Monday, December 17, 2012
Jorden Schiff issues statement on district's response to Connecticut shootings.
Hillsborough Superintendent of Schools Jorden Schiff said school Crisis Management Teams worked "tirelessly over the weekend" to make sure schools were prepared for a smooth transition for students returning to class Monday morning in a statement he gave at Monday's Board of Education meeting. His statement followed a moment of silence for the 26 victims at the behest of board President Thomas Kinst. Keep up with Hillsborough Patch: click here to like our Facebook page and never miss out.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
About 450 students will be part of second phase of district's pilot technology program.
A program that may eventually give every student in grades 5-12 a tablet computer will be gaining steam in the 2012-13 school year. About 10 percent of Hillsborough students in those grades will be given either iPads or Chromebooks in the new school year as a pilot program enters its second phase, Superintendent of Schools Jorden Schiff said at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. This year, in the program’s first phase, students in algebra classes at the high school and seventh grade were given the tablets. Next year, the program will be expanded at the high and middle schools and started in fifth grade at Auten Road Intermediate School. The goal is to equip every student in grades 5-12 with a tablet over four years, Schiff said. One of …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Proposed Information Technology Charter School would draw 280 students from Hillsborough, Bridgewater-Raritan, Franklin and Piscataway.
The Hillsborough School District has until June 1 to respond to an application to start a charter school that wants to draw students from the township. Superintendent of Schools Jorden Schiff said at Monday’s school board meeting that he is working with officials in the other affected school districts—Bridgewater-Raritan, Franklin and Piscataway—to draft a response to the state Department of Education on the application made by the Information Technology Charter School. The school, which is tentatively planned to be located in Franklin, would enroll 280 students in grades 6-12, according to the Department of Education. No other details about the school are available. Schiff said he would circulate the draft among board members for input …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Scholarships, robotics and teacher milestones among those noted by superintendent.
Hillsborough Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff had a long list of individuals in the district who were recently recognized for outstanding accomplishment, and he shared them at the board of education's meeting on Monday night. Students, teaachers and teams were all on the list.