7:00 PM - 9:00 PM String Fest 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM String Fest 2020 (Snow Date)
Board Of Education Meeting Summary 2/11/20
Superintendent Jennifer Fano discussed the district’s presentation at TECHSPO on Randolph’s transition to Microsoft Teams to maintain internal communication. She also expressed her gratitude to Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Interim Morris County Executive Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Linda Eno, Assistant Commissioner for the New Jersey Department of Education for their visit to our schools.
Board of Education Attorney Marc Zitomer gave a presentation on Ethics for School Officials including the School Ethics Act. As part of the Act, school officials must avoid conduct which is in violation of the public trust. Mr. Zitomer outlined different violations which included real examples from other school districts. Board communications committee chair Dr. Rob Soni gave an update on the committee’s first meeting of the year. Dr. Soni discussed the district’s current progress with the website redevelopment, improvements for internal board communications, potential strategies to manage external emails to the board, and future visits with stakeholder groups.
FFT committee chair Jeanne Stifelman gave an update on the status of the science room renovations at Randolph High School as well as the new facility project at Bauer field which were both part of the successful referendum. She reported that the district’s architect Greg Somjen provided an update for the committee about the new science classrooms. In addition, she shared that there is confidence that the bids for the facility project will come in lower than the first time the project was bid. The Community School will deliver a proposal to FFT on before and after care rates for the 2020 – 2021 school year in March. Prior to that, a survey is anticipated to be shared with stakeholders. It was also shared that 46 of the 53 bus cameras have been installed.
In October we anticipated blasting operations would start for our new field house / wellness center between the Randolph High School and the Randolph Middle School, but this work was delayed until recently.
Starting this week, the Blasting Contractor, J. Fritz Inc., will move equipment on site. The blasting zone is located between both the Randolph Middle School and Randolph High School on the site of the old field house and is a safe distance from both buildings. All blasting operations will be done in strict accordance with all local, State and Federal laws, and safety regulations.
On or about December 27, 2019 (Friday) blasting will commence and may continue through March 2020. Blasting may take place Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. There are many safety procedures that will be utilized prior to every blast and they include, but are not limited to:
Blasting will be at non-damaging levels; however, it is normal for the blasts to be heard and / or felt, sometimes for considerable distances depending upon the local geology and weather conditions.
We have been coordinating with multiple parties including our Township code enforcement (Fire Marshall), Township Manager and the County.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Gerald Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org.