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Upcoming 2019-20 Meetings

Sept. 17
Oct. 22
Nov 26
Jan 28*
Feb 28
March 20
April 24
May 15

Regular meetings held 3rd Floor Mondo, 8 :15 a.m.

*Special meeting held at The Hickcok Meeting Room, Summit Public Library,6:30 pm.

November 2019 highlights.

Superintendent’s contract revision.
At the October Board of Education (BOE) meeting, it was announced that Mr. Chang asked the board to renegotiate his compensation plan. This will be the second time Mr. Chang’s contract is revised. In June 2017, he received a 19% salary increase and currently Mr. Chang’s base salary is $204,525.99 along with a merit bonus of $30,658.45. The revision will be approved at the Board of Education meeting on December 12, 2019. According to a Board’s notice (last page of the Agenda 11-14-19), a copy of the proposal will be placed on file in the board’s business office and will be available for review prior to or at the public hearing .

(https://www.summit.k12.nj.us/uploaded/Board_of_Education/Agendas/Agenda_11-14-19.pdf).

SHS STEAM program ranking:
Summit High School was named to Newsweek’s list of the best 5,000 STEM high schools with a score of 93.75, placing them 190 on the list. (https://www.newsweek.com/americas-best-stem-high-schools-2020)

National Report Card:
-The good news: New Jersey’s results ranked among the top three states on virtually every one of the tests.
The bad: less than half of the New Jersey students taking the tests passed what is the NAEP’s well-respected standard of “proficiency.

(https://www.njspotlight.com/2019/10/mixed-results-for-new-jersey-schools-on-nations-report-card/?ct=t%28EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_10_31_2019_COPY_01%29&mc_cid=49656731bb&mc_eid=5f87a43900&fbclid=IwAR2on-6Howd7YcEG7IsIgarAjyxjqfY_sC0kD9kAvOg3eXMdQdjt9S_5DM0)

News from another district: Chatham School District has started discussions about starting school later.
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/11/nj-high-school-will-start-later-if-it-means-getting-students-more-sleep.html.