March 21, 2023: Assuming no additional emergency days will be used for the 2022-2023 School Year, Jefferson Township Public Schools will be closed on the following dates: April 17, May 22, and June 12. If emergency days are used between now and the end of the school year, an updated calendar will be communicated.
The musical will run the weekend of March 24th through 26th. The performances will be at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 pm on Sunday. People can order their tickets in advance through the website: https://jefftwphs.booktix.com/view/3/529b6bed980d2bca/
March 6, 2023: Full day public pre-K will be available to even more families in Jefferson Township through additional NJDOE Preschool Expansion Aid (PEA) funding. The Jefferson Township Board of Education received notice of PEA funding in excess of $2.7 million which will support nine additional high-quality preschool classrooms.
February 23, 2023: School Year Calendars for both 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 have been Board Approved!
February 23, 2023: Learn how the district plans to reach its goal of being a leader in academic excellence while developing healthy, well rounded, resourceful students who are positive, contributing members of the local and global community.
February 3, 2023: Ms. Widgren and members of the PBSIS committee challenge local businesses to see who can raise the most pennies from February through May!
January 23, 2023: Jefferson Township Public Schools is proud to accept @CollegeBoard's Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles. Giving female students access to computer science courses is necessary to ensuring gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs. Congratulations to Aleyna Storms for her role in earning this honor!
January 23, 2023: Kindergarten Registration for 2023-2024 will take place February 27-March 3. Make an appointment today to register your child at either Ellen T. Briggs (Lake Hopatcong families) or Cozy Lake (Oak Ridge families). Please pre-register your child before making your appointment.
January 11, 2023: On January 3rd, Matthew Millar was recognized for his 12 years of outstanding service to the children and community as a member of the Jefferson Township Board of Education. Thank you, Mr. Millar, for your time and dedication!
November 22, 2022: In response to the nation-wide teacher shortage crisis, Jefferson Township Public Schools is announcing an increase in pay for substitute teachers. Substitutes can now make up to $175/day to work in Jefferson. The JTBOE approved a tiered pay schedule for substitutes based on accrued full days worked in a single school year. The new pay rate, effective 11/22/2022, is as follows:
November 17, 2022: The Jefferson Township Board of Education (JTBOE) is thrilled to announce that our district has been selected as a recipient for funding through the NJDOE Preschool Education Aid (PEA). These funds have been allocated to integrate six high-quality, full-day preschool classrooms right here in Jefferson Township, at no extra cost to taxpayers.
October 18, 2022: Over the summer, the Jefferson Township Board of Education (JTBOE) applied for Preschool Expansion Aid (PEA) through the State of New Jersey. In September we learned that Jefferson Township was not selected in the first round of districts to receive funding.
October 3, 2022: The district will be a leader in academic excellence while developing healthy, well-rounded, resourceful students who are positive, contributing members of local and global communities.
Sept 9, 2022: The Jefferson Township Board of Education (JTBOE) was advised that our district was not selected as an award recipient for the State of New Jersey Expanded Preschool aid. This is disappointing news for our district and our community. If eligible, the JTBOE intends to reapply for the grant again for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you to our staff who have been working tirelessly in anticipation of starting this new program and we hope to be considered for funding in the future.
August 8, 2022: The Jefferson Township Board of Education (JTBOE) was recently notified of its eligibility to apply for grant funding that would enable the expansion of preschool services for children who are three or four years old before October 1, 2022, and reside in Jefferson Township. If the district’s application is accepted, this funding will allow our district to increase the number of students in a full-day preschool program at no cost to parents.