Weekly Roundup: ‘Memorial to the Lost,’ Superintendent top this week’s stories

Catch up on the biggest stories in Haddonfield this week.

Residents advocated on behalf of Superintendent Richard Perry, and the “Memorial to the Lost” is catching people’s attention in town. Catch up on everything from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

Residents flood Board of Ed. meeting to advocate for superintendent

Residents flooded public comments with praise for Superintendent Richard Perry at the Thursday, June 22 Board of Education meeting. The speakers discussed a “rumor” circulating throughout town the board was planning to let Perry go, and several became emotional as they discussed the impact Perry has had not only on the schools but on their children. Board president Adam Sangillo said, on an annual basis, the board is tasked with performing a review of the superintendent in which it provides him feedback. Sangillo said he thought the reason many residents came out Thursday night was because Perry has a four-year contract that will come to an end in June 2018.

‘Memorial to the Lost’ creating a dialogue about gun violence

Since its installation the first week of June, the “Memorial to the Lost,” located in front of Haddonfield Friends Cemetery on Haddon Avenue, stops walkers in their tracks, has drivers slowing down and has Doug Campbell replenishing the memorial’s information flyer box every couple of days. Campbell, a member of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee, said the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, the quaker community hosting the memorial, has been inundated with questions about the piece.

Referendum construction starts at Haddonfield schools

In a letter sent to the Haddonfield community, the Board of Education announced that the referendum construction project began on schedule this week. Construction will take place at all four buildings in the school district. Work on air conditioning, masonry and school cafeterias will be addressed during the two year project. Access to facilities will be prohibited at times with areas such as parking lots, tracks, fields and playgrounds being worked on.