Edison Township Public Schools, New Jersey
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- Revenue sources and tax information is available in the budget documents.
- Budget is posted.
- Meeting minutes, agenda, and notices are posted.
- Contact information for elected officials is available.
- Contact information for administrative officials is provided on each of their respective department pages or can be searched for in the directory.
- Current bids are posted.
- Superintendent's contract is posted.
- Audit is posted.
- A Public Records Request Form is provided along with the contact information for the staff members who handles the requests.
- A link to school and district academic performance as measured by the state and also measured by No Child Left Behind are posted.
- Information about the teacher certification process and background check procedures is online.
- Terms of office, individual phone numbers, and other election information is not posted for school board members.
- Approved vendor contracts, teacher contracts (or pay scales) and rules regarding contracts are not available.
The Board of Education is composed of nine elected members. Further information on term length and responsibilities is not provided.
Over the past year four custodians were charged with using the district's prescription plan to obtain OxyContin for abuse or for sale. Between 2007 and 2009 employees were able to obtain unlimited amounts of pain medication costing taxpayers $300,000.
The district and the union are currently negotiating a new contract.
The Superintendent of the district is Richard O'Malley. O'Malley was the former superintendent for the Matawan-Aberdeen school system and will receive an annual salary of $210,000 a year. The contact runs through July 2015 and is eligible for a 2% raise every year along with a possible 2% performance bonus. The relatively high salary was the cause of the only no vote on the school board against his nomination. O'Malley, a Republican, has also served as a member of the Raritan Township Committee in Hunterdon County including a stint as mayor.
Edison has not had a permanent superintendent since 2007 when before they placed Superintendent Carol Toth on paid leave. Toth continued to receive her salary of $178,000 a year until June 2010 even while the acting superintendent, John DiMuzio, was earning $177,480. Ronald Bolandi served as acting superintendent until July 1, 2011.
Teachers are represented by the Edison Township Education Association.
Edison Township Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.
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Individual school reports cards are provided by the New Jersey Department of Education.
A link to district and individual school performance on No Child Left Behind is posted.
Edison will take part in a pilot program where students will receive a full-curriculum algebra program that they will complete exclusively on the iPad.
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- Edison Township Website
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- NJ "Four Edison High School custodians arrested on drug charges"
- Contract Update
- http://www.nj.com/news/local/index.ssf/2010/11/edison_hires_matawan-aberdeen.html NJ "Edison hires Matawan-Aberdeen superintendent to run schools"]
- Sentinel "New super gets busy in Edison"
- Edison Township Public Schools, "2013-14 User Friendly Budget Summary," accessed November 26, 2013
- iPad Curriculum