage. "Like" our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Kinnelon Public Schools website gets a makeover.
Kinnelon Public Schools' new website may look different already, but soon it will allow for expanded functionality as the school district continues its website upgrades. Interim Superintendent Diane DiGiuseppe spoke about the website changes at Thursday's Kinnelon Board of Education meeting. "It should be live in everyone's house by the end of tonight," she said Thursday. DiGiuseppe said the web developer was working through some glitches, but that the feedback had been mostly positive from users of the site. The one area that has not yet been fully restored are classroom pages. "That's part of the web update, it's Phase 2," DiGiuseppe said. The new site features separate access pages for staff members, parents and students, as well as …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
First day of class for the 2012-13 school year was Thursday.
Kinnelon students went back to school Thursday, kicking off the 2012-13 school year. At Kinnelon High School, teens talked with their friends about the upcoming school year (and how sleepy they were) as they walked in from the senior parking lot. Have photos of your kids' return to school? Upload them to this article or to our Back to School gallery here.