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Glou City Resident Questions School Board About Zero Tolerance Policy

  Gloucester City resident, Steve Cowgill, spoke during the public portion of Tuesday’s Board of Education (BOE) meeting to ask about an alleged incident that recently occurred on Gloucester High property and involved Gloucester Catholic Cowgill asked about the zero tolerance policy, saying he received a zero tolerance letter “within 5 days” for an incident […]

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Glou City BOE Declares Impasse on Teachers’ Contract; Mediator to Be Assigned

  Gloucester City’s teachers have reached an impasse in their contract negotiations, Board Solicitor, Frank Cavallo, Jr., said at the school board meeting on Tuesday night. Cavallo stated that that the Board of Education and the Teachers’ Association met in June. “At the end of that meeting, it was decided that the Board of Education […]

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Gloucester City BOE Interviews Candidates

At its special meeting on Tuesday night, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) interviewed candidates for the vacancy left by Patrick Hagan, who resigned in May due to conflicts with college and work. The candidates who were listed on the BOE’s agenda to be interviewed for the vacancy were: Leon Harris, Michael Hopkins, Bruce Marks, […]

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Bellmawr, Gloucester City Among Top Ten Towns in Camden County

Bellmawr and Gloucester City are among the top 10 towns in Camden County for 2016, according to South Jersey Magazine. Every year, the magazine ranks its top towns by looking at factors that make “South Jersey such a great place to live, work and play.” Bellmawr and Gloucester City made the list of Top Ten […]

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Large Public Support for GCSD Staff Members

During the last two Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) meetings, there has been a large, public show of support for two staff members who were rumored to be losing their positions in the district. The two staff members are school nurse, Linda Stewart, and homeless liaison, Jackie Berg. At the May 5 combined Budget […]

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GHS Students Awarded College Scholarships

GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. – Four 9th graders from Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School have been awarded full scholarships to Rowan University, Montclair State University, The College of New Jersey, or Saint Peter’s University by the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF). The announcement was made to the students on April 15 by GSBF, a nonprofit organization that […]

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Ethics Complaint Dismissed Against GC BOE Vice President

In response to an OPRA (Open Public Records) Request filed with the School Ethics Commission (SEC), South Jersey Observer has learned that on February 23, 2016, the SEC dismissed an Ethics Complaint that had been filed against Gloucester City Board of Education Vice President, Jackie Borger. Shelley Mealey of Woolwich, N.J. filed an Ethics Complaint*on October […]

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Gloucester Gets Initial Results of PARCC Test

Dr. Elizabeth Curry, the Gloucester City School District’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction, recently gave a presentation to the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) about the district’s total population scores from the spring, 2015 PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments. She said that it will probably take more than […]