Tag: Board of Education


This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, the Board of Education cut $33,224 from its budget, as directed by the Borough and Township Councils, after the budget was defeated twice at the polls. Larger cuts came in the form of heating units for classrooms, transportation, teacher salaries, and field trip funds. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, nearly 150 people attended the public hearing on a proposed regional high school to serve Chester, Mendham Borough, Mount Arlington Borough, Mount Olive Township, and Washington Township. Held in Chester Township Hall, the meeting was a cooperative effort of the Board of Education and the Chester Community Civic Association. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, the Board of Education accepted with regrets the resignation of its president, Bob Kirsten. Kirsten said he must devote more time to his duties with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was promoted to Commander in April, and previously served with the Coast Guard for 15 years. Mrs. Janet Stebbins, formerly vice-president, was elected president, and Walter Serle was elected as vice-president of the board. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune