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Upcoming 2018-19 Meetings

Sept. 18
Oct. 23
Nov 20
Jan 22
Feb 26
March 19
April 23
May 21

Regular meetings held at The Hickcok Meeting Room, Summit Public Library, 9:15 a.m.

Conversation with the Administration Video Available Online

If you missed the annual “Coffee and Conversation with the Administration” meeting, the video of the event will be broadcast on Hilltopper TV.  Alternatively, you can watch the video of the very informative discussion at this link. […]

Speak Up Summit November 15, 2016 Regular Meeting

Nice turnout for our November meeting. We were happy to welcome Deb McCann from the Board of Ed.  Lots of different topics of conversation: European trip for SHS students. This has been postponed for one year because of low interest. The district was planning on taking four students. Concern for safety was expressed. It is an […] […]

BOE Workshop Meeting 10/13/16 Notes

If you plan on tuning in to last night’s Board of Education workshop when it airs next week to view another drawn-out discussion on the pros and cons of our existing full-day kindergarten program, free universal FDK, or no program at all, you are advised not to bother making the Jiffy Pop. The meeting opened […] […]

Board of School Estimate Meeting Notes

Some highlights of tonight’s Board of School Estimate and Board of Education meetings. What is out: Instructional Facilitator/Literacy Coaches at SHS and elementary school for a savings of $170,000. (Mayor Nora Radest remarked that she was particularly concerned about this cut, considering the increased enrollment and subsequent tax on teacher’s availability. She said that, through […] […]

SUS Mentioned in TAP Re: Special Budget Meeting

Here is our contribution to last night’s meeting, from TAP. “Melanie Wilson of Speak Up Summit said, when attending focus group meetings, she had been impressed with the balance between providing quality education and fiscal responsibility and with the actions in reducing health benefit costs. However she added that what Poles said was 100 percent […] […]

Special BOE Budget Meeting Report

At tonight’s special Board of Ed meeting the BOE agreed unanimously to approve a preliminary budget that is basically flat. Sure, it looks like there is a 1.95 percent increase, but that increase is virtually eaten up entirely by increased health insurance costs. The Summit Principal’s Association was out in full force, and while they commended […] […]

BOE Meeting Notes- June 18, 2015

Take-away thoughts from the June 18, 2015 Board of Ed meeting: Now more than ever, it is critical to ensure that the makeup of our Board of Education is reflective of the makeup of our school district because some of our sub-groups who are not represented on the board are not necessarily armed with all […] […]