Brigantine Schools

Brigantine Teacher Salaries Among Highest in State

Teacher salaries in the Brigantine were among the highest in NJ for 2013-14 school year. (NJ Department of Education). Brigantine ranked 13th overall with a median salary of $83,687. This compares to the median teacher salary of $64,000 across the state. On average Ocean City teachers made $86,772, Hamilton Township teachers made $48,780. The Brigantine …

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2014 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending. BRIGANTINE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending provides Brigantine Taxpayers with the opportunity to view and compare dollars spent on students enrolled in the Brigantine public school system.  For the first time in FY 2011, the Department began publishing a more inclusive measure of total costs for students from preschool through grade 12.  The “Total Spending” …

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High Cost of Low Grades. Brigantine Student Performance Slips Again.

Brigantine Elementary & Middle school performance results have been released for 2014, and parents are not happy. The results show academic performance of Brigantine students seriously lags in comparison to schools across the state. The Brigantine middle school is borderline bottom 20%… when compared to schools across the state. These students are on the cusp …

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Brigantine School District Loses Vote in Atlantic City System

Brigantine School District no longer has voting rights for their part in the Atlantic City School system. (see here) As a ‘sending district’, Brigantine taxpayers contribute approx. $20,000 for every Brigantine student sent to AC high. According to Superintendent Brian Pruitt, Brigantine sends 170 kids to AC High, which means Brig taxpayers pony up about …

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Brigantine Schools Consider Shared Services with AC & Ventnor

Brigantine school district superintendent Brian Pruitt, and other executive leadership from the Brigantine school district will meet with representatives from the Ventnor and Atlantic City schools to discuss ways to save taxpayers money. According to the Downbeach Current, Ventnor school board President James E. Pacanowski said a meeting date has been set to discuss shared …

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Brigantine Schools Closer to Merging

A school consolidation report is due later this year. A growing number of residents see that the two Brigantine Schools; Elementary & Middle, need to have certain positions & resources combined or removed. Enrollment #’s have now dropped below 700, making the duplicative positions and support staff positions unnecessary. Noting that the Mayor has substantial …

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Brigantine School Tax Increase and Budget OK’d

From Press of AC & Beachcomber News: Brigantine’s Board of School Estimate passed a school budget that includes a tax rate increase of 18 percent. Despite a 2 percent decrease in the district’s actual budget for the 2014-15 school year, calculations by the state Department of Education put the tax rate at 48.8 cents per …

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Brigantine Schools Questioned by Taxpayers Association.

BrigantineNOW Letter to the Editor.  Brigantine Taxpayers Association Misrepresenting Schools, by Veronica McEvoy…. As a mother of six who presently has four children enrolled in the Brigantine School system, and as a Brigantine taxpayer, I was quite dismayed at the Brigantine Taxpayers Association’s advertisement in the Jan. 31 The Beachcomber News. The question they asked is “Are …

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Brigantine School Students Ready to Return.

Opening day for local students in grades K through eight will be Thursday, Sept. 5. The Early Childhood Program will begin on Friday, Sept. 6. According to Brian Pruitt, superintendent of schools, school for Brigantine Elementary School students will be 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m., and the Brigantine North Middle School students will be 8:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m. …

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Brigantine School Board OK’s Tax Increase

The Brigantine School Board just approved a 2 percent tax increase over last year. Nice. According to reports in the Beachcomber News, residents are not happy. Scratch that. They are FURIOUS about the plan to hire a new school superintendent with a salary of $117,500, as well pay for two principals (elementary & middle school at approx …

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Cut Excessive School Costs Before Raising Taxes

To the editor, from MARY ANN KOZACK. Cut excessive school costs before raising taxes. While everyone has been watching the televised budget debate playing out at City Council meetings, is anyone paying attention to the Brigantine school budget? At the special Council meeting on Tuesday night, the mayor clearly stated that besides an increase in …

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Brigantine Schools Need Less High Paid Execs

To the editor. From Anne Phillips; Brigantine Taxpayers Association. In the spring of 2012 we wrote a letter to the President of the Brigantine Board of Education which was subsequently printed in The Beachcomber News. In it, we expressed our recommendation for lowering the amount of property taxes we all pay to support our local …

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Brigantine & NJ School Taxes Spent Wisely?

Half the cost of sending New Jersey children to school misses the classroom By DIANE D’AMICO Education Writer for Press of AC| Updated May 21, 2011 As much as half of the cost of education has nothing to do with what goes on in a classroom, the new Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending released Friday by the …

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