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Mt. Ephraim Report Cards to Change

Report cards in the Mt. Ephraim schools will have a different look because of the new student management system, said Mt. Ephraim School Superintendent, Leslie Koller, at last week’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting. Koller explained: “OnCourse is our new student management system. Because the templates are different, the report cards will look different than […]

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Tiny Little Pieces is a Special Learning Facility

Tiny Little Pieces is a special learning facility. Amanda Cardone is an experienced educator with a big heart for special needs children and always had a dream of opening a learning facility of her own. Cardone earned her master’s degree in special education from Arcadia University and has years of experience in early intervention strategies. […]

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Attorney Alleges Misconduct, Criminal Acts by Councilman; Plans to Sue

A lawyer representing a Borough of Bellmawr employee has put the Borough on notice that she intends to institute a lawsuit against the Borough and Councilman Paul Sandrock for alleged criminal acts and official misconduct. The attorney, Cheryl Cooper, also urged the Borough to conduct its own investigation into Sandrock’s alleged activities. Via letter dated […]

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Gloucester City BOE OKs Plan for Lights At New School

The Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) voted last week to authorize a design change for the new middle school to include field light proposals at a cost budget of $125,000. School Superintendent, Joe Rafferty, clarified by saying: “It is just a conduit that is going to be underground. It is not the lighting itself.” […]

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Bellmawr’s Early Childhood Center Opens

Despite delays, the doors to Bellmawr School District’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) finally opened for students on November 16. As was previously reported, historic fill (dinner plates and bottles) had been unearthed during the early excavation work at Bellmawr Park. Because of that, construction had to stop while the site was remediated. The final cost […]

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Bellmawr Early Childhood Center Set to Open

School superintendent, Annette Castiglione, stated that despite delays, the Early Childhood Center will be ready for students on November 9. Castiglione said at last week’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting that she recently did a walk-through of the center and the furniture is in and the custodians have been cleaning the rooms. “The siding should […]

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Mt. Ephraim BOE Hires Paraprofessional

Amid concerns of setting precedent, the Mt. Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) rejected a motion last month that would have approved the hiring of a paraprofessional candidate at a higher salary/step. Before the board voted during September’s BOE meeting, there was discussion between the BOE and the administration about why the starting salary for this […]

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Resident Asks Gloucester BOE To Provide Agenda

A Gloucester City resident addressed the BOE about the lack of availability of the monthly meeting agenda, and said it is difficult to hear what is being said during the meeting. “In accordance with the Sunshine Law, a copy of the agenda must be provided,” the resident stated to the BOE. She further complained: “I […]

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9th Annual Ross-Kupcha Memorial Run a Success

On October 25, the 9th Annual Ross-Kupcha Memorial Run took place in National Park, N.J. The run is held in memory of Browning Ross, a two-time Olympian and Gloucester Catholic track and cross country coach, and also Bob Kupcha, an orthopedic surgeon and war veteran. This year, the memorial run raised money for the Camilla Hall […]

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Mt. Ephraim School Board Members File Ethics Complaint Against President

In August, 2015, Mt.  Ephraim Board of Education members, Deena Noonan, Nicholas Salamone, and Diane Vilardo, filed an Ethics Complaint with the School Ethics Commission against Board President, Joan Greenwood, claiming Greenwood violated the code of ethics for school board members. At issue is the statement that Greenwood made as BOE president on July 13 concerning […]