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BOE Celebrations

This week’s Board of Education meeting was filled with celebrations. First, we had the swearing-in of our re-elected members Joe Sweeney, Kelly Mitchell, & Jen Pellet. Then we had our new Superintendent, Russ Rogers, and Assistant Superintendent, Rosemary Gebhardt, officially promoted. Last but not least, we honored our dedicated Vernon staff that retired between June and December – Congratulations to all, and thank you for your years of service to our community and children!

Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent

At the January 4th Board of Education Meeting, the Board of Ed officially voted on our new Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Russ Rogers will serve as our Superintendent and previously was our Assistant Superintendent, Director of Math & Science, and is a Vernon grad and native. Mrs. Rosemary Gebhardt will now serve as our Assistant Superintendent. Previously Mrs. Gebhardt has served as a principal in a number of buildings, taught in the district, and is also a Vernon grad. Congratulations to Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Gebhardt!
signing of contracts


VTSD YOUTUBE CHANNEL (catch our replays and other podcasts at VTHS Studios)

March 16th Work Session
March 9th Work Session
February 9th Work Session
January 19th Public Session
January 4th Reorganization Meeting and Work Session

2023 Board Agenda and Minutes

BOE Work Session Time Change

Signed Time Change for Meeting 11-9-2022

BOE Meeting Time Change

Please see the memo below for the change in time of the 2/10/22 BOE Meeting from 7pm to 7:30pm

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Kelly Mitchell
Term: 2023-2025
Committee: President shall be an ex officio member of all committees.
Building & Grounds, Finance, Negotiations, Special Services, Student Life*

Justin Annunziata
Vice President
Term: 2021-2023
Committee: Finance*, Student Life

Charles Cimaglia


Carl Contino

John Kraus
Term: 2022-2024
Committee: Curriculum, Partnership


Adina Hope
Term: 2021-2023
Committee: Curriculum, Partnership*


Jennifer Pellet
Term: 2023-2025
Committee: Curriculum*, Finance, Special Services, Student Life


Joseph A. Sweeney
Term: 2023-2025
Committee: Building & Grounds, Liaison*, Partnership

Raymond Zimmerman
Term: 2022-2024
Committee: Building and Grounds*, Finance, Negotiations

Colin Geisen
Student Representative


* Chairperson

N.J.S.B.A Delegate: Joseph  Sweeney/John Kraus (Alternate)
Legislative Delegate: Raymond Zimmerman
Sussex County SBA Delegate: Jennifer Pellet/ Adina Hope (Alternate)
Sussex County Ed Services (Northern Hills):

Board of Education 10/7 Special Meeting

The Board of Education is calling a special meeting on Thursday, October 7th at 5pm at Lounsberry Hollow School. For more information, follow this link:

Special October 7th Meeting

BOE Capstone Celebration

The Board of Education will be hosting their Capstone Celebration Tuesday, June 15th starting at 6pm.

**Catch the Replay of our Capstone Celebration now! CLICK HERE


Catch the livestream here starting at 6!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-f9e3XSLpJyb-gx8vPfuQ/live

Additional Board of Ed Meeting 6/24/21

Please see the below link concerning an additional board of education meeting for the month of June on 6/24/21.


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April 2023

Monday April 3 – Thursday April 6

RHPS Spring Book Fair

Monday April 3

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All/ Wellness Weekend - No Homework Due Today
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RHPS Special Someone Day (Gr. 3)

Come Join us for Special Someone Day! (bring a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, caregiver, or anyone special!)
Pre-registration will be required. Limit is up to 2 visitors per student. This day is for Grade 3 Only. More information to follow.

Tuesday April 4

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GM MP 3 Ends
9:30 am – 10:30 am
LH SCA Meeting
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RHPS Special Someone Day (Gr. 2)

Come join us for Special Someone Day! (bring your parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, caregiver or anyone special!) This day is for Grade 2 Only. Pre-registration will be required. Limit is up to 2 visitors per student. More information to follow.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
VTHS Hosts 8th Grade Band Night

Wednesday April 5

7:00 am – 1:50 pm
HS NJ Blood Drive
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