Message from the Superintendent:Welcome to Glassboro SchoolsDear Glassboro Resident:
Welcome to Glassboro Public Schools. We are proud to offer strong academic opportunities and an array of extracurricular activities for the 2018-2019 School Year. We encourage you to attend school events and student activities. Community participation enriches our students’ education.
I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our one-to-one technology to encompass laptops/devices for third through 12th grades. We have also invested in new texts for first-grade classroom libraries.
Our high school is becoming the fourth Rowan Professional Development School in our district, joining Rodgers, Bullock and Bowe. The Glassboro Public School District Fine and Performing Arts and STEM Academies, including the Biomedical Program, are in full swing.
Last spring, we proudly announced that through the Borough of Glassboro’s support, residents would not see any school tax increase for this budget year. That is still true. However, in mid-July, the New Jersey Department of Education notified us of deep cuts in state aid. The notification took place subsequent to the July 1 start of the budget year, after hiring had begun and taxes were set.
Our Board of Education is applying for emergency/grant aid in hopes that we can avoid cutting positions and programs. Our website, www.gpsd.us, will provide updates on the success of that application in the months to come.
We remain dedicated to our students, community and staff. We look forward to continuing to provide Glassboro students with a top-quality education.
Dr. Mark J. Silverstein
Superintendent of Schools