1 Galloway Township Public Schools Where Children and Learning Come First 2 Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey Galloway Township covers approximately 90.36 square miles of Southern New Jersey and is estimated to have 29099 residents as of the year 2000. 3 The Galloway Township Public School District...
consists of 9 schools
serves children from pre-school through 8th grade
educates a total of 4165 students
busses approximately 85 of its students
sends its graduating 8th graders to the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District for secondary education
4 Galloway Township Board of Education 2002-03 Mr. George Schwenger Vice President Retired from Bell Atlantic Mr. Robert Criss Retired Teacher PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE Mr. Richard Garbutt Union Carpenter 5 The Galloway Township Board of Education is a nine member group of volunteers working for the best educational experience for our young people. They meet on the third and fourth Monday of every month at 700pm in the Galloway Township Middle School cafetorium. Throughout the year the Board conducts special meetings to set goals for the district that are in the best interest of children. 6 Belief Statements
We believe in high expectations for all students based on an individual students potential
We believe our children will be provided with equal opportunity to learn in a safe environment where they feel they belong
We believe the educational community and our schools will be dynamic forward thinking and open-minded to explore new opportunities focused on keeping our schools on the cutting edge of education
We believe that the future success of our schools and the education of our children is a shared responsibility among the school the home and the entire community
We believe our diversity must be embraced for the benefit of enriching our students experiences and the overall educational program
We believe in the continuous improvement of our schools through high quality professional development opportunities for school staff
8 Galloway Township Public Schools
Galloway Township Public Schools a diverse and progressive district unifies educators families and community to provide a safe challenging learning environment for all children to develop and succeed.
9 2002-2003 School YearDistrict Goals
Strengthen community involvement in support of and knowledge about the Galloway Township Schools
Continue to identify and obtain land for future growth in Galloway Township
Complete deregionalization study
To expand the learning process through the use of technology
10 Arthur Rann Elementary School re-opened in September 2000 Principal John Gibson Assistant Principal Bonnie Graves Grades 1 - 6 610 students 11 Cologne Elementary School built 1930 Principal Sharon Kurtz Grades 1 - 4 158 students 12 Galloway Township Middle School built 1999 Principal Robin Moore Assistant Principals Karen DAvino and Fred Hair Grades 7 8 983 students 13 Oceanville Kindergarten Center re-opened in September 2000 Principal Nancy Kreischer 162 Kindergarten students 14 Pomona Kindergarten Center built 1935 Principal Nancy Kreischer 191 Kindergarten students 15 Reeds Road Elementary School built1988 Principal William B. Zipparo Ed.D. Assistant Principal Melissa Wilson Grades 1 - 6 582 students 16 Roland Rogers School Elementary School built 1991 Principal Michele Lerman Assistant Principal Linda Thomas Grades 1 - 6 566 students 17 Smithville Elementary School built 1991 Principal Kathie Hathaway Ed.D. Assistant Principal Arthur Tubbs Grades 1 - 6 pre-school 649 students 18 South Egg Harbor Elementary School built 1953 Principal Sharon Kurtz Grades 1 - 4 74 students 19 DID YOU KNOW...
The Galloway Township Public School District is the largest K-8 school district in Atlantic Cape May Cumberland and Salem Counties.
Galloway Township is one of the fifteen largest K-8 districts in the entire state.
Galloway Township is also one of the fastest growing school systems in the state with the potential to reach 5000 students within 5 years.
20 Residential growth in Galloway Township is expected to continue to be much greater than experienced at the county level. By 2015 Galloway Township is projected to be the most populous municipality in Atlantic County. 21 Actual and Estimated Populations for Galloway Township from 1970 - 2025 Source Statistical Forecasting Inc. March 2001 22 STUDENT ENROLLMENT WATCH US GROW!
Source Statistical Forecasting Inc. March 2001 23 TAX LEVY CORRESPONDING ENROLLMENT Total tax increase over a seven year period in Galloway is 6.2 cents OR 5.5 Enrollment over that same period increased by 27 24 Our school districts major EDUCATIONAL PRIORITY is to Continually Improve Student Achievement Performance through
Ongoing review of curriculum materials and programs
Continually identifying best practices / research based instructional strategies
Offering early intervention programs particularly in reading
Providing district school and teacher based staff development
Increasing technology integration as a teaching learning tool
Maintaining a reasonable class size throughout the district
25 Elementary School Proficiency Assessment (ESPA) 20 00 2002 Language Arts Literacy Mathematics 26 Galloway Township Public Schools Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment (GEPA) Language Arts Literacy Mathematics Science 27 Meeting the Standard of Excellence
NJSSI Partnership with Rowan in Mathematics and Science
Balanced Literacy/Reading and Writing Workshop approaches
Enrichment Intervention Programs
Increased articulation within and among district schools with Absegami GEHRSD/constituents with Stockton other county schools
28 Yiddish Urdu Spanish Hindi Cantonese Greek French English isnt the only language that our students speak... Korean Vietnamese Arabic Turkish Italian Japanese Gujarati Creole Albanian 29 Staff Development
Staff development days aligned with district goals and individual teacher professional improvement plans
Novice Teacher Training Program
Teacher Evaluation Review Planning Committee
30 Special Education
Educate 515 students through various full and part time programs and related services
Programs now include Auditorily Impaired class and Extended School Year Program
Work under NJ Administrative Code for special education
Completed an extensive monitoring process through the state department during 2001-02 school year
Received approval from the county office for our corrective action plan.
31 Technology Integration
Expansion and upgrading of computers across the district
Total 1400 units in operation 1250 have Internet access 18 file servers in operation
Grades 4-8 classrooms have an average of 5-6 computers plus a teacher workstation
Grade 3 averages 2 units plus a teacher workstation
Grades K-2 have a teacher workstation
Distance learning in use at GTMS Roland and Reeds have capabilities and beginning use services are being expanded to all district schools
Sixth grade Technology Initiative District-wide
eBoards pilot project to enhance home-school communication
32 Galloway General Fund Budget 37306034 33 Understanding the Budget Process
Curriculum and Instruction
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Galloway Township School District spends well within the state recommended range for per pupil expenditures for K-8 school district
36 UNDERSTANDING YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BUDGET 2002 - 2003 School Year What is a CAP
State sets a CAP or limit on how much a school district can increase its budget from one school year to the next
Spending to CAP is permitted under the CEIFA funding law
The CAP can be expanded due to the following circumstances
unusual enrollment growth
increased transportation costs
capital outlay projects
extraordinary special education costs
The CAP serves as a means to protect local taxpayers
Based on CAP our districts budget was permitted to grow to 37166034 which includes special purpose Federal Funds 37
The New Jersey Saver program helps offset the school taxes homeowners pay on the first 45000 of assessed value on their homes - providing in effect an average discount of one-third.
Average homeowners receive 600 every year
38 We are proud of our many programs events best practices and successes around the district 39 Project M.O.T.I.O.N. (Moving Our Technology Into Our Neighborhoods) provides basic computer training for a nominal fee for Galloway residents and is free of charge to residents 55 and older. Lessons include File Management Microsoft Word Excel and E-mail and Internet search techniques. 40 Galloway Township Middle School principal Annette Giaquinto is honored by the State Department of Education with the 2001 New Jersey Principal of the Year Award for Visionary Leadership. 41 Reeds Road Elementary School was named a New Jersey Star School of Excellence by the State Department of Education 42 The Pre-school Inclusion Program housed at the Smithville Elementary School combines disabled children with non-disabled children to provide a comfortable classroom environment. 43 We honored South Egg Harbor teacher Missy Moore at the October 21 2002 Board of Education meeting for her selection as Atlantic County Teacher of the Year 2002 44 At Arthur Rann new playground equipment was installed thanks to the hard work of the PTA and a donation from Tropicana. On the right Glen Eric a former Arthur Rann student came back to the school to play some favorite tunes with his band. 45 Cologne remembered the events of September 11 with a moment of silence for our fallen heroes and the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of the National Anthem with the entire school. During the month of December the staff and students will be collecting money for Coins from the Hearta donation for needy families in the school during the holidays. 46 Our middle school students collected over 400 cans boxes and bags of food and over 50 turkeys to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey during the month of November. Here Officer Huenke is surrounded by students from Mr. Evans class. Officer Huenke is part of the School Resource Officer Program at GTMS. 47 Students from Oceanville Kindergarten Center spent a day in October visiting singing and playing games with residents of Senior Care in Galloway Township. 48 Students from Pomona Kindergarten Center participated in the Harvest Festival that the teachers prepared. Staff members were dressed as Native Americans and Pilgrims and treated students to stories and songs and taught students how to make cornbread and butter to go along with it. 49 Students and staff from Reeds Road Elementary School collected games small toys candy food and other comfort items for the troops stationed overseas. Representatives from the Red Cross picked up the donation and shipped it to the soldiers along with letters and poems that the students had written. 50 Roland Rogers students were visited by a Coast Guard helicopter in October. Pilots and rescuers answered questions about their jobs and showed students the equipment they use to make rescues. Here Dave Evans dons his Deputy Mayor hat to speak to Rolands fourth grade unit about local government. This was a culmination of the units study of local state and federal government in the U.S. 51 After studying the Old West era of American History third grade students from Smithville Elementary School participated in Westward Ho! where they could apply what they learned. They made toys panned for gold played games and heard stories about heroes of the time. 52 Students from South Egg Harbor signed their names to postcards stating that they were Younger But Wiser and vowed to stay drug and alcohol-free. These cards were then sent to middle school students during Red Ribbon Week (Red Ribbon Week is part of a nation-wide program to Keep Kids Off Drugs) 53 Galloway Township...
A Moving School District
Where Children Learning Come First
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