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TIPS AND SNIPPETS FOR Tuesday (July 15th) by Bill

Regarding the discussion on CNB about the Gloucester City School District not hiring a local resident for the position of high schoolFeather English teacher. Although not specifically mentioned by name the person who is at the center of the discussion is David Knecht, a graduate of Gloucester City High School, Class of 2004. Mr. Knecht received his teaching degree from The College of New Jersey.

Knecht said on Tuesday (July 15, 2008) that he submitted an application for the teaching position at Gloucester High in late May or early June. “School was still in session”, he said. “I also applied for positions at several other schools. Such as Lenape and Seneca.

“Sometime later I was told by individuals in the know that the City Board of Education had already hired someone for the job at the high school.

“Shortly after I heard the position was filled in Gloucester City I received a call from the Seneca School District to come in for an interview about a teaching position. Following the interview I was hired.

“On July 7, Jack Don, Gloucester City High School principal contacted me to come in for an interview. Since I already signed a contract with Seneca School Board I told him I was no longer interested.

"My main concerns were that the administrators thoroughly advertised the district openings and interviewed enough candidates to feel confident that they hired the best teachers for the students of Gloucester City.

City School Superintendent Paul Spaventa was contacted for his response to the comments about the teaching positions posted on ClearysNotebook. “I don’t respond to blog comments. And I cannot under the law (Privacy Act) respond to issues regarding personnel.”

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Governor Corzine is heading to Israel this weekend for trade talks with various Israeli leaders and businessmen.

NJ court dumps town laws limiting sex offenders
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
By JEFFREY GOLD | AP Writer NEWARK, NJ - An appeals has rejected laws in two New Jersey towns that placed tight restrictions on where sex offenders could ...

Freeholders denounce dredging project
Gloucester County Times - - Woodbury,NJ,USA
The proposal to deepen the channel from the base of the Ben Franklin Bridge to Cape May Point is a $379 million project with a timeline of about five years. ...