Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District
Address
512 Cedar Street
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

United States
Coordinates40°38′23″N 74°22′00″W / 40.639709°N 74.366592°W / 40.639709; -74.366592Coordinates: 40°38′23″N 74°22′00″W / 40.639709°N 74.366592°W / 40.639709; -74.366592
District information
GradesPreK-12
SuperintendentDr. Joan Mast
Business administratorDeborah S. Saridaki
Schools8
Students and staff
Enrollment5,649 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty438.0 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio12.9:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupI
WebsiteDistrict website
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$16,15619$18,891−14.5%
1Budgetary Cost12,7911914,783−13.5%
2Classroom Instruction7,729148,763−11.8%
6Support Services1,823222,392−23.8%
8Administrative Cost1,175111,485−20.9%
10Operations & Maintenance1,760631,783−1.3%
13Extracurricular Activities281632684.9%
16Median Teacher Salary63,4404364,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District is a regional public school district serving students from two communities in Union County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, who come from the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood.[3][4] The district has five elementary schools (PreK-Grade 4), two middle schools (Grades 5-8) and a comprehensive high school (Grades 9-12).[5]

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising eight schools, had an enrollment of 5,649 students and 438.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[6]

Schools[edit]

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9]

Elementary schools
  • Howard B. Brunner Elementary School[10] with 414 students in grades PreK-4
    • Scott Bortnick, Principal
  • J. Ackerman Coles School[11] with 552 students in grades PreK-4
    • Dr. Karen Wetherell, Principal
  • Evergreen School[12] with 402 students in grades PreK-4
    • Colleen Haubert, Principal
  • William J. McGinn School[13] with 512 students in grades K-4
    • Dr. Sasha Slocum, Principal
  • School One[14] with 395 students in grades PreK-4
    • Justin Fiory, Principal
Middle schools
  • Park Middle School[15] with 909 students in grades 5-8
    • Dr. Jocelyn Dumaresq, Principal
    • Kristie Morano, Assistant Principal
  • Terrill Middle School[16] with 811 students in grades 5-8
    • Dr. Kevin Holloway, Principal
    • Raffaele Gerace, Assistant Principal
High school
  • Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School[17] with 1,574 students in grades 9-12
    • Dr. David Heisey, Principal
    • Timothy Donahue, Assistant Principal
    • Brooke Esposito, Assistant Principal
    • Ryan Miller, Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[18][19]

  • Dr. Joan Mast, Superintendent of Schools[20]
  • Deborah S. Saridaki, Business Administrator and Board Secretary[21]

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, with nine members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the day-to-day operation of the district.[22][23] Seats on the board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent districts, with seven seats assigned to Scotch Plains and two to Fanwood.[24][25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020. "Purpose The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. Composition The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District is comprised of of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Scotch Plains Township and the Borough of Fanwood."
  4. ^ Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 27, 2020. "We are indebted to the communities of Scotch Plains and Fanwood for their support, involvement, and constant commitment to educational excellence."
  5. ^ About Us, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools. Accessed May 27, 2020. "Scotch Plains-Fanwood is a regional school district comprised of students in Grades Preschool-Grade12 from the Township of Scotch Plains and the Borough of Fanwood. The district has five elementary schools (Preschool-Grade 4), 2 middle schools (Grades 5-8), and one comprehensive high school (Grades 9-12)."
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  7. ^ School Data for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  8. ^ [1], Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Howard B. Brunner Elementary School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  11. ^ J. Ackerman Coles School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  12. ^ Evergreen School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  13. ^ William J. McGinn School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  14. ^ School One, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  15. ^ Park Middle School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  16. ^ Terrill Middle School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  17. ^ Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  18. ^ Administration Team, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  19. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  20. ^ Superintendet's Letter, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  21. ^ Business Office, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  22. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  23. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2019. Accessed May 1, 2020. "The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District is one of 678 school districts in the State of New Jersey and one of 28 public school districts in the County of Union. The School District provides education to students in grade levels Pre-K through twelve. Geographically, the District comprised of the Borough of Fanwood and the Township of Scotch Plains. An elected nine-member Board of Education (the 'Board') serves as the policy maker for the School District."
  24. ^ Board Members, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional School District. Accessed May 27, 2020.
  25. ^ Wilkes-Edrington, Lindsay. "School Board Candidates to State Their Cases Tonight", Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ Patch, April 6, 2019. Accessed May 27, 2020. "Scotch Plains-Fanwood has nine total Board of Education members, split geographically based on population – seven from Scotch Plains and two from Fanwood."

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