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Upcoming 2018-19 Meetings

Sept. 18
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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.

The Adverse Impact of a Charter School

by Stephen Coffin The adverse financial impacts of having a charter school locate in Summit would include but are not limited to: State law would require Summit’s public schools to provide 90% of its average per pupil cost by grade to a charter school residing in the district. This amount could total approximately $5 million (e.g., […] […]

Guest Column: Legislative Update- 2012

by Julie Latzer In 2011, there have been a number of policy developments pertinent to New Jersey state education. These include the Anti-Bullying legislation that went into law on September 1, multiple bills that have been introduced to change Teacher Tenure, and proposals to alter the Charter School law. However, it is unlikely that any real action […] […]

President’s Corner- Fall 2011

By Melanie S. Wilson President, Speak Up Summit 2007 – Present Schools and Education have been in the spotlight lately. With the links and columns posted on this site, we hope to help you navigate that great superhighway and help you make some headway in the overwhelming quest for pertinent and relevant information. By no […] […]

New Jersey Charter Schools

By Philip N. Eisner Charter schools are independent, accountable, public schools of choice; they control their own curriculum, staffing, organization, and budget. The advent of charter schools is rooted in a variety of school reform movements, such as alternative schools, magnet schools, and school privatization. The first charter school law was passed in Minnesota in […] […]