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News Transcript News Briefs, July 21

The Township Committee in Freehold Township has authorized a contract not to exceed $44,000 for the maintenance of and improvements to playground equipment in Freehold Township, in addition to various park amenities.

During a recent meeting, committee members authorized the one-year contract with Park Builders to maintain and make improvements to the township’s outdoor play equipment and park amenities.

In other business, committee members awarded a $3,001 contract to Weaser’s Ices Inc., Freehold Township, for ices and ice cream vending services. Weaser’s Ices was the only vendor to submit a bid for the contract, according to a resolution.

And, the committee authorized the purchase of distribution system supplies from Core and Main LP for the Freehold Township Utilities Department. The one-year contract is in an amount not to exceed $42,000.

Finally, the committee members authorized the purchase of distribution system supplies from Capital Supply Construction Products Inc. The supplies will be for the Freehold Township Utilities Department. The one-year contract is for an amount not to exceed $42,000.

 

In May, the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) conducted roundtable discussions with students from around the state to discuss their experiences with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Student voices will be critical as we move forward and work to provide the academic, social and emotional support necessary for students and staff to successfully address the challenges they faced throughout the pandemic,” Acting Education Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen McMillian said. “These student roundtables provided us with much-needed insight as we prepare for the full reopening of schools.”

A video summary of the virtual student roundtable discussions is now available on the DOE’s website, according to a press release.

A total of 12 sessions were convened as a platform for students to share their experiences and offer their insights regarding the remote learning experience. Each roundtable consisted of between five and nine students, with a total of 85 students participating.

School counselors were available after the virtual student roundtable discussions for a debriefing session to ensure students’ emotional and behavioral needs were met, according to the press release.

The DOE asked high school administrators throughout the state to recommend students for the roundtables with diverse backgrounds who could provide a wide array of insights.

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