Dear Great Meadows Regional School District Community Members,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Prymak, Ms. Cicerelle, Mr. O’Melia and Mr. Mailloux for their endless commitment and hours of service provided to our communities and school district over the last seven and a half years. Under my role as Superintendent of Schools, their time spent on the Board of Education enabled the district to develop several successful initiatives, programs and partnerships. More specifically, programs such as our special education continuum, return of the Inclusive Preschool program, shared services and inter local agreements and positive partnership with district staff, which includes two successive contracts with the GMRSD association. Prior to my arrival, Mr. O’Melia and Mr. Mailloux also steered the implementation of full day Kindergarten, realignment to grade based schools and change of vote to ensure a 2% budgetary increase. Without a committed support system, the aforementioned programs, along with engaging community/staff relations would not have been possible. So, on behalf of my office, I wish each of you the best of luck in all future endeavors.
Going forward, I am pleased to welcome Mrs. Hill and Mr. Stuber from Independence Township and Mrs. Wulf and Mrs. DeMarco from Liberty Township as incoming members to the board. Central office looks forward in partnering with you all while ensuring the academic and programmatic success of our students.
As we move into the 2020-2021 budget development, several district areas for revision and/or implementation are being discussed. These areas include: consolidation of transportation routes, Middle School bell schedule, LENS security installment, ELA and Math curricular resources, differentiated instruction and social/emotional learning. In addition, our current Strategic Plan expires on December 31, 2019. Therefore, the district will look to partner with New Jersey School Board Association- NJSBA in developing a new five-year Strategic Plan. My office will disseminate information to our communities as soon as we have definitively scheduled this process next year.
I would like to wish each of you and your families a happy and healthy Holiday Season and New Year.
David C. Mango
Superintendent of Schools