Back to School Arrives In Mendham and Chester
A lot has changed since the end of June. Get ready for the week ahead with a peak at some of the additions.
The summer vacation period is a time for administrators and faculty to recharge, readjust and refocus for the coming school year. This year, the summer months brought about a series of changes to the Mendham and Chester K-8 districts as well as the West Morris Regional School District.
Here you can catch up on some of them.
The Regional District restructured and reorganized during their summer meetings and in the process, eliminated their guidance directors. To counterbalance this, the board created new lead guidance counselor positions for the upcoming school year.
Over in Chester, the Black River Middle School made a presentation on educational fundamentals in the nation's capital and despite losing principal of the year Dan Johnson at Bragg, were able to install Michelle Stanton in the position as a worthy successor. The district also went ahead with a plan to bring solar power into the schools with a series of panel installations on the grounds.
Over in Mendham, new superintendents were installed as the borough settled on Dr. Thomas Butler as the interim leader while Dr. Sal Constantino took permanent reigns in Mendham Township from the departing Kris Harrison.
Much ado about nothing was accomplished by the mayor's group studying the regional district, as the content of the feasibility study may have driven that process to a halt.
But that is only one of the issues carrying into the new school year. How do you feel about the changes? Let us know in the comments below.