Editor Jason Koestenblatt email@example.com
3:52 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
"Why does the superintendent need a special committee to communicate with teachers and receive feedback when he has multiple union shop stewards which will serve the same purpose? Was this a union request? If so, was it properly negotiated? Why is it so important to actually pay teachers/staff to communicate with the superintendent, when many of the school board members (including Jim Johnston who voted in favor of this measure) have voted more than once against polling the parents of the district to ascertain their concerns, suggestions, ideas, etc? Why is staff feedback so much more important than that of the district's parents? Where did the $40.09 per hour originate. It's difficult to imagine that there are no teachers who would voluntarily give of their time to have a face to face meeting with the superintendent. And, most importantly, how is this paid method of communication between the staff and the superintendent going to directly benefit our MHS students?
10:17 am on Friday, April 27, 2012
For simplicity, let’s assume Washington Township is responsible for bringing in 100% of the equalization aid to the district and that the district's transportation aid is spent at each high school in proportion to each school's transportation expense. We also assume that any future special education aid will continue to be allocated in proportion to each school’s special education expense. Adjustment and security aid will continue to be proportional to enrollments. Additionally, 52.4% of the district’s high school funds are currently spent at Central High School, 47.6% at Mendham High School.
Therefore, if the regional district were to be divided in a first step towards the formation of two K-12 school districts as proposed by CBS, the new Mendham/Chester high school would lose 47.6% of the $701,273 in equalization aid, or $333,806. Concurrently, the Mendhams and Chesters would cease transferring their current annual subsidy to West Morris Central High School -- eighteen times the amount of lost state aid.
CBS would be pleased to have Washington Township keep its state aid.
10:16 am on Friday, April 27, 2012
Jean, here's the answer to your question in two parts:
According to the Office of School Funding of the Division of Finance of the NJ Department of Education, the State has awarded a total of $4,369,441 in aid to the West Morris Regional High School District for 2012-13, broken down as follows: $1,746,337 in special education aid, $1,342,442 in transportation aid, $701,273 in equalization aid, $366,482 in adjustment aid, and $212,907 in security aid.
Of the five components of state aid, only the equalization aid is calculated based on a community's socio-economic level. Transportation aid is based on students transported. Special education aid is based on special education students. Adjustment aid and security aid are proportional to total student enrollments.
6:04 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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