Toms River School Board Meeting Update

TOMS RIVER – The ongoing teachers contract negotiations again dominated public comments at the evening’s Toms River Regional School board meeting.

With teachers, parents, PTO members and other residents in a show of support packed the meeting, as Board President Ben Giovine said he looked forward to a resolution.

The TREA action committee chairwoman asked any teacher present who volunteered their time after hours as coaches, at charity events, fundraisers and other civic events in the community to stand up, and called on teachers who exhausted their $18 budget for supplies to also stand up.

The meeting ran late on 1/18/17. (Photo by Catherine Galioto)

The entire crowd did, with a raucous ovation from the audience. She then asked, who on the board would stand up for teachers, and all did.

Several other teachers and supporters spoke at the podium calling for a resolution and a contract.

Giovine said another mediation meeting was coming soon.