Saturday, August 04, 2007

Carter Sets Tone for 2007-08

“The 2007-2008 School Year needs to be the year of renewal for everybody involved in this educational enterprise.”

So says Interim Superintendent Peter Carter in his August letter to the community. The letter is the third Carter has posted since he was hired in June and it is posted on the school district’s web site. It’s good to see this communication with its common-sense outlook on running the district.

The first day of school will be September 6.

New teachers will have a four-day welcome that will include a bus tour of the city. To encourage parents to visit the schools, the first report card will be given out in person in November. Parents are also asked to be daily partners in their child’s education, along with teachers and principals. Click here to read the entire letter.

While Carter is already looking forward to the first results of the 2007-08 school year, Plainfield is still waiting for the NJQSAC report. The state Department of Education has not said exactly when it will be released.

Next Tuesday’s work and study meeting has not yet been posted on the web site. (UPDATE: The Aug. 7 meeting is closed. The work and study session is 8 p.m. Aug. 14 at Plainfield High School Conference Room. The business meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at Emerson Swing School, according to a legal notice). It would be very helpful both to parents and other interested citizens if these meeting dates and locations were posted in a timely way, so people can make arrangements to attend.

--Bernice Paglia


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