The mission of the Roosevelt Public School district is to educate and inspire all students to excel academically,* to become independent and creative thinkers, skillful communicators and lifelong learners. Roosevelt Public School nurtures and challenges the unique potential of each student, so that our children will develop individual, social and civic responsibility as well as respect for themselves, each other, and the environment.
*“to achieve or exceed the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.”
10 Year Milestone
Assenka Oksiloff has served for10 continuous years as a Board member. She was recognized at the April 6 Monmouth County School Boards Association Spring Meeting.
The full BOE was also recognized with a plaque for Recertification – completing 10 additional professional development hours. The original Certification required 18 professional development hours. Thanks to all the current and former BOE members for their dedication in additional training.
Invitation to 80th RPS Graduation Ceremony
The 80th RPS Graduation will be held on Saturday June 10th at 4 pm. Please join us. A special descendant of FDR will be in attendance. If you are an RPS graduate please email us your RPS favorite memory and photos to: RPSBOE@gmail.com or drop them at RPS. (Special note – pending changes per snow days – the last day of school is currently set for June 19th)
National School Board Association (NSBA) Campaign “Stand Up 4 Public Schools”
The new NSBA President, Kevin Ciak, is the former NJSBA President. Part of NSBA outreach is publizing the website https://www.standup4publicschools.org which provides a video overview of public education.
From the website: “There is no ordinary day in our public schools. Great things are happening but often go unnoticed. Extraordinary teaching and learning and acts of heroism taking place during every hour, every day, every year.”
The Stand Up campaign provides the public with a more accurate and thorough perspective of public education by capturing the ordinary, yet extraordinary activities and the dauntless and bold actions of educators – teachers, administrators, superintendents, and school board members – that help prepare students for the future. The campaign highlights the creativity that is prevalent in our public schools, which produces unique and amazing activities and outcomes every day. It reveals the true teaching and learning in public schools and it provides a means for people to demonstrate support for their schools.”
If you feel compelled to “stand up” for RPS – please consider calling the Acting Commissioner of Education, Kimberly Harrington at 609-292-4450. Under discussion in NJ is an alternative to school funding of a flat $6000 per student. This would drastically reduce our Interdistrict Choice state funding. Please ask her to 1) fund the number of Choice Students we are allowed per our application amount of 42 students (currently funded for 30 students); and 2) do not decrease our Choice per-student funding.