The Board of Education in Brick Township is holding a special meeting Thursday night which includes the transfer of 76 teachers to either different positions or different schools altogether.
The list of transfers can be found within the meeting agenda. Sources inside the district have told Shorebeat the number of transfers – dramatically higher than usual – have left many teachers and parents upset, though many residents likely were not aware that the transfers were pending.
According to previous meeting agendas, there were 17 transfers heading into the 2018-19 school year, 20 transfers for the 2017-18 school year and 36 for the 2016-17 school year.
The board will also vote a number of professional services contracts at its meeting Thursday night, including contracts for numerous insurance brokers, auditing services, as well as several law firms, including a $14,000 contract for former Gov. James Florio’s law firm to act as negotiation counsel and a $174,435 contract to retain Montenegro, Thompson, Montenegro and Genz to continue in its role as board attorney.
Several politically-influential firms are proposed to become firms of record in their specialties, including Netta Architects and NW Financial. Netta appears on the agenda four more times to serve as architect for various projects around the district.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Professional Development Center at 101 Hendrickson Avenue (the Veterans Complex). Shorebeat will have a full report after the meeting.