Maintaining a good school system ensures the integrity of our community. Even in these times of economic uncertainty, our school district continues to move in the right direction despite the challenge of doing more with less. It is my honor to serve alongside a team of dedicated public servants who put education first. We are fortunate to have highly qualified board members, administrators and teachers working toward a common goal of making Piscataway Township Schools even better. We have worked together in a way that maximizes resources for our children in their classrooms while optimizing fiscal responsibility for the taxpayers.
A recent, professional, district-wide survey among parents and non-parents indicated that overall, our community is satisfied with our schools and recognizes that good public schools increase our quality of life, our property values, and most of all, the opportunities that our children will enjoy in the future. Board members are elected by the public to set policies to make certain that the school district runs well and meets its goals of improving academic performance, providing high quality customer service and uniting our community behind every child. To that end, we have revised curriculum, improved test scores, increased the numbers of students in Advanced Placement and honors courses and made headway in closing the achievement gap among certain student groups. Middle school reorganization, to provide equity in resources and programming to all three, is complete.
Now, we find ourselves at the pivotal juncture of selecting a new superintendent. This will require a nation-wide search as many school districts across