WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Regional High School Board of Education met on Monday night for the last time before the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
Referendum activities are in full swing and the high school is busy getting ready for the first day of school on Sept. 4. Superintendant Liz Jewett and Business Administrator Tim Stys attended three of the four sending districts' town council meetings, and met with all of the mayors. Board President Robert Horowitz commended the buildings and grounds personnel for their efforts.
Watchung Hills' first football game is Thursday, Sept. 12 at home against Cranford at 7 p.m.
The referendum vote is on Sept. 24. For more information and details on the referendum go to:
The agenda was approved as amended with the only contention the approval for professional development. Board member Peter Falzarano voted against a resolution approving payments for workshops and travel expenses for professional development. Jewett said, "Can I ask why you don't support my professional development?" Falzarano replied, "I think that's your department. "
"So, do you disagree with paying for professional development for any staff member—or just the superintendent?" Jewett asked. Falzarano replied in part, "It depends on what it is, in all the votes we have taken in public and private, my vote is the same, I disagreed with it then, and I disagree with it now."
Jewett, looking for clarification said, "I'm just trying to understand because I believe it's part of my job as a school leader to help and encourage the growth of the staff."
The next Board of Education meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 10.