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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. […]

October Speak Up Summit Meeting Notes

We loved having New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick as our October guest speaker. He was honest, generous with his time, funny, charming, and friendly. And while we appreciated his demeanor, we were saddened by his message, which is essentially: New Jersey government is broken. The assemblyman shared with us Gov. Christie’s plan for […] […]

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 […] […]

Jon Bramnick to Speak at October 18th meeting

This Tuesday, October 18, Speak Up Summit is thrilled to welcome New Jersey Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick as our guest. If you are planning on attending this meeting but usually do not come to our monthly meetings, please make a comment below or send a quick note to me so we can plan for […] […]

September 8, 2016 Board of Ed Workshop Meeting Recap

Bittersweet: my last Back-to-School Speak Up Summit post. For those of you new to the district, or who have not yet done so, please “like” the Speak Up Summit Facebook page for regular school updates, and click the “donate” button at the top to make your donation for the 2016-17 school year. The page is where you […] […]

BOSE Budget Approval Meeting Notes

Thanks to TAP for a great recap of last night’s BOSE meeting, where next year’s near $70 million budget for our school district was approved. Kudos to Summit Mayor Nora Radest for continually standing up for the students and our district’s desire to not merely sustain, but to excel. Thank you also to Board President […] […]

March 22, 2016 SUS Regular Meeting Notes

At the regular monthly March SUS meeting all schools were represented except for Franklin and Lincoln-Hubbard. We really do need to find a L-H rep…so speak to a board member or to me if you know of someone who might be interested. With nothing “huge and pressing” on the district right now, we talked mostly […] […]

Impact of School Budget on Property Values

By Meghan Terry I attended the special budget meeting held March 7, 2016 at Wilson, and while I was not able to organize my thoughts sufficiently to speak at the meeting, I would like to share them with you now. First off, I join the rest of the community in applauding the BOE’s remarkable efforts to find […] […]

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 […] […]