[Live Stream] Collingswood Board of Education Meeting 5/20/2019

This special meeting was held at the Middle School Auditorium because awards were presented to students, staff, and faculty for achievements and recognition of accomplishments for the 2018-2019 school year. Updates to policies included: Co-Curricular Activities -Revised,  Administering an Opioid Antidote – Revised,  Gifts, Grants and Donations – Revised.

The complete Agenda may be found here: http://go.boarddocs.com/nj/colps/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BBURCW629292


Policies read included:

Co-Curricular Activities -Revised 

Administering an Opioid Antidote – Revised

Gifts, Grants and Donations – Revised

The District’s Equity Plan 

Highlights of changes made to the Co-Curricular Activities Policy:

A nonpublic school student may participate if:
o The nonpublic school of attendance does not offer an equivalent athletic
o The nonpublic school student demonstrates that he or she meets the same
academic criteria as a public school student, as evidenced by report cards
from the nonpublic school;
 A home schooled student may participate if:
o The parent of the home schooled student has provided written notification of
homeschooled status to the Collingswood Board of Education;
o He or she meets the same academic criteria as a public school student, as
evidenced by reports from a structured homeschooled program or whose
parent signs a statement of assurance that the student meets these
requirements in his or her homeschool program;
o He or she would have been eligible for participation upon the date of
withdrawal from the last public school of attendance, if applicable.

Other Highlights From the Agenda:

  • There will be no increase in prices for school lunches
  • The board will reject the bid received on May 14, 2019 for the High School Running Track resurfacing. The Bid rejection is listed here.
  • The curriculum committee is working to settle on benchmark assessments that will be presented to teachers and the public for a standardized report card/ assessment

Public Comment Highlights:

There were no public comments made at this meeting


The next meeting of the Collingswood Board of Education
Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:30 (Zane North Elementary School)

Jen R

Jen R

Jen Rossi, Vice President Jen Rossi moved to Collingswood with her spouse in 2012. She is a graduate of Georgian Court University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and Fine Art. She has a certificate of eligibility with advanced standing in Elementary Education (K-5) and as a Teacher of Fine Art (K-12). After a part-time floating position and substitute teaching, Jen returned to the corporate world. Professionally Jen is a Digital Marketing Manager for a privately owned insurance brokerage, providing important information on how to reduce the risks in today's business world: ranging from slip and fall injuries to computer network hacks. Getting the information in the hands of people who need it with the help of guidebooks, webinars, instructional videos, blog posts, social media alerts, and online courses. With this background in education and knowledge of the process for communicating important information to anyone willing to hear it, Jen focuses her energy on making a big impact with small things- making life a little more convenient, helping people get informed, keeping things practical and timely, and encouraging achievable goals for success. In her free time, Jen loves upcycling, improving, and otherwise repurposing materials to the delight of family, neighbors, and Etsy customers. She looks forward to running down questions and getting helpful information into social feeds and inboxes of members of the Collingswood community.