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Central Regional School Year Ends Today

Last day of school, high school graduation on tap for tonight

The heat is on and so is the Central Regional High School graduation ceremony.

The event gets under way on the football field at 6 p.m. tonight. Today is the last day of school.

Central Regional High School and Middle School are finishing up the year earlier than most school districts in the state. Schools Superintendent Triantafillos "Tom" Parlapanides says there's a reason for that.

June is the most expensive month for air conditioning the two schools, especially the mammoth high school which Parlapanides jokes is the "largest ranch house in Ocean County."

It costs several hundred dollars a day to cool the two school buildings. So district officials decided to trim some vacation breaks during the school year to close earlier, Parlapanides said.

The extra three weeks in June also gives Central Regional High School students an early start on grabbing jobs for the summer, he said.

"My students now have more opportunities for employment since they can start sooner than all other high school students in Ocean County," Parlapanides said.

The traditional week-long spring break was cut to two days and other breaks were also pared, he said.

"The schedule also added more educational days leading up to state-mandated testing, giving our students an advantage," Parlapanides said.

The district will also save on energy costs by cutting back to four 10-hour days during the the week and shutting everything down on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, he said.

Berkeley Patch will have full coverage of the high school graduation ceremony, including a story, photo gallery and the names of the graduates.

Seaside River June 09, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Jose Deer- Look who is talking - you leech! Your going to MY school - again another FREE day for you. I love ladies who take on a masculine screen name. I've read between the lines, you have a great school but it is too far to travel. . . . BOO HOO HOO - much too inconvenient for the rich. Can't wait to get your rateables-
Jose Deer June 09, 2011 at 02:02 AM
i pay outrageous property taxes and send no one to your schools, so have no idea what you are foolishly blabbering about.....why are you even sticking your nose in Berkeley affairs
skizma June 09, 2011 at 10:10 AM
Jose Deer...you again show what a chicken you are by going after the children and educators. That type of person chooses children because they cannot face the real adults. I knew you didn't like your property taxes....duhhh duhhh. But, if you live in SSP, your income is proportionate to your property value. Sooooo.....how else would you like to pay? Oh...you don't want to pay. Go to an island somewhere. You are a belligerent individual, male or female. You must pay taxes....get over it. Grow up. Quit sounding like an idiot and attacking children and educators. Again....take your problem to Trenton about the funding issue. But, because you evidently have money, you are not going to like any solution. Period. You just don't want to pay. Period. You are something.
Seaside River June 09, 2011 at 10:17 PM
Deer - As long as your nose and hands are in TR I will keep my nose in SSP. Hope you enjoyed ANOTHER FREE day of education. Must be nice!
Missyfromcentral June 09, 2011 at 11:56 PM
Skizma and Seaside River BRAVO!!

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