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Mount Ephraim School District

 by Dominick Cipolone

President, Mount Ephraim

Board of Education

The new school year is already underway and the Mt. Ephraim BOE would like to MEPS LOGO thank the administration, custodians and all of the staff for their hard work over the summer. Both buildings look great and everything was ready for a great start to the 2011-2012 school year.

     We would also like to thank the teachers and paraprofessionals for being so well prepared for their first day back. Their professionalism and dedication to our children are what makes our schools so successful.


     This year we were able to bring Dawn Gillis (phys. ed.) and Mary Manion (music/ technology) back to fill their previous positions, thanks to extra funding that we received from the state. This will allow us to use other personnel for increased Basic skills instruction which should help to improve our NJASK scores.


     We are currently in negotiations with our teachers association. Both the BOE Negotiating committee and the MEEA team have agreed to pursue Mediation. The BOE has also started Negotiations with the paraprofessionals’ association.


This is our first year as a school choice district. The program will allow the district to bring exceptional students into our schools while helping to relieve the financial burdens we are currently facing. The incoming students will benefit from all of the great services our district provides to our students.


As always, the Board of Education welcomes all residents to our regular monthly meetings. The district’s website is also available for further information and scheduled events.