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.
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.
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.