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

February 15, 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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Sharing Services for Performing Arts – Mount Ephraim (Camden County)

February 15, 2016

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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Region II ABA Parent Training Program – Pascack Valley Council for Special Education (Bergen County)

February 15, 2016

Many districts have the need to provide families and their children costly Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) home-based programs. These programs are anticipated to be in place for long periods. However, some parents have little or no involvement in these programs. To address this concern, the Pascack Valley Council for Special Education, Region II, offers its … Continued

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BC Bank –Bergen County School District Banking Consortium

February 15, 2016

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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Ability Awareness Collaboration – Wall Township (Monmouth County)

February 15, 2016

The Ability Awareness Collaboration creatively raises awareness about disabilities by partnering students from the Wall High School Peer Leaders with students from the Ladacin-Schroth School, a private school for disabled students. The program’s purpose is threefold: The Schroth students have the opportunity to socialize with students from their sending school districts; the Wall students, some … 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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School-Based Mental Health Counseling/Psychiatric Services – Woodbury (Gloucester County)

February 12, 2016

In Woodbury, school officials discovered a barrier to student growth was families’ difficulty in accessing community-based mental health services. For some families, scheduling problems or transportation issues made it impossible to access those important services. As a result, the district created a partnership with a local mental health agency, in which counselors come on-site to … Continued

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Project Guardian – Burlington Township (Burlington County)

February 12, 2016

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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Project Aware – Stafford Township (Ocean County)

February 12, 2016

In Stafford Township, it takes a community to educate students in the dangers of substance abuse. Health care workers from the local hospital; police department D.A.R.E. officers; and local anti-drug-abuse leaders worked with Stafford Township School District staff to create “Project Aware,” a substance abuse education program that was recognized by the NJSBA as a … Continued

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