Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Any school board or board of trustee member unable to complete a background check by Dec. 31, 2011, now has until Jan. 27. This includes new Galloway Community Charter School Board of Trustees members John Hunt and Melissa Cast.
Any Board of Education or Board of Trustees members who missed the Dec. 31, 2011 deadline to complete a background check now have until Jan. 27, 2012 to complete the background check, the New Jersey Department of Education announced on Tuesday, Jan. 17. This includes two members of the Galloway Community Charter School Board of Trustees who were approved Nov. 21. “Our priority throughout this process is to ensure compliance with the law while minimizing disruption to boards of education,” New Jersey Department of Education Communications Manager Allison E. Kobus said on Tuesday. “Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf has granted an extension to board members that received a letter of ineligibility earlier this week. "Any board member that …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
John Hunt and Melissa Cast were among 200 board of trustees/education members statewide who didn't complete their background checks by Dec. 31, 2011. They were approved to become part of the board Nov. 21.
Two recently approved members of the Galloway Community Charter School Board of Trustees have been declared ineligible to serve by the state Department of Education because they failed to complete a required criminal background investigation. John Hunt and Melissa Cast were on the list released Thursday, Jan. 12 by the New Jersey Department of Education of 186 school board members and charter school trustees statewide who did not complete the background exam by the Dec. 31 deadline. Hunt and Cast must vacate their positions immediately, according to state Dept. of Education spokesperson Allison Kobus. Hunt and Cast were both approved to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 21, according to Galloway Community Charter School Director Deborah …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The number is down from the 2009-10 report.
Based on the number of violent incidents, the Galloway Township School District appears to be a very safe place for parents to send their children. The district reported just one incident of violence, and no incidences of vandalism, possession of weapons or possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), according to the State of New Jersey’s Violence and Vandalism report for the 2010-2011 school year, released earlier this month. In the report for the 2009-10 school year, the district –which includes four elementary schools and a middle school, reported three incidents of violence, one of vandalism and one of possession of weapons. There were 3,415 students enrolled in the district at the time of the most recent report, and 3,513 …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The school honors other cultures by showing off the students' most recent projects.
The Galloway Community Charter School has been celebrating International Day since the school opened its doors, but for the first time, students throughout the school were given the opportunity to see what their fellow students have been up to for the first 10 weeks of the school year. GCCS splits its year into four "focuses," including International, Environmental, Technology and Arts and Humanities. Each focus lasts for 10 weeks, and encompasses all courses at the school, GCCS Assistant Director Jessica Fisher said during the school's celebration on Monday night, Oct. 24. The focuses are the same in every grade, every year. "Kindergarteners will start with transportation, and then first graders will build on that by exploring who their …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The grant is a reward for the school's commitment to safety.
The New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group (NJSBAIG) has awarded the Galloway Community Charter School (GCCS) a $3,000 Safety Grant as a reward for the school's risk management, the school announced on Friday, Sept. 30. GCCS was one of several schools throughout the state to receive grant money. The statewide total amounted to $4 million, GCCS Public Relations representative Felicia Niven said. The grant will be used to further invest in safety and security-related investments at GCCS, the school said. The grant was established in 2009, and GCCS received a grant that year, as well. That grant was for $2,000, with $3 million awarded statewide. The grant is designed to help member districts reduce their loss exposure and their …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Beginning today, school is back in session. Take a look at some early goings on in the school community.
The Galloway Community Charter School begins classes today, Aug. 23, but its Back to School Night isn't until Sept. 26. Here's a closer look at the local school calendar for the upcoming months. Aug. 23: Galloway Community Charter School students report. Aug. 30: Absegami supervisors and all new staff report. Aug. 31: Galloway Schools New Staff Orientation; all Absegami staff report; Move-in Day for New Richard Stockton College of New Jersey students. Sept. 1: Opening Day for Galloway Schools staff. Sept. 2: Registration for late transfers to the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and Move-in Day for Returning Students. Sept. 6: Absegami students report, and Stockton Classes Begin. Sept. 7: All Galloway Township elementary and middle …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Galloway Community Charter School held its technology celebration on Thursday.
Galloway Community Charter School held its technology celebration on Thursday. Check out Galloway Patch's photo gallery from the event.