The Chatham Education Foundation on Monday is scheduled to launch a series of educational forums on how to prepare children for their futures.The first forum in the series, "Future-Focused Education: Helping Our Children Achieve Success," starts 7 p.m. Monday in the Chatham High School auditorium, with Superintendent Dr. Michael LaSusa as the speaker.
Attendees can find out about current student performance, district areas of focus in learning and academic preparation, long-range district priorities for student learning and important trends and issues affecting school and parent decision-making.
There also will be a survey and Q-and-A session. Futurist Glen Heimstra is the next speaker in the series. He's scheduled to speak on Thursday, March 13.
Master Plan Amendment: Chatham Borough Planner Susan Blickstein is expected to give a presentation on a proposed master plan amendment meant to encourage new development in a historically industrial section of the borough as you enter from Union County. The presentation is on the agenda for the Chatham Borough Council meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday in the municipal building, 54 Fairmount Ave.
Resolutions recognizing the retirement of Therma Ochs, a school crossing guard for 36 years, and the closing of The Chatham News Service at the train station on Thursday are among the items on the Council agenda.
The Council also is expected to vote on a resolution approving an agreement with Parkmobile USA Inc. The company helps clients manage parking-related matters and provides a system to pay for street parking by mobile telephone.