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  • High School AP Initiative earned students enjoy a trip to Six Flags and Season Passes (click to view)

    Lakewood Summer Recreation (click for info)

    football Centennial:100 Years of Lakewood-Toms River Thanksgiving Football. Follow on Facebook (Click to view)

    2019-2020 Mandatory Registration for incoming Grade 6 Middle School, incoming Grade 9 High School, Choice (k-12), Out of District (PK-12). (click for info)

    Image result for sports imagesSports Physicals Scheduled for all Middle School and High School Student-Athletes

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 4pm-8pm at the High School

    Friday, June 21, 2019, 4pm-8pm at the High School 

    Congratulations Kaelynn McGaster - 2019 Unsung Hero Award 

    Lakewood Memorial Day Parade Video (click to view) 

    Thank you Board President Bender, Vice President Jackson-Byers, Board Members Ada Gonzalez and Moshe Newhouse, General Counsel, Administration, students, and their families, all staff members and the public for joining us in honoring veterans and brave men and women currently in the service, both here and abroad!  You made Memorial Day, 2019 a special one!

    After School Clubs at the Lakewood Middle School -  (click to view)

    SUCCESS - Updated results for the AP Initiative. A special thanks to the Advanced Placement (AP) Teachers, High School Administration, Participating Students, Superintendent Laura A. Winters, and General Counsel Michael I. Inzelbuch, Esq.  for making this a success.   AP Teachers include Mr. Hadley, Mrs. Carrion, Ms. Mann, Ms. Gregory, Mr. DeSopo, Mrs. Botuck, and Mr. Rahn. (click for info)

    Nonpublic Consultation Meeting Presentation (click for info)

    June BOE Meeting Canceled for June 12, 2019.

    Superintendent Hearing & Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. (click for info)

    Youth Resource Fair Opportunity Rocks - June 1, 2019 (click for info) 

    Youth Resource Fair - Free Tickets, Live Music, Gift Baskets (click to view)

    District Job Openings 

    Home Instructors - click to view   Therapists  OT/PT/SPEECH - click to view

    AP Initiative Update (click to view)

    The YMCA Ocean County: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility (click for info - English)  (Spanish)

    Thank you to all of the High School teachers who are encouraging the Advanced Placement students to attend the after-school and weekend A/P tutoring! The students are doing a great job, not only attending the tutoring but completing the required work! A special thanks to the Advanced Placement (AP) teachers who are providing after-school and weekend tutoring:

    Mr. Hadley - Mrs. Carrion - Ms. Mann - Ms. Gregory - Mr. DeSopo - Mrs. Botuck - Mr. Rahn

    Please see the attached chart, which highlights the Advanced Placement Initiative data (click to view)

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    •  Malka Stein, Supervisor of Mathematics at (732) 364-2400 extension 7050
    •  Marcy Marshall, Principal of LHS at (732) 905-3500

    Girl Scouts Summer Program Information

    Congratulations to Moises Galvan & Diana Yepes the 2018-2019 Students of the Year

    Congratulations to Axel Caballero 2019 Recipient of the Ocean County Mayors' Association Scholarship

    High School Advanced Placement Initiative - AP Exam Incentives, Tutoring, and more (click for info)

    Congratulations -  Deysi Garcia, Grade 7, and her Art Teacher, Mrs. Ambrozaitis, on winning the monthly Ocean County Women's History Art Contest.


    Image result for teacher of the year images  Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year

    Clifton Avenue Grade School

    Tracy Brenman

    Ella G. Clarke School

    Salvatore Notaro

    Lakewood Early Childhood Center 

    Kim Mylod

    Oak Street School

    Katrina Tucker

    Piner Elementary School

    Christine Arlauckas

    Spruce Street School

    Danielle Milon

    Lakewood Middle School

    William Goble

    Lakewood High School

    Samuel Salguero

     Congratulations to our Educational Support Professionals of the Year

    Clifton Avenue Grade School

    Gary Woloshin

    Ella G. Clarke School

    Lisa Moody

    Lakewood Early Childhood Center 

    Angela Carlo

    Oak Street School

    Amy Marino

    Piner Elementary School

    Cynthia Paolicelli

    Spruce Street School

    Jessica Howland

    Lakewood Middle School

    Linda Guadagno

    Lakewood High School

    Sheri Renzi

    2019-20 PreSchool Registration is now open.  Please call Central Registration (732.364.2400 x7022 or x7052) between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to make an appointment.

    2019-20 Kindergarten Registration is scheduled for April 16-17, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the high school Cafeteria. Your child must be present. (click for info)

    Public School Students will ride private buses for the 2019-20 School Year - (click to view APP Article)

    Immigrant Trust Directive - Presented by NJ Attorney General and the Ocean County Prosecutor March 5, 2019, 7-8:00 p.m. HS Auditorium - Discussion on Bias Intimidation / Incidents (click for info) 

    High School Scholar gets $25,000 for college. Dreams of helping low-income children(click to view APP article)

    Celebrating Black History Month Presentation (Click to view)

    Reflections - A poem by Lakewood High School student, Ashton Addison (Click to view)


    Calculation of Savings
    It is extremely unfortunate that I must share this message with all of you today; however, due to recent developments, and a frightening attack at Town Hall this past week, the Board of Education now requires that all attendees must pass through a metal detector and/or hand held metal detector wand in order to attend any future Board of Education meetings.  
    Metal detectors and metal detector wands are utilized at all Lakewood Public Schools and School events.  
    The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (732) 905-3633.

    Laura A. Winters
    Superintendent of Schools


    Thank you Lakewood Township for all that you do for the District and Students (click to view)

    Multi-Sensory Rooms To Provide Therapy (click to view)

    Bid T01-1920 Student Transportation Services for 2019-20 School Year

    New Jersey Student Transportation Law: 

    Student Transporation Law S2848 Licensing of Drivers

    Student Transportation Law S2850 Driver's License Suspension

    Student Transportation Law S4339 School Bus Operations

    Student Transportation Law S4345 Driver and Aide Safety Training



    LAKEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT -  The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $3,800 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Lakewood Middle School in Lakewood for the PBSIS STEAM Greenhouse Restoration Project. Lakewood Middle School is one of 545 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for improvement projects.

    Lakewood Middle School comes together in times of need to support a family recently affected by a fire, which destroyed their home. In addition to clothing, personal care items, furniture, and household items, the donations of both LMS staff and students totaled over $1,550 which will be given to the family. Because of their generous support, three truckloads worth of clothing, linens, toiletries, and other items were donated to the family as well as multiple gift cards to Shop Rite and Walmart. With the support of PBSIS initiatives, the family was given new uniforms donated from Lakewood Middle School at last night’s board meeting. 

    books Lakewood students receive nonprofit's millionth donated book! (click to view APP article)

    A Call to Action by the Lakewood School District: Let's Hear Positive Headlines About The Lakewood Public Schools! (click to view video)

    Board of Education is proud to announce 3-year agreement with the Lakewood Education Association (LEA)(click for info)

    The Pearl in the Oyster Bed by Steve Frank, APP.  A peek into Lakewood High School (click to view article)

    PINER PRIDE NEWS - The Lakewood BOE is pleased to announce its 2018-19 partnership with Ocean County College.  Eligible Lakewood High School juniors and seniors can take courses at no charge.(click for info English) (Spanish)


    A Letter From Superintendent Laura A. Winters  English  Spanish

    Lakewood Public and Nonpublic students head to Trenton to attend Lakewood School Funding Case (click to view)


    Resolution Regarding LEA/LAA Increase

     Whereas, the Lakewood Board of Education recognizes the chronic underfunding of the public school education; and

     Whereas, the Lakewood Board of Education sees the consequences of chronic underfunding – low salaries and poor staff morale. 

     Whereas, the Lakewood Board of Education has watched over 40 teachers resign since April, and approximately 365 staff members resign since 2014.  On behalf of our students and families, we cannot allow this crisis to continue.  We support our classroom teachers, aides, secretaries and all of our staff and demand the necessary funding for a meaningful teacher pay raise.

    Be it resolved, that the Lakewood Board of Education is in full support of our teachers, students and staff and are hereby, approving the following for all members of the LEA and LAA provided all contract language requested by the Administration and all other issues are resolved; including but not limited to, the understanding that there will be no change in the current formula for Chapter 78:

    2018-2019 – 3.2% raise (County Average, subject to verification)

    2019-2020 – 3.2% raise (County Average, subject to verification)

    2020-2021 – 3.2% raise (County Average, subject to verification)

    Approximate cost of raise for the 2018-2019 school year is $1,525,675 based on budgeted amounts for salaries.




    Transportation Policies (click to view)

    Transportation Study Progress Report (click to view)

    Incoming Grade 6 and Grade 9 Registration on June 19 and June 20. 2-6pm in the HS Cafeteria.  All current 5th graders and 8th graders must register. (click for info)

    Letter from the Superintendent - Metal Detectors and Clear Book Bags (click to view)

    NJ Alternative College Financial Aid Application (click for info)

    BOE Meeting 6.27.2018 - English       BOE Meeting 6.27.208 - Spanish

    Open Public Forum at John Patrick Park  English  Spanish

    Lakewood School District implements an exciting new program this past year at the Lakewood High School (click to view)

    Lakewood School District Community Liaison - Oscar Orellana 732.228.2955

    Lakewood District Employees meet, at BOE directive, to discuss innovative programs to further accommodate Latino students (click to view)

    Letters of Support from the community:

    Feasibility Study of location for additional Pre-K and Kindergarten space (click to view)

    Parent Letter May 1, 2018 (click to view English & Spanish version)

    BOE Meeting Presentation 4.30.2018 (click to view) 

    Letter from Senator Singer (click to view)


    Letter of Request for Funding to Acting Commissioner Repollet (click to view)

    Approximately 30 High School students and 5 staff go to Trenton to observe the confirmation of Dr. Repollet as Commissioner of Education.(click to view photos)

    Appointment of Michael I. Inzelbuch, Esq.

    Congratulations! - Andrea De John, High School Guidance Counselor, was selected as the 2017-2018 Counselor of the County for Ocean County. 

    BOE Meeting on March 22, 2018 presented the following documents:

    Transportation Review
     (click to view)

    Superintendent Laura A. Winters' Recent Letters to the DOE and Governor:

    Request to Meet Letter to Governor Murphy (click to view)

    Request for Additional Special Education Categorical Aid (click to view)

    Request to Meet Letter to Acting Commissioner Dr. Repollet (click to view)

    Lakewood's Oscar Orellana is a guidance counselor, coach, literacy volunteer and immigrant advocate. (click to view story)

    In a continued effort to promote stability and fiscal long-term stability, the Lakewood Board of Education approved at the January 31, 2017, meeting the hiring of Ray and Associates to conduct a national search to identify candidates for a permanent Business Administrator.

    Ray and Associates corporate office is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and assists Boards of Education throughout the country in locating qualified staff. Longtime Lakewood resident, former Assistant Commissioner of Education, Principal, and teacher  Dr.  Michael Rush serves as Regional Search Director of Ray and Associates.      

    The Board of Education since 2010 has seen no less than 8 Business Administrators.

    Currently, Kevin Campbell has served as Interim Business Administrator since earlier this year after then Business Administrator Regina Robinson took a job closer to her home in Jersey City and Robert Finger has served as Interim Assistant Business  Administrator since October 2017. ( Mr. Finger previously served as Business  Administrator for approximately 5 years until 2010 and was  primarily responsible for helping the District achieve financial stability.)

    The NJDOE has approved our Equivalency Application.(click to view
    BOE Meeting Presentations on NJ School Funding Impact on Lakewood
    2018-19 Preliminary Budget Presentation(click to view)
    The Lakewood School District has completed a QSAC District Improvement Plan (DIP), (click to view), which was Board approved on January 24, 2018.  In the meantime, the district has prepared an Equivalency Application, which was submitted to the Ocean County Superintendent of Schools.  Once approved, the County Superintendent will forward the application to the Commissioner of Education for his approval.   Due to the transitioning of Commissioners, the time frame of completing the process may be delayed.  Check the website for updates!
    BOE SYNOPSIS OF AUDIT REPORT 2016-2017 (click to view)
    COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT - Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2017 (click to view)

    AUDITORS' MANAGEMENT REPORT ON ADMINISTRATIVE FINDINGS - Financial Compliance and Performance (click to view) 

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS BANQUET - (click to view photos)

    BOE Affirmation, Commitment, and Support of the Public School System (click to view)

    QSAC Instruction & Program Equivalency Application


    Recent Decision at Office of Administrative Law is district's first win (click to view) 


    BOE Meeting 11.14.2018 Live Stream - English 

    BOE Meeting 11.14.2018 Live Stream - Spanish

BOE Meeting 6.24.2019

BOE Meeting - Spanish 6.24.2019