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    Leonia Board of Education

Welcome to the Leonia
Superintendent’s
Newsletter

A look at school activities, updates and events in and around the Leonia Public Schools. 
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Mayor and Council recognizes Superintendent Megargee
at Council meeting for Bergen County Superintendent of the Year award.

  

Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. 
 
I hope that summer gave you and your family time to relax, reconnect, and spend quality family time. 
Here in the district, the administrative team, the supporting staff, the custodians, and the maintenance personnel have worked to prepare the schools for your child’s return.  Thanks to the municipality and a grant, you will find some new sidewalks around ACS.  Classrooms in ACS, LMS and LHS have been spruced up with some newly painted rooms, and rooms with replaced, attractive, and durable flooring.  At LHS, construction on the new addition began in late June and we will be watching the steel frame the building in the next few weeks.  The goal is for enclosure for interior work before the cold weather sets in.  When the project is completed by June 2018, there will be 8 new classrooms, small-group instructional spaces, and a state-of-the-art Culinary Lab.  Next summer, interior work will be completed on a larger cafeteria, new student services rooms and barrier-free access to the Little Theater. 
 
We continue our goal of Chromebook carts in every classroom with the addition of 15 new Chromebook carts district-wide.  In addition, your child will find more technology (SmartBoards, Hovercams, laptops) than ever in classrooms.
 
The 2017-2018 school year in Leonia begins with excitement, preparation, eagerness and anticipation.  It is an opportunity for transformation and growth for students and staff alike.
 
As we begin this new year, let us pause for a moment to think about our family and friends, colleagues and students struggling in the Houston and Galveston, Texas areas as well as those in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Our thoughts are with them as they open their new school year.
 
Please visit our schools and participate in school events.   Be sure to check the district calendar for these events or visit the three Home & School websites for the latest.
 
Best wishes for a successful school year,
 
Sincerely,
 
Joanne Megargee
Superintendent
Leonia Public Schools

School Board Elections

Three seats are available for election to the Leonia Board of Education for January 2018.  Voting takes place at the general election in November.

Interested parties should complete a petition and submit it to the County Clerk’s Office at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack, NJ.  Petitions can be obtained from the Bergen County Clerk’s website: http://www.bergencountyclerk.org/.  Scroll down to Elections and Voting.  Scroll down to Petitions for School Board Elections.  Petitions must be submitted by July 31, 2017 for the November elections.

Wondering what a School Board member does?

School Board members partner with the school administration and staff to help meet the needs of students while representing the concerns of the community.  School Board members help set policy, goals, and strategic planning.  School Board members attend monthly meetings, and guide financial and educational thinking.  School Board members approve all major decisions concerning the school district.