School Security, Response to Prank Top Local News
Bridgewater couple's Newtown effort goes national, PSE&G hearing also make headlines.
As part of initial budget talks, the district is earmarking $30,000 for additional security personnel at the high school.
Police presence was increased at Bridgewater-Raritan High School Friday because of rumors circulating Thursday evening about a possible prank or weapons, according to an email from Superintendent of Schools Michael Schilder.
Parents say they are not sure additional security is the best method for protecting local schools from an incident similar to the one in Newtown.
The board of education held a first discussion about the 2013-2014 school budget, with a proposed 1.76 percent tax hike if nothing is added to, or cut from, the current budget.
PSE&G held a public information session to discuss its response to Superstorm Sandy, and one resident said she would like to see Bridgewater and Somerset County made more of a priority.
People from across the country have gotten involved in a local couple's efforts to bring toys and assistance to the families suffering in Newtown, CT.
Discussions on negotiations are beginning with the supervisors and principals unions—and the principals association has now declared impasse.