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Schools: Substitutes Sought, Construction Projects Updated

Board members updated the public on hiring, construction, and other issues at a recent meeting. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

JACKSON – Superintendent Nicole Pormilli announced during a recent Board of Education meeting that the school district was hiring substitutes.

“In the past we have used a service contractor to have substitutes in the district. We are no longer using that contractor and we are hiring substitutes within the school district. You would be a substitute employee of the Jackson school district. It is a good place to work, please come, an application is on our website.”

This wasn’t the only change going on in the district over the summer. Board President Michael Walsh reported that the Buildings and Grounds Committee met and went over a number of projects. “Right now, we have some construction going on at the fuel depot for transportation.

“We have some projects going on with the electric garbage truck and the building of the station to power it up. Electric buses are also on tonight’s agenda. There is work at the Goetz School that is going on. They are putting up new walls. There is plumbing work going on,” Walsh added.


He noted that plumbing work at Jackson Memorial High School was almost finished but “starting in September, the Ocean County Vocational Technical School will be helping with that project under the supervision of a licensed plumber.”

Walsh added, that “we have tennis courts that are in the final phase of being striped over at Jackson Memorial High School and the track at Jackson Liberty High School has been cleaned and restriped and the Jackson Memorial High School track will be resurfaced and striped.

“We have a parking lot project going on this summer in Elms and also in Memorial. The fire alarm system at Goetz is being upgraded and Holman School is having their stage repaired,” Walsh said concluding his report.

The transportation committee will be scheduling a meeting in late September and most other committees also reported that they were not meeting over the summer or were meeting next month.

Board member Giuseppe Palmeri said the Policy Committee met and discussed the high student representatives to the board. They also went over the Every Student Succeeds Act, Care of School Property policy, and the School District’s issuance of Identification cards.

He said for more details about these polices, residents should visit the school district’s website.

Business Administrator Michelle Richardson explained that every year “we have a report on all our assets, our buildings, vehicles, everything we own as a district (for insurance purposes). We have a report that is formulated for that. We’ve been using the same company for about 20 years. They have decided to close their doors.”

She said that they reached out to other districts to see what company they were using. They received three names. They reviewed the proposals and chose Capital Valuation Asset Service.

“There is a lot of learning going on even though the schools are closed. There is development going on and the administrators and teachers are doing curriculum development and there is a lot of work going on with the grounds and facilities so there is a lot of work going on around here. The kids are also very active around here,” Walsh added.

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