February 2, 1992 |
For the second year in a row, officials at the Camden County Eastern Regional School District find that state funding formulas are squeezing school finances. The squeeze is so tight that if preliminary estimates by school officials hold true, the district might have to eliminate 11 proposed staff positions for the new high school building now under construction. Though the board introduced a tentative 1992-93 budget on Jan. 22, the numbers had to be altered after the state released revised aid figures on Tuesday.
September 25, 1998 |
The next step toward dissolving the Lower Camden County Regional School District will begin here in about two weeks, when Clementon residents vote on a $1.9 million bond proposal to fund construction needed to house the borough's seventh and eighth graders. In May, voters in the seven towns in the district approved a plan to dissolve the district, but the regional district cannot actually split up until every student is guaranteed a spot in one of the local districts that will take over seventh through 12th grades.
September 28, 1988 |
Officials from the seven school districts that make up the Lower Camden County Regional School system will meet tomorrow to discuss a Berlin Township initiative to withdraw seventh and eighth graders from the regional district schools. The students would be sent to schools within their home districts, if possible. The meeting is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the Berlin Township hall. One item sure to come up is the legality of the concept. According to Donald Beineman, Camden County schools superintendent, state statutes say that regional systems can be enlarged or eliminated, but they say nothing about being reduced.
June 30, 1988 |
It has been said that breaking up is hard to do. That seems especially true for the seven towns that make up the Lower Camden County Regional School District, which have been fighting about breaking up for at least eight years. But that changed last night, when representatives from the seven towns unanimously agreed to consider a trial separation. That separation would remove about 1,600 seventh and eighth graders from the district's two regional middle schools and return them to their local school districts.
July 9, 1986 |
Paul Winkler is breathing a measured sigh of relief. As superintendent of schools for the Lower Camden County Regional School District, Winkler fretted for months about how the district's ninth graders would fare on the High School Proficiency Test that this year became a requirement for graduation. But when the scores came in, Winkler was pleased. Results of the reading, writing and math test, administered to 86,000 ninth graders statewide in April, were released to local school districts during the second and third weeks in June.
March 26, 1996 |
More than 200 students, teachers and parents last night protested proposed cuts in staff and vocational and gifted and talented programs by the Lower Camden County Regional school board. The proposed cuts would include 20 staff positions and programs including auto trades, auto technology, building trades, nursing assistants and early childhood education, according to Jeanne Smith, the district's public information director. The budget process is taking place at a time of turmoil for the regional district, which has four schools: Overbrook Junior High School in Lindenwold, Overbrook Senior High School in Pine Hill, and Edgewood Junior and Senior High Schools in Winslow Township.
April 15, 1990 |
When voters in Winslow Township go to the polls on April 24 to vote for Board of Education candidates, a major issue they will address is the much- discussed deregionalization of the Lower Camden Regional School District's seventh- and eighth-grade students. The current school board is unanimous in its support of removing the about 700 junior high school students from the regional schools and having them attend classes in their home districts. The board also would like to pull the 1,200 high school students out of the district as well, but has decided to take the process one step at a time, hoping to get the seventh- and eighth-graders out first.
October 23, 1994 |
It's back to the drawing board for the Lower Camden County Regional District school board. With voters overwhelmingly deciding last week to keep growing Winslow Township in the district, the board must come up with another way to solve overcrowding in the four secondary schools. The board's plan: Go back to the voters again and ask them if this time they'd be willing to approve a $57.4 million bond referendum to pay for a new school and renovation of four others - a move voters have historically rejected.
November 27, 1996 |
In the ongoing saga of how to reorganize the seven-town Lower Camden County Regional School District, a new plan has surfaced. The proposal, dubbed "Option E," would allow Waterford and Chesilhurst to form a regional district with Winslow for their older students. Winslow would still become its own kindergarten-through-12th-grade district. But Waterford and Chesilhurst would either take back their seventh and eighth gradersand send their high school students to Winslow, or send their seventh through 12th graders to Winslow.
December 21, 1993 |
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District Board of Education decided last night to postpone certifying the results of last week's referendum on whether the method of financing the district should be changed from one based on property values to one based on per-pupil cost. The board said it wanted to await an interpretation of the vote by the state education commissioner. Of the 3,482 votes cast in last Tuesday's referendum in the four towns that comprise the district - Chesterfield, Mansfield, Springfield and North Hanover - 2,514 were in favor of change, and 968 were against.