VP Settlement, Deceased Teacher Top Jefferson News
Improved communication and high school traffic flow also among top headlines.
The Jefferson Township Board of Education and High School Vice Principal Gregory Currie have reached a tentative settlement regarding tenure charges the district filed against Currie after he was suspended in February of 2011 for alleged misconduct.
John Krygier woke up on the morning of his deceased wife RoseAnn’s memorial service and realized that he wanted his words to be heard.
“I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate for the husband to make a speech, but I decided this morning that it just seemed right,” Krygier said in a speech read by a family friend.
Jefferson Township High School science teacherRoseAnn Krygier died last Saturday after a battle with cancer. Nearly 200 friends and family packed the Tuttle Funeral Home for her memorial service on Thursday.
Jefferson Township High School’s ranking in NJ Monthly’s report on New Jersey high schools rose from 211 to 167 after the magazine’s editors corrected a data error and recalculated the ranking numbers, according to Jefferson superintendent Joseph Kraemer. However, the school still fell from a 158 ranking last year.
After the devastation that was Hurricane Irene one year ago in Jefferson, including closed roads, power outages and a dam break that caused a temporary evacuation for some residents, township officials decided that an improved communication system was needed. And so came the Honeywell Alert system to Jefferson Township.