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May 26, 2023



Updates and Next Meeting Details


At our meeting on May 10th Dr. Furnari & Dr. Butler gave a presentation on the most recent NJ School Performance Report. Their presentation can be found on the district website in the curriculum section under the curriculum presentations tab or by clicking hereOur next and final public meeting of the year was originally scheduled to take place on June 7th, but has been changed and will now take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30pm in the BHS Media Center. BOE meeting information, including agendas, minutes and prior meeting recordings, can be found by clicking here:


Welcoming Our New Superintendent

At our April 26th meeting the board was very happy to introduce Dr. Brian Brotschul who the board voted to appoint as the next superintendent of SHSD at a Special Meeting on April 19th. He will be starting his tenure here in July. You can read the district press release by clicking here.. 


Updated Strategic Plan

At our March 18th meeting Dr. Furnari provided an update on the Strategic Plan for years one and two. The updated information can be viewed from the district home page under the shortcuts section by clicking on the strategic plan link. It can be viewed directly by clicking here.


Board Approved Policy Updates from the May 10th Public Meeting


P0144 Board Member Orientation and Training, Revised

P2520 & R2520 Instructional Supplies (M) Revised 

P3217 Use of Corporal Punishment, Revised

R4217 Use of Corporal Punishment, New

P5305 Health Services Personnel (M), Revised

P5308 & R5308 Student Health Records (M), Revised

P5310 & R5310 Health Services (M), Revised

P6112 Reimbursement of Federal & Other Expenditures (M), Revised

R6115.01 Federal Awards/Funds Internal Controls - Allowability of Costs (M), New

P6115.04 Federal Funds - Duplication of Benefits (M), New

P6311 Contracts for Goods and Services Funded by Federal Grants (M), Revised

P7440 School District Security (M), Revised 

P9100 Public Relations, Abolished

P9140 Citizen Advisory Committees, Revised

R9140 Citizens Advisory Committee (M), Abolished


*For more information on the updates and revisions to these policies please click here.

**(M) indicates a mandated policy or revision


Links to All Board Policies & Regulations

All district policies and regulations can be found on the BOE page of the district website. You simply select the BOE tab at the top of the page and then click on "Policies and Goals" from the drop down menu. The "search" icon will allow you to look for policies by keywords or number or you can select the "home" icon for policies or regulations to see them listed by section. If you would like to view all student policies you select 5000 in the policy section and they will all appear listed below in the District Policy section


You can access the Policies and Goals page directly by clicking here.


Sam Frenda

Board President

Somerset Hills School District

Bernardsville Veterans' Banners

Click here to download the pdf map key for the Veterans' Banners in downtown Bernardsville


Family Bee Program - Thurs 6/1 4:30 pm. Learn about the importance of pollinators. Kids: Grades 2-6 Please register at www.dillonlibrary.org Look at our June calendar for more special events! The Clarence Dillon Public Library.

Mr T. Music & Friends, Allen Thurlow & Jim Goodwin will perform original music from "Songs From Home" live on the Dance Local patio! Then the party continues inside the studio with activities, crafts, face painting, dancing and more! https://www.dancelocalnj.com/upcoming-events

A day of movement activities, crafts, a trip to the library and lots of dancing! Drop off event at Dance Local, downtown Bernardsville, (9am-1pm) for children aged Kindergarten+ ($76/child). Learn more & register: https://www.dancelocalnj.com/upcoming-events


Please join the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library for the 19th annual Senior’s Breakfast. Enjoy a continental breakfast and musical entertainment provided by MRB Jazz Project. We look forward to seeing you there!


This event will take place in the Community Room. Reservations are recommended, but not required.


To reserve your seat in advance, please RSVP at the following link: http://evite.me/pkkcq4jkcN

Hillsborough YMCA Hop 5K Walk & Run

The generous support of Hop 5K sponsors, and proceeds from the event, contribute to the Y’s ability to provide financial assistance so that vital programs and services are accessible to all. Together, we transform lives by ensuring that everyone has the resources, opportunities, and support needed to thrive. https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Hillsborough/YMCAHillsboroughHop

Register for Summer Art Camps at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster

Downloadable Version

Miles for Matheny is a joyful day that allows Matheny residents and students, living with complex developmental disabilities, a chance to interact with, and be celebrated by the surrounding community. It's an opportunity to highlight the unique contributions and achievements of each person in our Matheny family, regardless of age or ability level.


The day’s events include 12.5, 25, 35, 50-mile, and “Hills of Attrition” cycle rides, a 5K Run, Kids Fun Run, and the beloved Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk. We’re thrilled to once again be hosting, Miles for Matheny at the J. Malcolm Belcher Fairgrounds in Far Hills. Proceeds will allow us to continue providing the high-quality programs and services our residents need and deserve.

8/26/2023 Support Bernards Girls' Soccer at Red Bull Arena!

BHS girls' soccer has been selected as the first team ever (boys or girls!) from Somerset County to play at Red Bull Arena. Even better, we will be playing against our cross-town rival Ridge High in the 2023 South Finley Derby. By purchasing a ticket to the Saturday, 8/26 7:30pm Red Bull vs Inter Miami match (Fireworks after the game!), you will also get a ticket to our Sunday, 9/17 2pm game vs Ridge @ Red Bull Arena. Tickets are $32, $47, or $74 (must use link below). These tickets help cover the cost of the event. We also have sponsorship ticket packages available for the JumboTron! The sooner you buy them, the better seats you will get! Feel free to reach out with any questions to coach Derek Boudreau ([email protected]). Link--https://fevo.me/bernards23

Dance Local Summer Camps


ELEMENTARY Dance & Yoga Camp (ages 5/6-10yrs+) Start the day with yoga by Pam Nixon/Peace Play and then enjoy dancing, movement games and crafts with new friends. ($335/child) Aug 7th-11th, 9am-1pm


PRESCHOOL Friday Fun Camp (ages 3-5yrs) Children will love this fun morning of creative movement, games, crafts and songs and making new friends. ($167/session or $53/Drop In) July 14th, 21st, 28th, Aug 4th, 9:30-11:30am


For More Info & To Register: https://www.dancelocalnj.com/upcoming-events


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