Heights school board holds first meeting of 2021

Spring Lake Heights Elementary School. FILE PHOTO

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS — The Spring Lake Heights Board of Education had its first meeting of the year on Monday for its annual reorganization meeting where essentially no real changes were made to the board’s 2020 composition.

The 2020 board vice president, Anne McGarry, was unanimously reelected to her position, and incumbent board member Randy Flaum was sworn in for his second three-year term at the remotely conducted meeting.

Ms. McGarry was also unanimously elected by the board to represent Spring Lake Heights at the Manasquan Board of Education for this year’s rotation.


Monday was the first day back at school for students and staff after the school was forced to close for in-person instruction just five days before the winter break began, after three individuals in the school tested positive for the coronavirus.

The school was closed for two weeks, but only lost five days of in-person learning. Students have since returned to their five-day a week, full-day in-person schedule with mandatory masks, social distancing requirements and other measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The board also held a subsequent additional special meeting at 6:30 p.m. to hire a replacement special education teacher due to a staff member going on maternity leave.

The next Spring Lake Heights Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

2021 Board of Education Meeting Schedule

  • Jan. 25, regular
  • Feb.22, regular
  • March 15, regular/adoption of tentative budget
  • April 26, regular/public hearing on budget
  • May 24, regular
  • June 28, regular
  • July 19, regular
  • Aug. 16, board retreat [5:30 p.m.]/regular [7 p.m.]
  • Sept. 27, regular
  • Oct. 25, regular
  • Nov. 22, regular
  • Dec. 13, regular
  • Jan. 10, 2022, board reorganization meeting [6 p.m.)/ regular [7 p.m.]

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