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Freedom Seminar
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2007, 08:50:34 AM »
In today's Record:

HACKENSACK -- Students and parents will have the chance to learn about their rights and freedoms at a Dec. 13 seminar .

Sponsored by the Hackensack Parents for Student Achievement, "Your Rights and Responsibilities as Students and Young Adults" will be held at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 218 Passaic St., Hackensack.

Topics to be discussed include freedom from discrimination; freedom of speech and expression; and religion in schools.

The featured speakers will be Jeanne Lo Cicero, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney, and ACLU racial justice organizer Jeremiah Grace, who also is a trustee of the Elizabeth Board of Education.

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« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2009, 10:31:00 AM »
BOE plan would eliminate positions
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(by Mark J. Bonamo - March 12, 2009)

A plan under consideration by the Hackensack Board of Education would create separate academies for Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12. Each academy will be under the supervision of its own assistant principal.

The Hackensack Board of Education is considering a restructuring plan that could add more assistant principals to the administrative ranks. The plan is still under review after the board voted to eliminate the dean-of-students positions at the March 3 meeting.

The move comes as the board prepares to set up smaller academies within Hackensack High School designed to accommodate the specialized needs of each grade. The high school restructuring plan would create Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 academies. These academies would each have a specific assistant principal, with an accompanying staff to help point students in the right direction in terms of achieving educational objectives and deciding what classes to take.

Although the high school already has three assistant principals, it still requires one more to institute the plan, according to school officials. In addition to another assistant principal, the board also hopes to add a campus monitor, a social worker and an athletic director at the high school.

Under the plan, the four dean positions were eliminated because the dean position is not acknowledged as a job title in the states certified staff list.

Kliszus explains restructuring plan
Hackensack Superintendent of Schools Edward Kliszus explained why the restructuring plan is being considered now.

"It takes several months to have the plan in place for next September," he said. "Secondly, the unrecognized staff titles do not accrue tenure or seniority rights. Its important to correct that for the staffs well being."

For Kliszus, the concept of creating separate high school grade academies is based on the idea of community building.

"Its a question of having a smaller community," he said. "Right now, you have 1,800 students and one assistant principal for the entire school. The idea is to break the school into four smaller segments with their own leadership team. The academies will then be further developed in time after examining several models to see which one will be best for our school."

Kliszus pointed out that the cost of the restructuring plan would be negligible.

"There is no additional cost," he said. "The abolishment and changing of positions is a wash financially."

Kliszus also noted that while the high school dean positions would go by the wayside, the deans, who all hold teaching certificates, would simply be reassigned. The school district also has a dean in place at the 5ive-6ix School, as well as the middle school. According to Kliszus, assistant principals would take the place of these positions.

According to district officials, assistant principals currently earn salaries of between $113,420 to $128,000. Deans, who primarily handle disciplinary matters, earn an additional $5,300 on top of their regular teacher salaries.

District officials also noted that an advisory committee has been created to discuss the restructuring plans other elements, including adding on more assistant principals. The committee will also consider who will do the deans job after the eradication of the positions. District officials stated that the deans will remain in their current positions until the close of the school year.

Board of Education election candidacies filed
Candidates for the Hackensack Board of Education election to be held on April 21 officially filed to run by March 4.

Incumbents Rhonda Williams Bembry, Philip Carroll and Jacqueline Long-Parham will all run for another three-year term.

Newcomers Veronica N. Bulcik McKenna, Toi Hightower, Sylvia Hughes, Edith Martinez, Toni Miello, Robert J. Mortorano and Mark A. Stein will attempt to win a seat on the ten-member board.

 

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