Governor Christie and Asbury Park Middle Students to Cut Ribbon on School’s New Live Positively Fitness Center

Governor Christie and Asbury Park Middle Students to Cut Ribbon on School’s New Live Positively Fitness Center

WHAT:                   Governor Chris Christie, Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, and other dignitaries will cut the ribbon on Asbury Middle School’s new state-of-the-art Live Positively Fitness Center at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23.  Asbury was one of three New Jersey schools  selected as a National Champion School earlier this year for their efforts in promoting physical fitness innovation and healthy living standards to their students.  The other two winning schools were Leonard V. Moore Middle in Roselle and Ezra L. Nolan Middle #40 in Jersey City.

                               Adding to the day's excitement, an official proclamation from Governor Christie will be shared during the ceremony that recognizes September as "Youth Wellness Month."  During "Youth Wellness Month," families and communities are encouraged to renew their commitment to making physical activity and a healthy diet part of our children's daily lives.


                                The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils program will roll out to all 50 states in the coming years.  The goal is to build a nation of the fittest, healthiest kids in the world by providing schools with the tools they need to succeed.  Making this program even more attractive is that it does not rely on taxpayer dollars or state funding.  Each fitness center is financed through a public/private sector partnership with companies like The Coca-Cola Company.


WHO:                     Governor Chris Christie

                        Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils

                        Steve Cahillane, President of Coca Cola North America

                        Angela Ahbez-Anderson, Board President of Asbury Park School District

                        Dr. Antonio Lewis, Principal of Asbury Park Middle School

                        Other dignitaries


VISUAL:                 250 excited students

                                Live Positively Fitness Center - Students will use the equipment for the first time!               

                                Proclamation presentation

                                Fitness demonstration by the students 


WHEN:                   Monday, September 23, 2013

                                10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


WHERE:                  Asbury Park Middle School

                                1200 Bangs Avenue

                                Asbury Park, NJ  07712

                                Auditorium and Fitness Center


WHY:                      Physical activity and exercise have been shown to help prevent and treat more than 40 chronic diseases, enhance individual health and quality of life and reduce health care costs.  In schools, physical activity and exercise have been shown to improve academic achievement, increase confidence and self-esteem, reduce discipline problems, cut absenteeism and foster better interpersonal relationships.



About the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils:

The National Foundation seeks to encourage and reward innovation in the field of youth fitness by awarding fitness centers to schools that use new and unique methods to promote student physical activity and wellness.  The National Foundation envisions a fitness center in every school in the U.S., helping to build a nation that—through innovation and a “Don’t Quit” attitude—boasts the fittest kids in the world.  Visit  more information.

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Robert Mahon has taken over as the Asbury Park school district’s interim superintendent. He will temporarily fill the vacancy left by Superintendent Denise Lowe until a new superintendent is appointed. The district voted not to renew Lowe’s contract in November 2012.

Asbury Park 2010 Curriculum Audit Report

This document constitutes the final report of a Curriculum Management Audit of the Asbury Park Public Schools. The audit was commissioned by the Asbury Park Public Schools Board of Education/Governing Authority within the scope of its policy-making authority. It was conducted during the time period of January 20-22, 2010. Document analysis was performed off site, as was the detailed analysis of findings and site visit data. 

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Asbury Park 2010 BOE Audit Report

The comprehensive annual finmIcial repoti is presented in four sections: introductory, financial, statistical and single audit. The introductory section includes this transmittal letter, the District's organizational chmi mId a list of principal officials. The financial section includes the basic finmIcial statements and schedules,. as well as the auditors' repoti thereon. The statistical section includes selected financial and demographic information, generally presented on a multi-year basis. The District is required to undergo an annual single audit in conformity with the provisions of the Single Audit Act of 1984 and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Circulm· A-133, "Audits of State and Local Governments", and the state Treasury Circular Letter 04-04 OMB, "Single Audit Policy for Recipients of Federal Grants, State Grants and State Aid". Information related to this single audit, including the auditors' repOli on the internal control strnc(ure and compliance with applicable laws mId regulations and findings and recommendations, m·e included in the single audit section ofthis repoti. 

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No cases of swine influenza (H1N1), known as swine flu, have been detected in New Jersey as of April 26, 2009. However, this is a rapidly evolving situation. As more information becomes available and the situation unfolds, guidance is likely to change in the upcoming days and weeks. It is important for people to stay informed by monitoring information provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS). 

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Arrest Reporting Requirements for Certified Staff

All certificate holders shall report their arrest or indictment for any crime or offense to their superintendent within 14 calendar days. The report shall include the date of arrest or indictment and charge(s) lodged against the certificate holder. Such certificate holders shall also report to their superintendents the disposition of any charges within seven calendar days of disposition. Failure to comply with these reporting requirements may be deemed “just cause” pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:9-17.5. 

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Bradley School Restructuring Plan

The United States Department of Education’s (USDE) LEA and School Improvement Non-Regulatory Guidance defines restructuring as the process wherein “the LEA undertakes a major reorganization of a school, making fundamental reforms, such as significant changes in the school’s staffing and governance. The purpose of restructuring is to improve student academic achievement and enable the school to make AYP as defined by the State’s accountability system.” The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires that districts select one of the following restructuring options for their Title I schools in need of improvement in Year 5 − Planning for Restructuring:

  • Implement any major restructuring of the school’s governance that is consistent with the principles of restructuring as set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Re-open the school as a public charter school as defined by and consistent with state statute and regulation (N.J.S.A. 18A:36A-1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 6A).
  • Replace all or most of the school staff, which may include the principal, who are relevant to the school’s inability to make adequate progress (consistent with existing contractual provisions and applicable statutory protections in Title 18A). 
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AYP / SES Notification letter

We are dedicated to providing all students with the educational foundation necessary to succeed in school and in life. To ensure your child’s success, we have set high standards that are reflected in what is taught in our classrooms. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that adequate yearly progress (AYP) in language arts literacy and mathematics be measured annually for each school in New Jersey. 

AYP is based primarily on the results of the New Jersey state assessments given to students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11. Schools must meet the state’s academic proficiency benchmarks, as well as other indicators such as test participation and attendance, to make AYP. These benchmarks increase on an incremental basis every three years. 

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