September 20th 2018 Update
I am happy to announce that the district has received verbal clearance from Coastal Environmental Compliance, LLC for a majority of our closed rooms. The Oxycocus Elementary School, McKinley Avenue Elementary School, and the Intermediate School have all received final clearance. The Ocean Acres Elementary School has one closet and the Ronald L. Meinders Primary Learning Center has three classrooms that must undergo further cleaning. This work will be completed today, September 20th, and clearance testing will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018. As I have previously stated, the final clearance reports will be posted on the district’s website when they are all received. There will be notification sent out when the reports are available on our website for viewing.
I would like to thank our panel that represented our district last night and conducted a very productive and informative session to answer parents’ questions or concerns. Representatives from the Ocean County Health Department, the School Physician, the mold remediators, the District Engineer, the Business Administrator, and the Director of Facilities were present and able to field multiple questions to put concerns at ease.
The District Engineer, the Director of Facilities, and myself have worked diligently over the past several weekends and have explored each and every square foot of the district including rooftops and attics to ensure our students’ and staff’s safety and well-being.
Based on this assessment and guidance from our professionals, our district will be developing a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan to help avoid this problem in the future.
We will also continue with evaluations from our hygienist on a periodic basis.
Thank you for your understanding, patience and support during the last five weeks.
George J. Chidiac
Superintendent of Schools
Welcome Back! I am thrilled to kick off another school year at the Stafford Township School District.
I look forward to seeing you at the open houses held at each of our schools on Tuesday, September 4th. As a reminder, the times are listed below:
Oxycocus & Primary Learning Center 9:15AM
Ocean Acres Elementary School 11:15AM
McKinley Avenue & Intermediate Schools 1:15PM
During this exciting time, I encourage you to work collaboratively and communicate regularly in an effort to inspire our students to do their very best. Together we can develop a true love of learning in every student. I am extremely proud of the direction our district is going in, as we are on the forefront with our technology, curriculum, and programs for our students. As always please check your child’s school website for important dates and upcoming events.
Best wishes to all of you and have a wonderful school year!
Parent Video Series
The Stafford Township School District is proud to announce a new and informative parent video series that will be available to parents by logging on to our district website.
The New Jersey School Boards Association has published an online Candidate Kit with information for citizens interested in running for a position on their local board of education in November. For more details, go to: http://www.njsba.org/candidacy