Monday, November 26, 2012
Keith Lockwood’s duties as Anti-Bullying Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer will be taken over by Tammi Gil and Cheryl Balletto respectively.
The Fort Lee Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to accept the resignation effective Nov. 26, 2012, of Keith Lockwood from his positions as Assistant Superintendent, Anti-Bullying Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer. The walk-in resolution was accompanied by two others the BOE approved at its regular business meeting appointing current human resources officer Tammi Gil Anti-Bullying Coordinator and business administrator Cheryl Balletto Affirmative Action Officer—both with no stipend—to replace Lockwood in the roles. The decision comes just two weeks after Lockwood, who was new to the district this year, was appointed to the two additional positions to replace Sharon Amato after she was appointed interim superintendent on …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Superintendent Raymond Bandlow will leave Fort Lee on Oct. 31 to take over as superintendent in an upstate New York school district, leaving Fort Lee with a vacancy
The Fort Lee Board of Education finalized the financial details of Superintendent Raymond Bandlow’s resignation at last Monday’s Fort Lee Board of Education meeting, authorizing a $41,155 payment for Bandlow’s unused sick and vacation days. BOE president Arthur Levine also told concerned residents the board would not initially hire a permanent replacement for Bandlow, who will leave the district Oct. 31. “We are going to be able to announce something at the next public meeting,” Levine said last Monday. Now we want to know what you think about the district’s future. What do you think would be the best possible scenario for replacing Bandlow? Who would you like to see take over the role in the short-term and permanently?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Dr. Raymond Bandlow will leave Fort Lee on Oct. 31 to take over as superintendent in an upstate New York school district; BOE will decide "in the next several weeks" what comes next
Fort Lee Superintendent of Schools Raymond Bandlow has announced that he has accepted a position in the Beacon City School District in Beacon, N.Y., a Dutchess County community about 55 miles north of New York City and about 90 miles south of Albany. Bandlow said his resignation from the Fort Lee School District is effective Oct. 31, and that he will be starting his new job in Beacon on Nov. 1. “It’s the right thing to do at this time, so I’m real happy with it,” Bandlow said of the decision. He also said he will be leaving with “mixed feelings.” “My feelings are mixed because I’ve committed myself to our students, our schools and our community 24/7, and I’ve come to care very deeply for our students and for all the people who work hard on…
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Rany Negaida and his mother now have a story of hope and history to remember forever.
Rany Negaida, a 6’10” junior basketball player at Fort Lee High School, usually stands out for his size. But lately, the student athlete is standing out for a completely different reason. Rany is Egyptian. Over the past few weeks, Negaida and many world citizens have watched intently as Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, was historically removed from office by the people. As violent protests continued for weeks, Rany could only be a helpless spectator in New Jersey, thousands of miles from where he grew up. “You always read about and listen about revolutions happening in the past,” Negaida said. “You can only imagine how amazing and how life-changing it would be. But, I would really like to be there and see with my own eyes how things are…