Monday, December 17, 2012
Schools comfort students and take extra safety measures in week after elementary school tragedy.
In light of the recent elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Conn., Jefferson schools are taking extra safety precautions throughout the district. While Superintendent Joeseph Kraemer said ensuring school safety is always a priority and ongoing throughout the year, the district is making sure that in the week after the shooting that claimed the lives of 26 people, mainly young school children, the schools are extra safe. Kraemer reassured the community with a message on the district website Monday morning, saying the schools were prepared and that they're doing everything in their power to comfort the children. "Please know that the Jefferson Township Police, Office of Emergency Management, and the School District shall continue to work …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Township is among five districts in the county that is getting reimbursed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Jefferson Township School district will receive funding on Dec. 1 from a New Jersey insurance fund for the first round of reimbursements from Sandy damage. The district is one of five in Morris County receiving the funding from the School Alliance Insurance Fund, according to a release from SAIC on Tuesday. The other districts include Hanover Park, Harding Township, Mt. Olive and Rockaway. SAIF Chairwoman Stephanie Voorhees said in the release that all of the districts received $5 million from Lexington Insurance as a prepayement for losses that could eventually amount to $20 million statewide. She said the final amount will be based on inspections from insurance adjustors, who are working to check the claims for damaged roofs, solar …
Spring break also knocked down to four days due to lost days from Sandy.
Jefferson students will make up the lost days from Hurricane Sandy by attending school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, and the Friday of spring break on April 5. Students will have shortened days on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21 and on Presidents' Day on Feb. 18, according to a recommendation presented by District Superintendent Joeseph Kraemer at Monday night's BOE meeting. On April 5, he said students will have a full instructional day. Kraemer said there were five extra days built into the school calendar this year to use for snow days. The storm used eight of those days, so the board had to come up with a way to make up the extra three days. He said he met with the administration, the PTA, PTEA, BOE committee …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
42 of the district's 68 total incidents included violence, an increase of 13 from previous year.
Incidents involving violence, vandalism, weapons and substance abuse in the Jefferson Township School District increased by nine cases in the 2011-12 year from the previous year, according to a report presented by District Superintendent Joseph Kraemer at Tuesday night's board of education meeting. Kraemer said he believes the 68 incidents that took place in the district's seven schools last year are most likely because of the Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying Law (HIB) that was enacted last year. "I think we may have more cases because we have to report it, follow-up, and do investigations," he said. However, Kraemer said, it is possible there were more cases of fights that altered those statistics. Out of the different categeories, …