Gold resigns as Maplewood Middle assistant principal

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange-Maplewood School District administrators seem to be traveling through a revolving door. The latest SOMSD administrator to announce his resignation is Maplewood Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Gold. In the fall, Gold will be assistant principal at Frelinghuysen Middle School in Morristown, where former South Orange Middle School Principal Joseph Uglialoro […]

South Orange native becomes next dean of U. of Minnesota Law School

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — An experienced, collaborative leader, Garry W. Jenkins will be the next dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, effective July 31. Jenkins grew up in South Orange, matriculating through the South Orange-Maplewood school system through South Orange Middle School, at which point he went to Delbarton School in Morristown, graduating […]

With HIB report completed, those involved wait for next step

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The independent investigator hired by the South Orange-Maplewood School District to look into allegations of bullying against the Columbia High School baseball coaching staff submitted his final report during an executive session of the Board of Education at its special meeting July 7. District spokeswoman Suzanne Turner confirmed to the News-Record that […]

‘Is school funding reform possible?’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m., in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s legislative director, Lindy Wilson, will present different funding proposals and discuss how they impact the South Orange-Maplewood School District. The school district gets only about half of the state aid it should get, […]

Board to discuss HIB, perhaps in baseball program

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, in the Superintendent’s Office at 525 Academy St. in Maplewood and will immediately move to go into executive session to discuss HIB, personnel and legal issues. No action will be taken.

Maplewood Middle School principal resigns

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Middle School Principal Jerrill Adams has resigned from his position, effective Aug. 31. The former principal’s name was included on the list of resignations within the personnel fiscal resolutions approved by the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education at its meeting Monday, June 20. His departure comes less than two years after […]

Results of harassment investigation demanded

Former CHS baseball player claims that he was bullied by his coaches

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The father of a former Columbia High School baseball player, who has long said his son was repeatedly bullied by his coaches, is now demanding to know why the results of the special Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying investigation into the coaching staff have still not been reported roughly four months after they […]

School district may restructure supervisory positions soon

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the South Orange-Maplewood School District ramps up its strategic planning process, questions have arisen regarding supervisory positions. In an email to the News-Record, district spokeswoman Suzanne Turner said that while the supervisory structure may change, the number of supervisors is unlikely to do so. According to Turner, the […]