Freehold Regional School Board Recognizes Student Artistry and Discusses Safety Measures

In the latest Freehold Regional School Board meeting, student artists were honored for their window painting skills and Superintendent Nicole P. Hazel addressed matters such as the district’s safety status and the Middle States accreditation process. The board also revealed the appointment of a new assistant principal at Manalapan High School, Adam Brash.

The meeting’s central topic was the recognition of local student artists for their window painting talents. The Spooktacular committee, represented by Tony Field and Morine Stump, thanked the board for their support, emphasizing the importance of arts in education. Superintendent Peter Bruno shared in this enthusiasm, praising the students for their passionate engagement in their work. The committee also acknowledged the contributions of several individuals and entities who assisted in the event’s planning and execution, including Michael Federici, Tracy Vaz, and the Freehold Intermediate School students.

One of the most noteworthy contributors was Preston Peki, a student who stood out for his exceptional contribution to the event. The evening concluded with a triumphant celebration of the students’ artistic talents, with awards being handed out to the top performers. The plaques, beautifully crafted by the Freehold Township High School administration and students, underscored the community’s commitment to fostering the arts.

Superintendent Nicole P. Hazel’s report also took center stage, with a particular focus on student safety and the upcoming schedule. Hazel discussed her recent visits to all schools in the district, emphasizing the importance of personal responsibility for students. She presented the district calendar for the next school year, which notably includes the inclusion of three built-in snow days.

One aspects of Hazel’s report was the Student Safety Data Sheets. This report outlined incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance abuse within the district, emphasizing the board’s commitment to maintaining a secure learning environment for its students. Hazel also spoke about the Middle States accreditation process, which involves the executive student cabinet, and introduced two students who shared their experiences and insights on the process.

The board’s commitment to professional growth was also evident in the appointment of a new assistant principal at Manalapan High School, Adam Brash. This announcement, along with the recognition of Veterans Day as a holiday on the district calendar, concluded the meeting’s main proceedings.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.

Nicole P. Hazel
School Board Officials:
Peter Bruno, Michael Messinger, Jamie Bruno, Diana Cappiello, Debra Fanelli, Elizabeth Higley, Kathie Lavin, Amanda McCobb, Marc Parisi

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