WHS Parking Debate Dominates Week
A look at the week in Westfield.
It has been an exciting and busy week in Westfield with the high school parking forum dominating discussion. Residents used the forum to discuss traffic conditions in the area around the high school, including student parking on side streets. Residents said students have been littering the area with condom wrappers and
Westfield High School is looking to tackle student stress and homework loads.
The Westfield High School Breast Cancer Awareness Club held their annual semi-formal last Friday.
The annual Special Education Expo focused on technology and presented retiring BOE member Alice Hunnicutt with an award.
County Democats tapped Freeholders Angel Estrada and Chris Hudak to run for reelection, along with nominating retired educator Vernell Wright to run for freeholder.
The Board of Education and Westfield Education Association renegotiated the contract to change the amount of money allocated for tuition and conference reimbursement, along with funds for morning duty stipends. The agreement totals $210,000 in savings, which will be allocated for three new faculty positions.
Discussion over the capital reserve fund dominated debate over the BOE budget.
Mayor Andy Skibitsky and Councilman Dave Haas traded barbs over the Central and Clover stop light.
The high school parking forum generated comments from residents on quality of life, including complaints about students littering their lawns with condom wrappers and Jim Beam bottles.
Nineteen Westfield High School seniors received a perfect score on the SATs.
A Bradford Avenue home sold for $1,050,000.
Franklin School is gaining a section under new school enrollment projections.