Monday, May 13, 2013
School district's summer camp program is accepting registrations.
Wide World of Summer, a Parsippany school district summer camp and enrichment program, is gearing up for a season of fun activities for students. The program is an eight-week camp/enrichment program for in- or out-of-district students that is administered through the Parsippany Adult & Community Education office. The program is filled with activities, programs and field trips. Students swim on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and spend Wednesdays on field trips. Afternoons are spent participating in enrichment classes in science, art, computers, physical education and more. PACE offers before and aftercare services, so kids of working parents may have a safe, reliable, summer program from 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Details are available in the attached …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Districts across New Jersey await state aid figures this week with uncertainty.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Schools face the deadline to submit the 2013-2014 budget to the county next week with uncertainty as to whether $85 billion in federal "sequestration" spending cuts will be stopped by Congress before Friday. The local school district, along with districts throughout New Jersey, will learn its state aid figures this week after Gov. Chris Christie delivers his fiscal year 2014 budget address Tuesday afternoon. The release of the state aid figures triggers a sequence of events related to the budget process, including the Board of Education approving the proposed school budget. The board meets to discuss the spending plan Tuesday; the budget is due to the county for review next week. School districts had expected to find…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Schools have two-hour delay Thursday following nor'easter as Parsippany continues to cope with damage caused by last week's tropical storm.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
After missing eight straight days of school, Parsippany students will have to wait a little longer Thursday morning before returning to the classroom. Wednesday night's nor'easter caused a two-hour delayed opening for all Parsippany schools on Thursday. Schools had been closed the past two weeks in the aftermath of Sandy, which caused widespread outages to thousands, downed trees and power lines and damaged structures. "As I assess each section of our town, the destruction seems never ending," Mayor James Barberio said in a statement. "I know many residents have been, and continue to be, challenged with trees covering our roadways, days without power and long gas lines, but I couldn’t be prouder than to be the Mayor of town whose residents…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Outages remain at several district schools, downed wires and trees also an issue.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Parsippany schools will be closed for a sixth straight day Monday due to outages that remain at several district schools, Superintendent LeRoy Seitz said Sunday. Downed trees and wires as well as road conditions and the ongoing issue with traffic signals were also factors in the decision, Seitz said. Decisions for the rest of the week will be made on a day-to-day basis, Seitz said. Schools are expected to be open on Thursday and Friday, previously days schools were scheduled to be closed for the NJEA State Conference, which has now been cancelled. Outages dipped to 9,853 in Parsippany late Sunday afternoon, according to JCP&L's outage map.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
After Sandy batters Atlantic City, the state teachers' union cancels its annual gathering there.
New Jersey’s teachers won’t gather in Atlantic City for their annual convention for the first time in 158 years. The damage and ongoing problems left behind by monster storm Sandy forced the New Jersey Education Association to cancel its Nov. 8-9 conference at the shore town. NJEA said its convention is the largest gathering of its kind worldwide, and the sheer size helped make the final decision to cancel. “The NJEA Convention is a massive event, involving tens of thousands of people,” NJEA President Barbara Keshishian said. “We concluded it was simply not advisable to try to have that many people on the roads and using public transportation while so many communities are struggling to restore power and basic services to their residents – …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
District warns parents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills school district is reporting an attempted luring incident Wednesday involving a Parsippany High School student. A notice was sent to parents Thursday, saying a Par High student reported being offered a ride home after school on Wednesday by an unknown man driving a luxury vehicle. The student described the man as between 40 to 50 years old, with black slicked-back hair and a receding hairline, the alert read. The student said the man spoke with a foreign accent and was wearing a black suit and tie with a white shirt, the alert said. According to a district statement, the student refused the ride and the man drove out of the area. "Keeping our children safe is always of paramount importance," the statement said. "…