WHAT'S HAPPENING IN
WEST WINDSOR & PLAINSBORO
Get Your Summer Camps Here! It may not seem like it now but summer is around the corner. Or it's time to plan it anyhow. We're here to help, our annual WWP News summer camp issue is out: art camps , day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps, and yes, study camps. Above, two WW kids at Fernbrook Farm's day camp.
Next issue of WWP News: March 6, 2015.
LATEST NEWS FROM WW-P
Schools: It's budget season, and at the February 17 board meeting WW-P administrators presented a budget calling for a 2.1% increase, or $3.4 million. On the standardized testing front, PARCC testing is scheduled to begin March 2 and last until March 27. A couple of anti-PARCC state bills are working their way through the legislature, but in the meantime the district has provided information on how parents can avoid having their children take the test.
West Windsor: The administration's 2015 budget includes a 3.06% municipal tax increase, which would increase the dedicated municipal rate 1.2 cents to roughly 39.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Mayor Shing-fu Hsueh has said another year of no tax increase will jeopardize long term sustainability.
Plainsboro: The township has found replacement animal control services in the wake of the Helmetta shelter collapse. Business administrator Bob Sheehan will present the 2015 at the committee meeting Wednesday, February 27. Also, a CHOP care center is the newest addition to the hospital redevelopment site.
IN WEST WINDSOR AND PLAINSBORO
South's girls winter track team won the Group IV state championship on Valentine's Day. Christina Rancan carried the Pirates' distance runners with a first place finish in the 1,600 meters, and Kathryn Schoenauer dominated the sprints, with a first place finish in the 55-meter hurdles.
In swimming news, the North boys team and South's girls team reached the state semifinals. Both teams advanced after defeating their WW-P school rival.
See more sports scores.