Facilities & Financial Operations

Education Foundations: Engaging Business, Industry and Community Partners–Trenton School District (Mercer County)

January 22, 2018

The Trenton Public Education Foundation and the Trenton School District are working together to connect business and industry, the community, higher education, philanthropy and the arts community. The partners are supporting STEM, and Arts Education through the development of a strategic arts plan for all district students. Information Contact: Ellen Mushinski, executive director,Trenton Public Education … Continued

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Twelve Years of Shared Services: The Best Educational Services, with Substantial Financial Savings – Passaic County Manchester Regional High School and Haledon – (Passaic County)

January 2015 was a milestone in Passaic County’s Manchester Regional High School and Haledon Public School Districts. The month marked the midpoint, of the 12th year, that the two districts have shared a superintendent and business administrator. To say the two districts are pleased with the arrangement is an understatement. Over the years, the shared … Continued

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Sharing Services for Performing Arts – Mount Ephraim (Camden County)

The Mount Ephraim School District recently acquired its municipality’s library building. Plans were to turn the building into a performing arts center. But estimates from private contractors for the work needed for the conversion were very high. So, the district was looking for a different solution. That solution came from the school district’s partner in … Continued

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BC Bank –Bergen County School District Banking Consortium

In 2006, a group of 23 Bergen County school boards in 2006 created a consortium for shared commercial banking services, now known as “BC Banc.” Still going strong, the consortium now includes 42 districts, most in Bergen County. The consortium is not a pooled investment, and district funds are not co-mingled. Rather, it is a … Continued

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Twelve Years of Shared Services: The Best Educational Services, with Substantial Financial Savings – Passaic County Manchester Regional High School and Haledon – (Passaic County)

February 12, 2016

January 2015 was a milestone in Passaic County’s Manchester Regional High School and Haledon Public School Districts. The month marked the midpoint, of the 12th year, that the two districts have shared a superintendent and business administrator. To say the two districts are pleased with the arrangement is an understatement. Over the years, the shared … Continued

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Project Guardian – Burlington Township (Burlington County)

There are security cameras and locking systems, redesigned vestibules and even new blinking traffic lights near two schools. But beyond the physical changes, there is also an Emergency Preparedness Task Force and a “Team Guardian.” There are regular meetings held three times a year, among school officials, police, firefighters, and others in the community, where … Continued

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Aspiring Administrators – Irvington (Essex County)

The Irvington School District is laying the groundwork for future school leadership with an innovative training program that lets staff members see what it feels like to be principal. The Aspiring Administrators program provides training to staff members who possess Provisional Principal Certification. Participants receive specialized training in the principal’s areas of responsibility, such as … Continued

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