Friday, January 4, 2013
Colleen O'Connor named president for second year
There was little ringing in the New Year with some new Rumson Board of Education members on Thursday night. And there were also some familiar faces returning to the dais and taking oaths for additonal terms. In a quick, simple ceremony, newcomers William "Bill" Loughran and Maura Beyer were sworn in to full and unexpired terms, respectively, by Board Secretary/Administrator Denise Friedmann. Loughran, who is principal of Holmdel High School, won his first term to the board. After being appointed to temporarily fill the unexpired term of Colleen Hodge, who resigned due to relocation, Beyer ran to fill Hodge's seat for two years and won against Russell Binns. And John Connors took his oath, returning to the dais through 2015. Margaret Simons…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Four vie for three, three-year terms on school board; two vie for two-year unexpired term
Rumson voters will choice candidates for four Board of Education seats Tuesday. Three, full, three-year terms are opening on the dais, as is one, unexpired two-year term. Incumbents Margaret Simons, Alitia Faccone and John Connors look to retain their seats with challenger Bill Loughran seeking a full term. Incumbent Maura Beyer, who was appointed in September to the seat vacated by former board member Colleen Hodge, seeks to finish the two-year term but faces a challenge from Russell Binns. All candidates filled out questionnaires about their background and candidacies. Click the links below for more information: Margaret Simons — "I wish to assist in the community goal of delivering the optimal curriculum to our children while offering …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Maura Beyer fills seat left vacant by board member Colleen Hodge through this year's end
“She’s been interested in being on the board for about a year and a half,” Rumson Board of Education President Colleen O’Connor said of newly appointed board member Maura Beyer after she was sworn in at last night’s meeting. Beyer, of 24 Highland Ave., has lived in Rumson for 12 years, has four children in school in the district and has been described as a "highly visible" PTO member and parent. “Because she has a lot of children of different ages in the school district, she has been involved in pretty much every aspect of what goes on, on a day-to-day basis, at the schools,” which played a major part in her selection, O’Connor said. Beyer, who said that she’s been very involved in the district since her oldest child was in kindergarten …
All were present at Thursday's Board of Education meeting
The Rumson Board of Education hired several new teachers at its Thursday night meeting. They took a moment to smile and pose for Patch. The teachers' experience and backgrounds were not available, but principals of Deane-Porter and Forrestdale schools listed their names. The new additions to Deane-Porter are: Alison Haugh, Megan Garrity, Jane Sieg and Kaitlyn Brennan. The new teachers at Forrestdale are: Brittaney Flynn, Jamie Fitdmaurice and Kelly Wilson. When more information on the new additions to the Rumson schools' staffs becomes available it will be added.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
New temporary board member will officially be appointed at the Sept. 27 meeting
No one will be appointed to fill the Rumson Board of Education vacancy left by Colleen Hodge until the Sept. 27 meeting. But three candidates for the temporary appointment were interviewed at a special meeting Tuesday night. The interviews, board President Colleen O’Connor said at the meeting, were conducted in the Women’s League of Voters’ fashion, with all candidates seated at a conference table, facing the board, and taking turns to answer each question fielded by O’Connor in the public forum. About five members of the public were in attendance. The applicants for the seat on the dais, which will be filled by one until January, 2013, are: Russell Binns, of 26 Lincoln Ave., a patent attorney and former computer engineer; Taryn Iwan, of …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you think it's in the best interests of students to fight the BOE or compromise and cool down?
The Rumson Board of Education’s recent decision not renew a popular elementary teacher’s contract for the coming school year has prompted a contingent of parents to come out against the board and Superintendent Maryrose Caulfield-Sloan. The parents who support the teacher have alleged that Caulfield-Sloan’s actions in this matter and others do not take the interests of the greater good of the school system to heart. They have said that her behavior toward them has been inappropriate and have launched a campaign, backed by NJ Education Association representative Brian Furry, to push for her removal. The board has issued a statement saying that personnel matters are not for public purview and there are legitimate reasons not to renew this …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A round-up of useful information and events happening around Rumson and Fair Haven today.
Put Away Your Umbrella: Looks like the sun is going to make an appearance today! According to the National Weather Service, today there is only a slight chance of showers. Today is expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 59. Overnight, skies will stay mostly clear with temperatures drop to a low around 46. Fair Haven Meetings: The Fair Haven Enviornmental Commission is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Borough Hall. Tonight’s agenda can be viewed by clicking here. Rumson Meetings: The Rumson Board of Education will be meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Forrestdale School’s Higgins Library. For more information about the Rumson BOE click here. Girls Take the Field: The RFH …