Montague Elementary School
475 Route 206, Montague, NJ 07827
Phone 973.293.7131 Fax 973.293.3391
Montague Township School District ~ Montague Elementary School
18 - Back to School Night
13 - Columbus Day- No School for students, Teacher In-Service
6 & 7 NJEA Convention- School Closed
12 - Parent Conferences- 1 PM Dismissal
13 - Parent Conferences - 1 PM Dismissal
14 - 1 PM Dismissal
26 - 1 PM Dismissal
27-28 Thanksgiving - School Closed
24-31 Holiday Recess - School Closed
1 & 2 - Holiday Recess - School Closed
5- School Resumes
19- Martin Luther King Holiday- School Closed
16-17 - Winter Recess- School Closed
2 - 27 PARCC Testing Grades 3-616 - No School for students, Teacher In-Service
2 - 1 PM Dismissal
3-10 - Spring Recess - School Closed13 - School Resumes
15 - Parent Conferences- 1 PM Dismissal
16 - Parent Conferences - 1 PM Dismissal
17- 1 PM Dismissal
27 - May 22 PARCC EOY Testing Grades 3-6
25- Memorial Day- School Closed
5 - Field Day- 1 PM Dismissal
8 - 1 PM Dismissal
12 - 1 PM Dismissal (Tentative)
15 - 1 PM Dismissal )Tentative)
16 - 1 PM Dismissal Last Day for Students & Staff (Tentative)
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Montague School’s future . . .
GET THE FACTS . . . KNOW THE FACTS . . .
On September 30th, voters will have the opportunity to set the direction for the
future of our school district. If approved, a 3.2 million dollar expansion project
would change our school configuration from a K-6 school to a K-8 school. Montague
children would then receive their K-8 education here in this building, in their hometown.
The state of NJ has approved debt service aid which will reduce the cost to 2.5 million
dollars. The cost to the taxpayers is estimated to be $88.00 per year per $105,000.00
of assessed value.
The project includes the addition of 2 classrooms and a general science room. Two
current classrooms will be relocated to the addition to accommodate renovations to
the existing facility for locker rooms. The gym and cafeteria will remain as is.
Fact #1: As tuition costs continue to rise, we will be forced to reduce or eliminate
programs, services and staff here in order to meet those tuition obligations. Tuitions
paid to other districts are always higher compared to what we will provide here:
$593,433.00: Tuition paid for 7th and 8th grade out of state students.
$304,000.00: Cost to educate 7th and 8th grade students at Montague School.
$289,433.00: Projected savings to educate 7th and 8th grade students here.
Future Boards COULD use the savings to pay the approximately $184,000.00 annual bond
payment and have money left over to put back into our K-8 school for programs and
services and possible tax relief. Essentially, no cost to the taxpayers.
Fact #2: Montague School is ranked at the TOP of the county for student achievement.
We have achieved this through maintaining class sizes that allow grade level teaching
teams to work with small groups of students; providing basic skills instruction in
the classroom; providing the opportunity for students to work in mixed ability groups
where effective peer and collaborative learning takes place.
Fact #3: The current building configuration and space does not allow us to provide
for 7th and 8th grade because we do not have the two classrooms (one for 7th and
one for 8th), the general science room or locker rooms. The addition provides these
required areas for the students.
Direct questions to the Board of Education email at: email@example.com
For detailed information, please read “The BEAR Facts”.