Edison Township Public Schools, New Jersey
|Edison Township Public Schools|
|Middlesex County, New Jersey|
|Superintendent:||Dr. Richard O'Malley|
|Number of schools:||17|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Gene I. Maeroff|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Edison Township Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtMiddlesex County, New Jersey. The county seat of Middlesex County is New Brunswick. Middlesex County is home to 823,041 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Middlesex County outperformed the rest of New Jersey in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.8% of Middlesex County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 35.4% for New Jersey as a whole. The median household income in Middlesex County was $79,442 compared to $71,637 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Middlesex County was 8.0% compared to 9.9% for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
The superintendent of Edison Township Public Schools is Dr. Richard O'Malley, whom the school board appointed to the position on February 7, 2011. During the 2011-2012 school year, O'Malley received a salary of $210,000. Before taking the position, he served as an educator for Toms River Regional Schools, assistant principal in the Upper Saddle River School District, principal of two schools in the Branchburg Township School District and superintendent in both the Mountainside School District and the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District.
Outside of education, O'Malley has served as a research assistant in the New Jersey General Assembly and as both the mayor and as a township committeeman in Raritan Township. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Psychology from Clemson University, his two Master's degrees in Education and Administration from Monmouth University and his Ed.D. from Seton Hall University. At the time of his appointment, Board President Gene I. Maeroff suggested that it was O'Malley's ability to pass a budget, experience with local government and "data-driven instruction" approach that made him the best candidate.
Edison Township Public Schools is overseen by a nine-member board, all of whom are elected to three-year terms.
|Edison Township Board of Education|
|Lori A. Bonderowitz||2016|
|Lora L. Fong||2015|
|Theresa E. Ward||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Edison Township Board of Education are elected to three-year terms. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and three seats will be up for election in 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Edison Township Board of Education maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“||The Board of Education recognizes the value of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest.
In order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board shall provide a period for public comment at every public meeting.
Public participation shall be permitted only as indicated on the order of business in Board Bylaw No. 0164.
Public participation shall be extended to residents of this district, persons having a legitimate interest in the actions of this Board, persons representing groups in the community or school district, representatives of firms eligible to bid on materials or services solicited by the Board, and employees and pupils of this district, except when the issue addressed by the participant is subject to remediation by an alternate method provided for in policies or contracts of the Board.
Public participation shall be governed by the following rules:
1. A participant must be recognized by the presiding officer and must preface comments by an announcement of his/her name, place of residence, and group affiliation, if appropriate;
2. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to six minutes’ duration.
3. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic until all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard;
4. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question Board members individually;
5. The presiding officer may:
a. Interrupt, warn, or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, abusive, obscene, or irrelevant;
b. Request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum;
c. Request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly person when that person's conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting;
d. Call for a recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action; and
e. Waive these rules when necessary for the protection of privacy or the efficient administration of the Board's business.
—Edison Township Public Schools website, (2014), 
The table below displays the budget for Edison Township Public Schools:
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Edison Township Public Schools employed 1,087 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year. Edison Township Public Schools does not publicly release the salary schedule of its teachers. In June 2012, the school district and the Edison Township Education Association agreed to a new three-year contract to increase teacher compensation by a total of 7.37% over that span.
Schools in Edison Township Public Schools
Edison Township Public Schools served 14,224 students during the 2011-2012 school year. Edison Township Public Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.
Edison Township Public Schools operates 17 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Edison Township Public Schools|
|Benjamin Franklin Elementary School|
|Edison High School|
|Herbert Hoover Middle School|
|James Madison Intermediate School|
|James Madison Primary School|
|James Monroe Elementary Schools|
|John Adams Middle School|
|John Marshall Elementary School|
|John P. Stevens High School|
|Lincoln Elementary School|
|Lindeneau Elementary School|
|Martin Luther King Elementary School|
|Menlo Park Elementary School|
|Thomas Jefferson Middle School|
|Washington Elementary School|
|Woodbrook Elementary School|
|Woodrow Wilson Middle School|
The New Jersey Department of Education administers annual standardized tests for math and English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency in every public school district. The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) tests student proficiency in grades three through eight. The New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) tests student proficiency in the 11th grade. Student scores are broken down into Partially Proficient, Proficient and Advanced Proficient categories based on annual test results. The following table lists NJ ASK and HSPA results for the 2012-2013 school year in Edison Township Public Schools:
|Student proficiency, 2012-2013|
|Grade level||Subject||Partially Proficient (%)||Proficient (%)||Advanced Proficient (%)|
|3||English Language Arts||14.6||72.3||13.1|
|4||English Language Arts||21.2||58.0||20.8|
|5||English Language Arts||18.5||59.5||22.0|
|6||English Language Arts||18.6||63.3||18.1|
|7||English Language Arts||19.4||48.4||32.2|
|8||English Language Arts||9.8||62.9||27.3|
|11||English Language Arts||3.9||56.2||39.9|
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- New Jersey Department of Education, "2013 Graduation Rates," accessed March 10, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed April 22, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Middlesex County, New Jersey," accessed February 18, 2014
- State of New Jersey - Department of State, "Statewide Voter Registration Summary," September 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Edison Township Public Schools, "Superintendent," accessed March 10, 2014
- Edison Township Public Schools, "Employment Contract Between the Edison Township Board of Education and Richard J. O'Malley, Ed.D.," accessed March 10, 2014
- Edison/Metuchen Sentinel, "Edison board selects new superintendent," November 10, 2010
- Edison Township Public Schools, "Meet the Board," accessed March 10, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Edison Township Public Schools, "0167 Public Participation in Board Meetings," accessed March 10, 2014
- Edison Township Public Schools, "2013-14 User Friendly Budget Summary," accessed November 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of Education, "2011-2012 Certificated Staff," accessed March 10, 2014
- Edison/Metuchen Sentinel, "Edison board, union laud new contracts," June 6, 2012
- Edison Township Public Schools, "Home," accessed March 10, 2014
- New Jersey Department of Education, "2013 Assessment Reports (November 2013)," accessed March 5, 2014