Thursday, May 9, 2013
Improvements include roofing work at Triton and some new doors at Highland.
The Black Horse Pike Regional School Board on Thursday discussed capital improvements to Triton and Highland high schools during a work session at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede. The improvements include new roofing on sections of Triton, as well as improvements in the gym. "The gym still has the original floor from when the school opened in 1957," said Brian Repici, the district's director of curriculum, who led the brief public meeting Tuesday. Repici will become the district superintendent in July when John Golden retires at the end of the school year. Repici said the district also plans on replacing up to 10 doors at Highland. The improvements are estimated to cost at least $355,000, but will still keep the district under its…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Nicholas Martinelli pleaded guilty in March to charges involving teacher-student sexual relationships at Triton Regional High School.
The third of the former Triton Regional High School teachers accused of inappropriate relationships with students is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on a downgraded charge. Nicholas Martinelli, a former physical education teacher, pleaded guilty in March to fourth-degree hindering apprehension in the case. Martinelli faces a likely sentence of probation and the revocation of his teaching certificate when he's sentenced April 18 in Superior Court in Camden. Martinelli was originally charged with official misconduct in the case. Unlike the other two teachers, Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli, who were implicated in relationships with underage girls, Martinelli's relationship was with an 18-year-old student. He admitted in court to …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
John Golden will step down in June.
Friday, March 29, 2013
John Golden plans to retire in June after 35 years in education.
John Golden, the superintendent of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, plans to retire in June. Golden, 60, made the announcement earlier this month at a board meeting. He said Thursday, it was a decision he had contemplated for more than a year. "This district has been fabulous to me," said Golden, who has been superintendent since 2010 and before that worked in the guidance office at Triton High School. "A lot of good people work in the district. It's a very, very nice place to work." Golden said his decision to leave now had nothing to do with the fallout from last year's Triton High School teacher-student sex scandal, which led to the prosecution and conviction of three teachers and an administrator, and the prosecution of …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Four of five Triton educators charged in the case have now been sentenced in the case surrounding inappropriate teacher-student sexual relationships.
Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli, two former teachers who pleaded guilty to charges surrounding improper relations with students at Triton Regional High School, were sentenced Friday to 30 days of electronically monitored home detention and three years probation. Logandro and Michielli walked out of the courtroom 15 minutes after the proceedings, uncuffed, accompanied by a sheriff's deputy. They walked down a long hallway to the elevator and refused to comment when asked questions about how they felt and why they got involved sexually with students. The entirety of Gloucester Township's coverage of this issue is available at our special page: Triton Teacher-Student Sex Scandal.
'...This incident is going to be the one thing you're remembered for,' a judge tells Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli, both of Blackwood, as they're sentenced in a Camden courtroom Friday.
Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli, two former teachers who pleaded guilty to charges surrounding improper relations with students at Triton Regional High School, were sentenced Friday to 30 days of electronically monitored home detention and three years probation. Both defendants sat silently in court Friday during and after their sentencing for third-degree conspiracy to commit official misconduct. Michelli, 27, of of Blackwood, sat on the left side of a Camden courtroom, alone, staring at the floor, as about a dozen supporters and families of the victims, two teenage girls, sat on the right side. He wore a light tan suit and tan striped tie. Logandro, sat silently next to his attorney, Len Biddison, staring at a table as Biddison …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Nicholas Martinelli immediately resigned his teaching position at Triton after the guilty plea.
Triton Regional High School teacher Nick Martinelli admitted in court Thursday to hindering an investigation into his alleged improper relationship with a student, and immediately resigned his position. Martinelli, 28, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to fourth-degree hindering apprehension. As part of the plea, he’ll be sentenced to probation and will forfeit his teaching certificate in New Jersey. Martinelli, who was ordered not to have contact with the victim, will learn the exact terms of his sentence April 12. In a statement of probable cause to charge Martinelli, the 18-year-old student told police she and the teacher had sex and had kissed and touched each other sexually. Martinelli was a physical education teacher at Triton and …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The average tax bill for the Black Horse Pike Regional School District will increase by $17 if a preliminary budget is approved as-is.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The school district plans a $70 million budget well within the 2-percent increase allowed by the state. Improvements to the high schools, security and more teachers drove the budget plan.
The average tax bill for the Black Horse Pike Regional School District will increase by $17 if a preliminary budget is approved as-is. The school board OK’d the tentative budget this week, in time to send it to the county superintendent for review. The budget could change before the final adoption vote later this month. The district, which encompasses Highland, Timber Creek and Triton regional high schools, plans to increase its budget by 1.1 percent in the coming year, to a total budget of $71,366,016. Of that, $30,645,864 will be raised by taxation. The district’s three sending towns, Gloucester Township, Bellmawr and Runnemede, have varying tax rates. Gloucester Township residents will pay 51.79¢ per $100 of assessed property value if …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Black Horse Pike Regional School District will pay nearly $15,000 for the public relations firm brought on to handle the 'media barrage.'