Budget with 2-percent tax increase presented at Bloomfield BOE meeting

Budget with 2-percent tax increase presented at Bloomfield BOE meeting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District administration presented the 2021-2022 budget at the March 16 Board of Education meeting, beginning the process of putting the $129,013,219 budget in place. The tax levy will increase by 2 percent, bringing in an extra $1,504,683 and raising taxes by $26.79 per month for residents. “I know that’s […]

Bloomfield BOE candidates discuss pandemic, diversity

Bloomfield BOE candidates discuss pandemic, diversity

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — There are three open seats on the ballot for the Bloomfield Board of Education, and five of the six candidates running debated one another virtually on Oct. 6 in an event hosted by the Bloomfield Information Project. Incumbents Ellen Rogers, Thomas Heaney and Jessica Salinas are running against challengers Satenik Margaryan, Kasey […]

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

Bloomfield to begin school year virtually

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield School District announced it would hold classes virtually through Nov. 2, changing the original plan from the hybrid model that was going to be put in place to open the school year. Announced on Aug. 18 at a Board of Education meeting by Superintendent Sal Goncalves, the decision came a […]

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

Bloomfield School District outlines reopening plan

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield School District Superintendent Sal Goncalves and Assistant Superintendent Joe Fleres presented the district’s reopening plan for September at the July 21 Board of Education meeting, a month after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that schools would resume in-person learning after being forced to move online because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. […]

Bloomfield BOE votes for 2-percent tax increase

Bloomfield BOE votes for 2-percent tax increase

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a virtual meeting on May 5, the Bloomfield Board of Education unanimously passed the school district’s 2020–2021 budget, moving forward with planning for the next school year. The local tax levy will be raised by 2 percent, bringing in $77,811,492 — the bulk of the district’s $119,690,326 budget. The tax impact […]

Bloomfield sees first 2 deaths from coronavirus

Bloomfield sees first 2 deaths from coronavirus

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the world, Bloomfield officials are providing updates to residents every day about cases in town and how they are being handled. As of March 23, Bloomfield has 16 confirmed cases of the virus. In a Facebook post on March 23, Mayor Michael […]

Recess STEM program conducted at Berkeley School

Recess STEM program conducted at Berkeley School

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Berkeley Elementary School has received a $3,000 Bloomfield Educational Foundation grant for a recess STEM program for second and third graders. The seven-week program is conducted by the Montclair Learning Center. Each session is 30 minutes long. On Friday, Feb. 14, Megan McGlone’s third grade class, working from kits, assembled remote-control cars. […]

Bloomfield is assessed as a ‘high performing district’

Bloomfield is assessed as a ‘high performing district’

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Schools Superintendent Sal Goncalves has received, in a congratulatory letter from the New Jersey Department of Education dated Thursday, Jan. 30, the results of a comprehensive evaluation deeming Bloomfield to be a “high performing district.” The achievement is a first for the district since the evaluation process, known as New Jersey Quality […]

Fischman in election lead, re-elected to Bloomfield BOE

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — In a tight race for the three open seats on the Bloomfield Board of Education, the current board president, Jill Fischman, has a commanding lead. Three other candidates — Dan Anderson, Emily Smith and Ben Morse — are back in the pack in a fight for the remaining two open seats. The […]

Bloomfield BOE candidates speak to voters

Bloomfield BOE candidates speak to voters

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — There are seven candidates running for three open seats on the Bloomfield Board of Education. Each candidate submitted a short statement to the Independent Press of Bloomfield detailing their positions and why they should be elected. These statements, which printed in the Oct. 24 print issue of the newspaper, are below:   […]