Chester Township Board of Education Records Finding Aid

Chester Township Board of Education Records

1979-2006

Collection Number:

CP5CHS060000US

Finding Aid Publication Date:

Published in 2015. ©Copyright Chester Public Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Chester Township Board of Education Records

Creator:

Chester Township Board of Education

Dates:

1979-2006, bulk 1993-2006

Extent:

4.5 linear feet (7 oversized document cases)

Abstract:

The Chester Township Board of Education Records document the work of the Board on policies and practices concerning the three elementary schools in the Chester area.

Language:

English

Repository:

Local History Department
Chester Public Library
250 W. Main Street
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (908) 879-7612
Fax:  (908) 879-8695
Email: localhistory@chesterlib.org
http://www.chesterlib.org/

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

This collection is open for research.

Physical Access:

The items in this collection may be used by patrons who abide by the guidelines of the Local History Room.

Technical Access:

No special equipment is required. These items have not been digitized.

Conditions Governing Reproduction:

These items are in the public domain.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], Chester Township Board of Education Records collection of Chester Public Library, Chester, New Jersey.

Collection Processed By:

Debra Schiff, Local History Librarian in 2015

Finding Aid Author:

Debra Schiff, Local History Librarian

Description Control:

Description based on DACS.

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History

According to the Chester Township Board of Education’s web site (http://www.chester-nj.org/district.cfm?subpage=68875), “The board is an elected, unpaid group of nine citizens who set policy and make decisions on educational, financial and personnel matters for the Chester School District on behalf of all the residents.  The board and the school district operate under applicable New Jersey laws and under regulations of the New Jersey Board of Education, the New Jersey Department of Education, as well as local policies established by the Chester Board of Education itself.” The Board meets on a monthly basis to oversee at a high level the ongoing work of the Dickerson Elementary School, Bragg Intermediate School, and Black River Middle School.

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Scope and Content

The Chester Township Board of Education Records were primarily created during Board meetings. Additionally, the Technology and Facility Management Plans, and Policies manual were created to serve the Board in its work. The types of materials in this collection are meeting minutes, the Technology Plan, and Policy manual. The collection spans the period of 1979-2006, with the bulk of the collection documenting the minutes from 1993-2006. The collection’s geographical range is limited to the immediate Chester Borough and Township. Major topics of discussion include policies, bus routes, teachers’ and administrators’ salaries, and other district costs. The value of this collection to researchers is that these materials pre-date the currently available meeting minutes from the Board’s web site.

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Organization and Arrangement

These records are organized into three series: Series 1 Minutes (1993-2006), Series 2 Plans (1996, 2001), and Series 3 Policies (1979-2002). The materials are arranged in chronological order. Series 1 comprises 6 oversized document cases, and the remaining series are housed in 1 shared oversized document case.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names/Organizations Subject:

Chester Township Board of Education

Subjects:

Bus routes
Education.
Elementary school administration.
Elementary school buildings
Policies and practices in public personnel administration
Technology projects

Places:

Chester (N.J.)
Chester Township (N.J.)
Morris County (N.J.)
New Jersey.

Genre Terms:

Minutes
Policies

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Container List

Box 1, Minutes, 1993-1995

Box Folder Description Dates
1 1 Minutes, January – April 1993 1993
2 Minutes, April – June 1993 1993
3 Minutes, July – October 1993 1993
4 Minutes, October 1993 – February 1994 1993-1994
5 Minutes, February – April 1994 1994
6 Minutes, April – July 1994 1994
7 Minutes, July – August 1994 1994
8 Minutes, September – December 1994 1994
9 Minutes, January – March 1995 1995
10 Minutes, March – July 1995 1995

Box 2, Minutes, 1995-1997

Box Folder Description Dates
2 1 Minutes, August – October 1995 1995
2 Minutes, November 1995 – February 1996 1995-1996
3 Minutes, February – May 1996 1996
4 Minutes, June – September 1996 1996
5 Minutes, September – December 1996 1996
6 Minutes, January – April 1997 1997
7 Minutes, April – June 1997 1997
8 Minutes, June 1997 1997

Box 3, Minutes, 1997-2000

Box Folder Description Dates
3 1 Minutes, June – September 1997 1997
2 Minutes, September – October 1997 1997
3 Minutes, October – December 1997 1997
4 Minutes, January – April 1998 1998
5 Minutes, April –  June 1998 1998
6 Minutes, July – August 1998 1998
7 Minutes, August 1998 – February 1999 1998-1999
8 Minutes, March – December 1999 1999
9 Minutes, January – June 2000 2000
10 Minutes, August – December 2000 2000

Box 4, Minutes, 2001-2003

Box Folder Description Dates
4 1 Minutes, January – May 2001 2001
2 Minutes, June – July 2001 2001
3 Minutes, July – December 2001 2001
4 Minutes, December 2001 – March 2002 2001-2002
5 Minutes, March –  June 2002 2002
6 Minutes, June – August 2002 2002
7 Minutes, August – October 2002 2002
8 Minutes, November – December 2002 2002
9 Minutes, January – March 2003 2003

Box 5, Minutes, 2003-2004

Box Folder Description Dates
5 1 Minutes, April – June 2003 2003
2 Minutes, June – July 2003 2003
3 Minutes, July 2003 2003
4 Minutes, July – October 2003 2003
5 Minutes, January 2004 2004
6 Minutes, February – April 2004 2004
7 Minutes, April – June 2004 2004
8 Minutes, July – September 2004 2004
9 Minutes, September – October 2004 2004
10 Minutes, November – December 2004 2004

Box 6, Minutes, 2005-2006

Box Folder Description Dates
6 1 Minutes, January – April 2005 2005
2 Minutes, April – May 2005 2005
3 Minutes, June 2005 2005
4 Minutes, July – September 2005 2005
5 Minutes, September – October 2005 2005
6 Minutes, November – December 2005 2005
7 Minutes, January – April 2006 2006
8 Minutes, April – June 2006 2006

Box 7, Plans Series, 1997-2002; Policies Series, 1979-2002

Box Folder Description Dates
7 1 Plans, 5-Year Long-Range Facility Management Plan (1) 2001
2 Plans, 5-Year Long-Range Facility Management Plan (2) 2001
3 Plans, Technology Plan 1997 – 2002 1996
4 Policies, 1000 – 3000 1979-2002
5 Policies, 4000 1979-2002
6 Policies, 5000 1979-2002
7 Policies, 6000 1979-2002
8 Policies, 7000 – 9000 1979-2002

 



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