Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Petitions are due to Bergen County Clerk by June 4.
Anyone interested in serving on their local school board has until June 4 to submit a petition to the county. Board members are responsible for a variety of duties each year, including setting district goals, overseeing the budget and curriculum and hiring administrators and staff. There are four seats up for election on the Westwood Regional Board of Education this year, including two three-year terms from Westwood, one three-year term from Washington Township and a one-year unexpired term for Washington Township from outgoing member Barbara Gregory. The Hillsdale Board of Education has two of seats up for election this year, including one full three-year term and one unexpired one-year term from former member Debbie Loganchuk. There are …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Both districts kept their tentative budgets below the state-mandated maximum 2 percent tax levy increase.
The Hillsdale and Pascack Valley school boards both approved preliminary budgets during their respective meetings this week. The Pascack Valley Regional Board of Education approved a tentative $48 million for next year, including a $44 million tax levy. The exact effects the budget would have on taxes in the district's four towns were not immediately available because of a computer problem, Business Administrator Yas Usami said. The Hillsdale Board of Education also approved a preliminary budget during their meeting this week, including a tax levy of $18 million. The levy would mean a $99 increase in taxes for the average borough homeowner with a property assessed at $549,000, according to Business Administrator Lirca Garcia. As proposed…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Flinn has previous experience as a class mom and co-president of the Meadowbrook FFA.
The Hillsdale Board of Education picked Krista Flinn as their new member, district Business Administrator Lirca Garcia told Patch. Flinn is a former class mom and co-president of the Meadowbrook FFA with two children in the district and another at Pascack Valley High School. "I'm really excited to join the Board of Education," Flinn said. "I think they do a terrific job and I wanted to be a part of it." Flinn said she believed that her former experience dealing with the public — and willingness to do the right thing even when it's unpopular — would be an asset to the board. During their meeting Monday, the board interviewed three candidates for the open seat left by Debbie Loganchuk, who resigned from the board as of March 1. Board …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The board needs to find a replacement for Debbie Loganchuk, who is resigning March 1.
A seat opening on the Hillsdale Board of Education has drawn four applicants, according to district Business Administrator Lirca Garcia. The board is searching for a new member to replace Debbie Loganchuk, who is resigning March 1. Loganchuk previously said she felt it was "time to move on" as her children have grown up. She has been a member of the board since March 2006. "It's been a wonderful experience," Loganchuk said. Board members are responsible for voting on a variety of issues affecting borough schools, including policies, personnel, finances and curriculum. The board will interview the four applicants and then choose one. The next Hillsdale Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p.m. Have a question or news …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The deadline to submit a letter of interest is February 4.
The Hillsdale Board of Education is looking for a new member to replace Debbie Loganchuk, who announced this week she will be resigning her seat in March. According to a notice posted on the district's website, candidates "must be registered voters who have lived in the district for at least a year, they must be able to read and write, cannot hold a contract with or claim against the school district, and have not been convicted of any crimes referenced in NJ Title 18A:12-1." Board members are responsible for voting on a variety of issues affecting borough schools, including policies, personnel, finances and curriculum. Anyone interested in applying should send a resume and letter of interest to School Business Administrator and Board …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Debbie Loganchuk has been a member of the board since 2006.
Hillsdale Board of Education member Debbie Loganchuk announced Monday that she planned to resign from the board as of March 1. Loganchuk said she felt it was "time to move on" as her children have grown up. She has been a member of the board since March 2006. "It's been a wonderful experience," Loganchuk said. Board President James Hayden said Loganchuk brought a "unique, wonderful perspective" to the district. To find a replacement, the board will place ads looking for interested candidates, then the board will interview the applicants and pick one. Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Jim Leggate at Jim.Leggate@patch.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.