Pitman Borough Introduces New Superintendent Amid Strategic Discussions

At a recent Pitman Borough Council meeting, the introduction of a new superintendent and discussions on strategic educational initiatives took center stage. The new superintendent articulated a vision focused on enhancing the educational experience in Pitman, while the council engaged in in-depth discussions about the bond referendum for December 2024 and the implementation of a digital ticketing system. The meeting also addressed the regionalization Institute at Rowan University, the superintendent search process, and the approval of a world cultures kindergarten curriculum.

The superintendent expressed gratitude for the support during the transition and highlighted the positive interactions with individuals exiting the school district.

A key point of debate during the meeting revolved around the implementation of a digital ticketing system for athletic events, which raised concerns about equitable access and the potential exclusion of cash transactions at games. The system’s possible integration with the lunch app to provide digital passes for students on free and reduced lunch was considered. The dialogue expanded into the consideration of mandated pre-sale tickets for specific games, prompting further considerations about ticket availability and student access.

In the same vein, the committee touched upon various agenda items, including bills, lease agreements, and the implications of digital ticketing services. The meeting also saw the approval of the minutes for the Pitman Board of Education meetings, which updates on educational events and opportunities for board members to engage in professional development.


Another development was the approval of the world cultures kindergarten curriculum and the reinstatement of the elementary safety patrol program for fifth graders.

The superintendent search process was another focal point, with the CSA search committee detailing their rigorous selection process. The process involved extensive interviews and tours, conducted jointly with the entire board and the PAA, ultimately narrowing down to three potential candidates. The careful approach taken by the committee exemplifies the dedication to finding a leader who aligns with Pitman’s educational values and vision.

The council then delved into communication and policy matters, highlighting that no action items were brought forward for the month. However, a review of all district policies was planned, with a specific focus on a policy related to student Chromebook repair costs slated for discussion in the upcoming month.


During the public comment session, concerns were raised by a teacher from the Junior Senior High building regarding the schedule for the upcoming school year. The teacher emphasized the importance of allocating appropriate time for English and math classes at the junior high level and urged the board to consider schedules from other districts as benchmarks. The superintendent acknowledged the concerns and pointed to ongoing discussions among the administrative team, taking into account budgetary constraints and logistical challenges such as shared teachers and spaces between middle and high school.

The council also discussed the progress of playground construction, upcoming budget talks, and the involvement of the regionalization Institute at Rowan University. The student representative contributed to the meeting by highlighting student achievements and informing the council of upcoming events like the NHS blood drive.

As the meeting progressed, the council transitioned into old and new business, eventually leading to a motion to enter an executive session for further discussions. Upon reconvening, it was announced that business would continue in a committee structure over the following two weeks, with the next meeting date set accordingly.


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.

Michael L. Razze, Jr.
City Council Officials:
Adam Mazzola, Paul Blass, Matthew Weng, Amy Rudley, John Fitzpatrick, Vanessa James, Judith O’Donnell (Administrator)

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