The Board of Education directs the organization of the instructional program of this district in the following schools and grades:

Walnut Ridge Primary

Rolling Hills Primary

Cedar Mountain Primary

Lounsberry Hollow Middle

Glen Meadow Middle

Vernon Township High







Grades seven and eight are organized as elementary grades for the provision of non-departmentalized instruction, and teaching staff members employed in grades 7 and 8 are employed at the elementary level within the meaning of the rules of the State Board of Education governing seniority. Accordingly, no teaching staff member shall be assigned to teach in grades 7 and 8 who does not possess an instructional certificate with an elementary teacher’s endorsement, except that teaching staff members employed in grades 7 and 8 at the time this policy is adopted may continue to teach at those grade levels regardless of their certification.

The Superintendent shall continually monitor the effectiveness of the district organizational plan and recommend to the Board such modifications in the plan as may be in the best interest of pupils, make most effective use of district resources, and serve the educational goals of the Board.

N.J.A.C. 6:3-5.1

Adopted: 21 April 2005