The Cherry Hill Public Schools seeks parents to become part of the new Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG), which will provide opportunities for parents and community members to offer input to the District on critical issues relating to students with disabilities. SEPAG will be composed of one parent/guardian from each of the 19 schools in the District, as well as a parent/guardian representing out-of-district students. As directed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the SEPAG is not an advocacy group or a PTA/PTO. The NJDOE's guide to developing and conducting a SEPAG may be found on their web site. A flyer with details about the CHPS SEPAG is available online. Additionally, a letter regarding the group formation process as well the interest form to be considered for the group are available online. The deadline for submission is October 12, 2018.
Dr. Meloche sent via email on July 25, 2018 a letter to all Kilmer parents and staff regarding the appointment of Mrs. Betsi McLeester as interim principal.
Registration is now open for the SAT/PSAT 4-Day Workshop and the College Essay 4-Day Workshop, with a choice of two sessions, this summer. Details and registration form are available online.
Cherry Hill Board of Education member and parent Mrs. Jane Scarpellino, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Justin Smith, and CHPS parent and community member Mrs. Miriam Stern testified at the NJ State Assembly Budget Hearing in Trenton on March 27, 2019 to advocate for increased state funding for our district. Mrs. Scarpellino also testified at the NJ State Senate Budget Hearing on March 28, 2019. Available here are Mrs. Scarpellino's statement, Ms. Stern's statement, and Dr. Smith's statement.
After the New Jersey Department of Education announced on Thursday, March 7, 2019, that the Cherry Hill Public Schools (CHPS) will receive $18,424,908 in aid for the 2019-2020 school year, members of the Fair Funding for Cherry Hill Schools Committee, CHPS Administration, the Cherry Hill Board of Education, and Cherry Hill Township met with Assemblypersons Lou Greenwald and Pamela Lampitt on Friday, March 8 to express concerns about the funding. An overview of this meeting, including next steps, is available online.
Cherry Hill Board of Education President Mr. Eric Goodwin and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Meloche have released a statement regarding the years of inadequate funding for our schools. Community members are invited to the Fair Funding Committee Meetings on the fourth Thursday of the month. Next meeting: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7 pm, Malberg Administration Building.
LaCoyya H. Weathington