Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Oritz will serve out the rest of Robyn Kingston's term. Ortiz said he plans on participating in special budget meeting Wednesday night.
The Board of Education selected Rogger Ortiz to fill a vacant spot on the board a special meeting Monday night. Ortiz will serve the rest of former trustee Robyn Kingston's term. Kingston resigned from the board in January and moved to Texas. "On behalf of the applicants, I want to thank the board for interviewing us and I thank the board for selecting me," Ortiz said. "I look forward to working with them." Ortiz and his wife own Christina by Design salon. His sons attend George Washington Middle School and Randall Carter Elementary School. He coaches soccer at the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne. Ortiz was one of five people who interviewed for the position. "Whoever they picked, Wayne would have been in good hands," Ortiz said. "I was …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Here is look back at the top stories of the week.
Here is a recap of some of the stories that were on Wayne Patch this week. The floodgates on the Pompton Lakes dam were manually opened Saturday in anticipation of Tropical Storm Sandy in an effort to relieve possible downstream flooding for residents who live below the dam. Some Board of Education candidates said they would be in favor of instituting a pay freeze given the fact that residents will not vote on the tax levy for a few more years. The candidates were asked the following question at a recent candidates' forum: "Due to the 2 percent cap on spending and the fact that voters will not vote on a tax levy until 2015, would you support asking administrators, including the superintendent, to take a pay cut?" Four Lafayette Elementary …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Social media posts not allowed during work hours and information that would be inappropriate to say in a classroom also not permitted.
A new policy outlining the appropriate use of social media by school district employees, particularly teachers, was introduced by the Board of Education Thursday. The policy covers all social media sites and applications, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+, among others. “Employees should exercise care in setting appropriate boundaries between their personal and public online behavior, understanding that what is private in the digital world often has the possibility of becoming public even without their knowledge or consent,” the policy states. Under the new policy, employees would be prohibited from, among other things: Superintendent of Schools Ray Gonzalez said officials are being proactive by creating the policy "before …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wayne Council of PTOs is sponsoring the forum. Six individuals are running for three seats.
Residents will have a chance to meet the candidates for the Board of Education at a candidates night on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The candidates will answer questions from the audience. The forum will be held at the municipal building from 7 to 9 p.m. Six individuals are running for three seats. Incumbents Kim Essen and Donald Monteyne are running for re-election. The other candidates are: Catherine Kazan, Michael Bubba, Carol DiPasquale, and Eileen Albanese. The Wayne Council of Parent Teacher Organizations is sponsoring the event. Residents can cast their votes for the candidates during the general election on Nov. 6. The board voted in January to move the election to November. A new state law allowed the change to be made. — Have a question or …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Here are some of the stories that were included on Wayne Patch this week.
Here is a recap of what was covered this week on Wayne Patch: The council voted down an ordinance 5-3 Wednesday that would have significantly reduced the amount of land needed to keep chicken hens on private property. The ordinance would have changed the minimum lot size to own up to four hens from two acres to 10,000 square feet, about a quarter of an acre. Currently, residents can own up to 25 hens if their property is two acres in size or larger. A group of dedicated Circassians in town is helping to support their countrymen and women in war-torn Syria. Issam “Sam” Mirza and others from this tight-knit group are working to secure temporary visas for Circassians in Syria and get them to come to the United States. The Board of Education …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Trustees spoke to three candidates Thursday.
The Wayne Board of Education has completed its first round of interviews as it searches for a permanent superintendent. The board interviewed three candidates Thursday night and is scheduled to interview two more Monday night at a special board meeting in closed session. “We’re moving as quickly as possible, but we are being careful to do our due diligence in this process,” board President Don Pavlak Jr. said. Pavlak said the board has been in regular contact with William Librera, executive director of West Hudson Associates, a consulting firm. The board hired West Hudson earlier this year to assist in the hiring process. Libera is recruiting and interviewing candidates before the board interviews them. West Hudson is receiving $12,000 for…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Salaries range from $6,600 to $157,000.
The Board of Education approved 22 single-unit contracts for the 2011-2012 school year Thursday. The average employee's salary is increasing 2 percent from last year's.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Project estimated to cost $3 million.
The township and school district may enter into a project to install solar panels on several buildings. The township introduced an ordinance June 1 appropriating $40,000 to fund a request for proposals for the project. The work includes, but is not limited to, engineering, design, construction management, and an analysis of properties the panels could be installed on. The township will put in the request that is the winning respondent’s responsibility to fund the project. According to the ordinance, the project is estimated to cost $3 million, including the $40,000 already appropriated. The project can move forward jointly or with only the township’s participation, the ordinance states. “The board is under no obligation to join them or …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Director: 'These students exceeded my expectations.'
Students from Anthony Wayne Middle School staged a few scenes from their performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" at a board of education meeting in the council chamber Thursday night. "Our talented students have taken to the stage to perform for thousands of delighted family members, friends, and peers," said Diane Pandolfi, the school's principal. "Pulling together as a cast and crew, our students have been very proud of their incredible accomplishments." Nicholas Berninger played Tevye, the lead character. More than 125 students were involved in this year's production. "'Fiddler on the Roof' is a show I've wanted to direct for a long time and these students exceeded by expectations," said director Brooke Benavides. The following students …