Saddle Brook School Board Advances Innovative Curriculum Enhancements and Community Garden Proposal

The Saddle Brook School Board meeting centered around two key resolutions – the introduction of new curriculum courses for the next academic year and the approval of a proposal for a community garden project run by the middle school’s Service Learning Club.

The board discussed the introduction of five new course proposals for the next academic year, which Superintendent Toni Violetti said will enhance instructional programming. The new courses for high school students will include Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Fashion Marketing, Aviation year three, and a dual enrollment Entrepreneurship course through the University of Delaware. The board also aims to make course titles more attractive on student transcripts, such as changing ‘Residential Systems’ to ‘Construction and Interior Design Technologies’.

In addition, the board considered a proposal from the Service Learning Club for the creation of a community garden. The students intend to design, fundraise, and maintain the garden themselves, with the aim of donating harvested vegetables to the Saddle Brook food pantry or families in need. Superintendent Violetti read a letter from the students and their advisors, Mr. Ros and Missan, expressing their excitement for the project and their hope for board approval.

Other significant topics included the appointment of new staff members, changes in staff titles, and the discussion of ongoing facility projects such as window replacement in the schools. The board also acknowledged the receipt of an additional $83,000 from the School Development Authority which will be used for maintenance projects.

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Toni Violetti
School Board Officials:
Sylvia Zottarelli, Mariana Ianneillo, Michael Accomando, Regina Barrale, Vincent Laurentino, Kelly Mahoney, Richard Scherer, Victoria Torbic, Hayley Traverso

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