Tag: Chester Board of Education
In 1938, at the Chester Board of Education meeting, the Nurses Association reported treating 13 cases of mumps. The Board also discussed using a Workers Progress Administration (WPA) project to drain and grade the grounds in the rear of the Chester Grammar School. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
The Observer-Tribune reported that the Chester Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt Principal Donald Mill’s recommendation to start an ungraded primary school, in 1960. The complex program, based on six levels to be accomplished in a two-year period, abolished report cards. Instead, teachers would provide parents with a narrative report of a student’s progress.
In 1960, the Chester Board of Education resolved to oppose a state statute change that would send twice-defeated school budgets directly to the Commissioner of Education for approval, rather than to the local municipal government. According to the Observer-Tribune, the Board objected to removing of local school issues to the state level.
In 1937, the Chester Board of Education announced a new report card grading system. The pass/fail system did not include grades on attitude and conduct. Parents who wished accurate percentage grades for their children could contact the teachers directly. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune
In 1961, Chester Theatre Group President Edward Jenkins gave the Board of Education a $350 check in appreciation for the use of Chester School facilities and cooperation of the staff. The Board earmarked the gift for “a tape recorder, a very good microphone, and an adequate supply of tapes.” Source: Observer-Tribune.