Sunday, October 28, 2012
Sports, extracurricular activities also cancelled. No decision made on Tuesday yet.
Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Oct. 29 due to inclement weather. Superintendent Ray Gonzalez made the announcement Sunday night. All sporting events and extracurricular activities are cancelled as well. "No decision about the status of school for Tuesday has been made at this time," Gonzalez said. Updates on the status of school after Monday will be made through the district's telephone notification system, website, e-mail, social media accounts, and the media. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Replacement found for Katie Poremba who went on maternity leave Sept. 1.
The Board of Education hired a long-term replacement for a Wayne Valley High School chemistry teacher who went on maternity leave just before school began. James Kiamie was hired at a board meeting Thursday night. He will replace Katie Poremba. Poremba has been on maternity leave since Sept. 1. She informed the district in a timely manner of her going on leave. Officials hired a long-term replacement earlier this year but the person withdrew his or her name from consideration shortly before school began. Kiamie will earn $54,200. Poremba’s annual salary is $65,570. Superintendent Ray Gonzalez said having to fill teaching positions temporarily because someone goes on maternity leave or takes a leave of absence is common for school districts…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Superintendent Ray Gonzalez: 'We're just trying to alleviate people's concerns.'
Responding to parents’ concerns regarding increasing class sizes, district officials have addressed the matter recently. “It’s not that there is anything abnormal heading into next year, we’re just trying to alleviate people’s concerns,” said Superintendent of Schools Ray Gonzalez. Gonzalez said that just because a particular class size increases from one year to the next does not mean that the district will have to hire more teachers. It may, however, mean reassigning teachers to other classes or grades. Gonzalez said that the district has budgeted for hiring either three or four teachers for the upcoming school year. Despite the preplanning, officials would like to make any changes with no increase to the budget. Gonzalez also issued a …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Four positions are open in the public school district. The moves are part of a sweeping overhaul of the district's administrative structure. Committees will interview each candidate and recommend one for each position to the Superintendent Ray Gonzalez.
Committees have begun interviewing candidates for the four principal positions district officials announced were available last week. Superintendent Ray Gonzalez said he hopes to recommend individuals to fill the positions at the next Board of Education May 17. Gonzalez announced last week that the leaders would not be back next school year due to resignations, promotions, and personnel contracts not being renewed. New principals at George Washington and Schuyler-Colfax middle schools, Lafayette Elementary School, and Wayne Hills High School will be hired. Wayne Hills Principal Scot Beckerman is resigning. Gonzalez has not offered specific reasons for the other changes. Gonzalez said that a multi-level interview process is being conducted …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Chris Olsen, Dan Kilday out as high school athletic directors.
District officials announced sweeping changes to the administrative structure of several departments at a Board of Education meeting last night. The board chose not to renew the contracts of high school athletic directors Chris Olsen and Dan Kilday. Also, a search has already begun for new teachers at George Washington and Schuyler-Colfax Middle Schools, Lafayette Elementary School, and Wayne Hills High School. "For next year, we're reconfiguring how we manage all district programs in and out of the classroom, with a goal of most effectively serving our students in the most efficient way possible," Superintendent Ray Gonzalez said. Do you agree with the decision? Let us know by voting in the poll and leaving a comment below this story.