Written by Moorestown Board of Education Member Brandon Pugh
With the end of October in sight, the school year is off to a great start. This is a hectic time of year, with approaching holidays, teacher conferences and numerous fall activities, but the board has been busy filling several key administration roles and expanding offerings in the district.
At the monthly board of education meeting on Oct. 15, the board approved the payment of an advisor and an assistant advisor for a robotics program at the high school. There has been a desire for years from students, parents and staff to form a robotics team, as many area districts have one. Parent support, grants and board of education funding has finally made this possible.
The board also voted unanimously to appoint two other individuals to fill vital leadership roles within the district. Gail Reicheg will serve as the director of personnel, beginning Dec. 16, and Jeffrey Arey will serve as the director of educational technology, starting Dec. 2. I would like to welcome both individuals to the district.
To provide an update on the district’s search for a superintendent, applications have been received from individuals interested in serving as Moorestown’s interim superintendent. The deadline for individuals to submit applications for the position was Wednesday, Oct. 23. The board and district administration will review those who expressed interest, with the hope of having an interim superintendent in place before January 2014.
Be sure to go see Witness for the Prosecution, the Moorestown High School fall play. Remaining performances are Oct. 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Moorestown High School auditorium. On Nov. 13, the Home and School Association will be hosting their monthly fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s/Five Guys from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of your purchase will be donated to Home and School.
As a reminder, do not forget to vote for the board of education candidates on Nov. 5. You can vote for up to three of the five candidates, who are all seeking three-year terms from 2014 to 2017.
The next regular monthly meeting of the Moorestown Board of Education is on Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the William Allen Middle School media center. If you are able to attend we would love to have you. In the meantime, do not hesitate to reach out to the board as a whole, individually, or myself if you need anything.
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