Below is a summary of the March 16, 2017, Princeton Public Schools Board of Education meeting:
- The Board approved the tentative budget for the 2017-2018 school year. The tentative budget, which is available online, will be submitted to NJDOE for approval before being presented again at a public hearing on April 25, 2017. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the March 28, 2017 Board meeting to provide the Board with additional feedback on the tentative budget.
- The Board unanimously approved Annie Kosek as the new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Princeton Public Schools. Superintendent Steve Cochrane shared that as the Principal of Littlebrook Elementary School for the past 14 years, Ms. Kosek “established an outstanding reputation for fairness and kindness” and he was proud to recommend Ms. Kosek for this critical position.
- The Board approved a new K-5 social studies curriculum. The curriculum includes online textbooks in both Spanish and English and is designed to teach to multiple intelligences, allowing teachers to easily differentiate lesson plans for students’ individual needs.
- The Board welcomed the following staff to the District: Jacqueline Bosse, Special Education Teacher (LR), Littlebrook Elementary, effective March 22, 2017; Jason Goldman, Special Education Teacher (LR), Riverside Elementary, effective March 13, 2017; Abril Retana, Instructional Assistant, Community Park Elementary, effective April 1, 2017; and Seth Van Embden, Instrumental Music Teacher (.4), Johnson Park Elementary and Littlebrook Elementary, effective March 16, 2017.
- The Board approved the tuition payments to be paid by Cranbury Public Schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The payments are expected to total $4.8 million.
- The next meeting of the Board of Education will be Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room at Valley Road.