Board of Education

Welcome to the Hillside Board of Education homepage.

The Hillside School District is governed by Title 18A, Education, of the New Jersey Statutes. There are nine members of the Board of Education who are elected in accordance with the provisions of the statute governing Type II school districts. Three of these nine members are elected each year for a three-year term.

This area of the website is designated to provide board member contact information, meeting schedules, committee assignments, agendas-minutes for board meetings, budget information, superintendent's office information, and the Hillside Policy & Regulation Manual. 

Board Agendas and Minutes New
Welcome to the Board Agendas and Minutes section. As part of the Superintendent's committment to improved communication and transparency, all agendas/minutes will be posted on a monthly basis.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Mr. Kenneth Weinheimer at 908-352-7664 ext. 6428 (kweinheimer@hillsidek12.org) or Mrs. Marlena Batts at 908-352-7664 ext. 6428 (mbatts@hillsidek12.org).
Board Committees
At the annual Board of Education Re-organization held in January 2013, the following committee assignments were communicated:
Budget
Welcome to the Hillside School District's  Budget area. Below you will find the tentative budget for 2014-15.

Note that there will be a public hearing on the proposed budget on Thursday, April 24, 2014 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, 195 Virginia Street, Hillside.   Thank you for your support of the Hillside Township Schools.  Should you have questions, please contact Mr. Kenneth Weinheimer, Business Administrator for the Hillside Board of Education,  at 908-352-7664  ext. 6428.

 

Evaluations

 

 

HILLSIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL’S TEACHER EVALUATION SYSTEM,

SY 2009-2010

 

 

Introduction

 

As part of the federal requirements for states receiving funding under Phase 2 of the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds Program, all school districts in New Jersey are providing information to the public on the procedures they use to evaluate teachers and principals.  The information presented below will help you understand Hillside Public School’s policies and procedures for evaluating teachers and educational specialists such as librarians and counselors.

 

Confidentiality concerns: To protect the confidentiality of individual evaluations, districts are not required to provide a district-level statistical summary of teacher evaluation outcomes in those cases where there are fewer than 10 teachers in an entire district.  Similarly, districts are not required to provide a school-level statistical summary of teacher evaluation outcomes if there are fewer than 10 teachers in a school.

 

Section 1. Description of Teacher Evaluation System

 

The Hillside Public School District formally and informally observes teachers throughout the school year.  Our observation system is based upon the research of Charlotte Danielson.  Tenured teachers are evaluated a minimum of one time per year as required by the State Department of Education and non tenured teachers are observed three times per year for three consecutive years.  A summative evaluation is completed for all teachers annually. 

 

Our evaluation process is a comprehensive one consisting of formal and informal observations, “walk-throughs”, and a review of teacher work samples and lesson plans.  To support teacher success a pre-conference may be held and post-conferences are held routinely to discuss teacher/student performance.  Teachers are supported through our professional development plan in acquiring professional development hours and we offer comprehensive graduate education opportunities. 

 

All observations and evaluations contain a written narrative which is used to develop the district professional development plan and plan workshops for staff. All evaluations and observations are used as data in consideration for increased compensation, withholding increment, consideration for promotions or additional roles, grade placement, awarding tenure, and the decision to continue employment.

 

 

            

 

HILLSIDE PUBLIC SCHOOL’S PRINCIPAL EVALUATION SYSTEM, SY 2009-2010

 

 

Introduction

 

As part of the federal requirements for states’ receiving funding under Phase 2 of the State Fiscal Stabilization Funds Program, all school districts in New Jersey are providing information to the public on the procedures they use to evaluate teachers and principals.  The information presented below will help you understand Hillside Public School’s policies and procedures for evaluating principals and assistant principals.

 

Confidentiality concerns: To protect the confidentiality of individual evaluations, districts are not required to provide a district-level statistical summary of principal evaluation outcomes in those cases where there are fewer than 10 principals in a district.

 

Section 1. Description of Principal Evaluation System

 

The Hillside Public School District formally and informally observes administrators throughout the school year.  Our observation system is based upon the “A Framework for School Leaders: Linking the ISLLC Standards to Practice”.  Tenured administrators are evaluated a minimum of one time per year as required by the State Department of Education. Non tenured administrators are evaluated a minimum of three times per year. 

 

Principal evaluations are based upon multiple criteria including but not limited to: formal observations, school climate indicators, work samples, and support of district goals.   The evaluation tool is narrative in format and reviewed with the administrator at an evaluation conference.  Student achievement outcomes, growth data, and the results of school goals are also reviewed during the conference.  All evaluations and observations are used as data in consideration for increased compensation, withholding of increment, consideration for promotions or additional roles, awarding tenure, and the decision to continue employment.

   

Job Descriptions
During 2010-2011 the Hillside Board of Educaton Labor Relations Committee will be revising job descriptions as approved by the Hillside Board of Education. Revisions will be on-going throughout the year. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Patricia Zuber, Manager of Personnel, at 908-352-7664 ext. 6405 or by email (pzuber@hillsidek12.org).
Policies

As part of the Superintendent's initiative to improve communication and transparency in the Hillside School District, all policies can now be found on our website.  Should you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to Dana Leboeuf at 909-352-7664 ext. 6400 (dleboeuf@hillsidek12.org).

 

Please click on the links below to view Hillside Board of Education Policies and Regulations. 

Violence and Vandalism Report
Violence and Vandalism Report