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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Holmdel, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Holmdel

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Holmdel:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Fundraising Underway For Football Player From Holmdel's Vianney

Aaron Van Trease, a senior at Saint John Vianney school in Holmdel, suffered a spinal injury during a football game last week.HOLMDEL, NJ — A GoFundMe site has been established for Saint John Vianney's Aaron Van Trease as he continues his recovery from a neck injury be sustained in a football game last week."On Sept. 23, at Friday night’s football game, the unthinkable happened to the most loving, well-mannered, respectful young man," the site said.Van Trease, an 18-year-old senior at the school s...

Aaron Van Trease, a senior at Saint John Vianney school in Holmdel, suffered a spinal injury during a football game last week.

HOLMDEL, NJ — A GoFundMe site has been established for Saint John Vianney's Aaron Van Trease as he continues his recovery from a neck injury be sustained in a football game last week.

"On Sept. 23, at Friday night’s football game, the unthinkable happened to the most loving, well-mannered, respectful young man," the site said.

Van Trease, an 18-year-old senior at the school suffered a severe spinal cord injury (SCI) and was airlifted to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the fractured vertebrae, the site noted.

Lindsay Scollo of Manasquan is the organizer of the site.

"As Aaron begins his recovery in the hospital, we all remain hopeful that he will regain the strength and mobility he once had," she wrote.

Reach the fundraising site here. Information on the site indicates more than $50,000 has already been raised.

"Anyone who knows Aaron can attest to his determination and incredible ambition. There is no doubt that Aaron will bring that same tenacity and commitment to his rehab and recovery," the site posted.

"In an effort to organize the beautiful outpouring of love and support, we feel it is best to start this fundraiser for Aaron and his parents, Richard and Deborah. They are the kind of people who will give you the shirt off their back, and have always been there to provide support when family, friends or neighbors are in need.

"Now, this is our opportunity to reciprocate in helping the Van Trease family on their road to recovery," the site says.

"All funds raised will support Aaron’s recovery. This may include medical expenses, rehabilitation, modifications to home/vehicles, accommodation/travel and any other support required for Aaron’s ongoing recovery," the site says.

On its Facebook site late Wednesday, the school again thanked the community for its thoughts and prayers for Aaron and his family. Margaret Kane principal of the private Catholic school, has called for the prayers from the community ever since the accident happened.

"The outpouring of support has been tremendous for Aaron and his family," the school site said.

St. John Vianney High School will also be selling T-shirts to support Aaron and all monies will be donated to him for his recovery. The T-shirt will cost $20 and students can purchase shirts during lunch next week, the school said.

Anyone interested in purchasing merchandise to support this fundraiser can do so at this link.

The senior quarterback was seriously injured during a game last Friday night during the first quarter of the game against Manasquan.

After his injury, he told head coach Jeff Papcun: "Don't worry about me. Go win this game." SJV won the game 32-0 and the words are now on the school Facebook site.

Founded in 1969, Saint John Vianney High School is a Catholic college preparatory school located in Holmdel and operated by the Diocese of Trenton, according to the school website.

"Please continue to keep Aaron and his family in your prayers as he moves forward with his recovery," the school has asked.

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Injured Quarterback From Manasquan Surrounded By Support

Kind words from NFL players, local fundraisers, a mural at Holmdel's St. John Vianney High School: Everyone's rooting for Aaron Van Trease.MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — Aaron Van Trease, the high school quarterback injured last month in an at-home game for Holmdel's Saint John Vianney, has a lot of people in his corner.The 18-year-old senior is still in the hospital in New Brunswick, recovering from a spinal injury he suffered during a play in the Sept. 23 game.But he's enjoying all the love coming his way - whether from...

Kind words from NFL players, local fundraisers, a mural at Holmdel's St. John Vianney High School: Everyone's rooting for Aaron Van Trease.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ — Aaron Van Trease, the high school quarterback injured last month in an at-home game for Holmdel's Saint John Vianney, has a lot of people in his corner.

The 18-year-old senior is still in the hospital in New Brunswick, recovering from a spinal injury he suffered during a play in the Sept. 23 game.

But he's enjoying all the love coming his way - whether from fundraisers, school support or, lately, words of encouragement from some of the greats from the NFL.

He just got a video greeting from some top players who wanted to make sure Aaron knew the football world was concerned for him and rooting for him. The full video can be found on the Saint John Vianney Facebook site.

The school thanked Tiki Barber, Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Brian Baldinger, Chad Brown, Kurt Warner and Rob Gronkowski for all their words of encouragement to the school's quarterback.

Barber noted all the support of family and friends flowing Aaron's way.

Van Trease is a football player, Barber said. "And you know what it is to go through adversity and fight through it," Barber told him.

Local news stations have focused on Aaron's story too.

Here's a link to a video from News 12 New Jersey about the Aaron.

And his parents also spoke to CBS News New York to express their appreciation for all the support - "overwhelming support" they said, for their son.

He's been "a pleasure to raise over these 18 years," his mother Debra told the news station. "It breaks our heart to see him like this right now, but he will ... he will come through," she said in the interview.

Back at Saint John Vianney, the school just posted a picture of a mural painted by Jaclyn Agnello's art class in honor of Van Trease. Agnello is a former student there. You can see the bold, graphic outdoor wall mural on the school's Facebook site. And T-shirts with Aaron's #18 can be purchased there too. And former New York Giant Leonard Marshall spoke to the football team last week, according to the school's Facebook site.

And in the Manasquan area there are a multitude of local fundraisers - all to help the Van Trease family with medical expenses for Aaron, their only child.

Neighbor Lindsay Scollo had started a GoFundMe site a couple of weeks ago. It now has raised over $146,000.

She said on Friday she has been amazed and grateful for the support shown to the family - support that she said has brought the community together in many ways.

"People are really rooting for him. Aaron has lots of great people in his corner," Scollo said.

She mentioned a few fundraisers in which the establishments will donate portions of proceeds to the Van Trease family. Here are some upcoming dates:

On Monday, Oct. 10, locations of Tacoholics from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On Oct. 15, Jimmy's Cucina in Brielle.

On Oct. 7 Bubbakoos Burritos in Manasquan raised funds all day, Scollo said.

Debi's Signs in Lacey donated vinyl football helmet logos and vinyl car stickers in support of Aaron, she said.

Scollo added that batch in Manasquan, a coffee shop, had been selling special football-shaped cookies with AVT 18 from Sand & Sugar in Spring Lake to support the cause.

And teams in the Shore conference are also showing their support for the family and for Vianney.

Manchester recently raised $1,100 at a "touchdown bucket" fundraiser that usually goes toward team expenses but this time went to the Van Trease family.

The Point Pleasant Boro football team is hosting a car wash to raise funds for the family. The car wash is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at ME Sabosik Associates, 2319 Bridge Ave.

Scollo said the storeowners in Manasquan have let her put up flyers for the Jimmy's Cucina event in their windows - just another example of the community coming together.

"They're helping to keep Aaron at the forefront of everyone's thoughts and prayers," she said.

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Boys soccer: Holmdel holds off Wall to claim Central Jersey Group 2 title

Senior Colin Hynes’ first-half goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win for second-seeded Holmdel over eighth-seeded Wall in the sectional championship of the Central Jersey Group 2 bracket in Holmdel.Holmdel won its first title since 2018.“I’m incredibly proud of these guys,” said Holmdel coach Matt Isaacson. “A lot of them were part of the sectional run last year and we fell just short in the finals and a lot of them remembered that feeling.”Holmdel lost to Rumson-Fair Haven 2-1 in last yea...

Senior Colin Hynes’ first-half goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win for second-seeded Holmdel over eighth-seeded Wall in the sectional championship of the Central Jersey Group 2 bracket in Holmdel.

Holmdel won its first title since 2018.

“I’m incredibly proud of these guys,” said Holmdel coach Matt Isaacson. “A lot of them were part of the sectional run last year and we fell just short in the finals and a lot of them remembered that feeling.”

Holmdel lost to Rumson-Fair Haven 2-1 in last year’s championship game.

“We came into today’s game as hungry as any team to earn the sectional title and they got the job done,” Isaacson said.

Sophomore Stepan Kapranov assisted on the winner after dribbling 20 yards up the middle of the park before laying off a pinpoint pass to Hynes, who fired the ball in the upper right hand corner of the net for the lead and eventual victory.

“We fought the entire 80 minutes and we give credit to a class act program, Holmdel, probably the hardest-working team in the state,” said Wall coach Gary Linstra. “Proud of my team’s effort and thankful to be able to coach this group.”

The boys’ state finals will be on Nov. 13 at Franklin High School in Somerset.

“We’re going to enjoy this for the weekend,” Isaacson said, “but this team knows they’re capable of making a run for the overall Group 2 championship as well so we’ll be back to work on Monday.”

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This Immersive Halloween Attraction in Holmdel, NJ is a Must-Visit

One of the best parts about this time of year is all of the scary + spooky activities to do locally — and a brand new Halloween attraction has joined the local New Jersey scene. A popular Los Angeles Halloween attraction is opening its second location, located at 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel, NJ. Haunt O’ Ween is an immersive Halloween experience presented by Experiential Supply Co. and Fever. Visitors can expect da...

One of the best parts about this time of year is all of the scary + spooky activities to do locally — and a brand new Halloween attraction has joined the local New Jersey scene. A popular Los Angeles Halloween attraction is opening its second location, located at 101 Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel, NJ. Haunt O’ Ween is an immersive Halloween experience presented by Experiential Supply Co. and Fever. Visitors can expect dance offs, a Pumpkin Tunnel, Moonlight Magic (where you can make your own potions), $1 million dollars’ worth of candy, and so many more spooky elements. The family-friendly adventure opened at the end of September and will remain open to the public through October 31st. Read on to learn more about Haunt O’ Ween in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Haunt ‘O Ween originated in Los Angeles in 2020 and is put on by Experiential Supply, an award-winning company that is known for turning films such as “IT: Chapter 2,” “The LEGO Movie,” and “Smallfoot” into a large-scale, immersive experience. After becoming successful in L.A., the team decided to bring the experience to Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ for the first time.

“New Jersey was perfect for multiple reasons. The obvious one is that I grew up in Wall Township, so I knew the area well, but really, the main driver was the fact that we get really excited about bringing large scale productions to the markets that don’t necessarily see them all the time,” Jasen Smith, Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Experiential Supply Co., told The Hoboken Girl exclusively.

“We love what Bell Works is at its core and the sense of community it has where people work, play, entertain, exercise, and hang out. Our experience and model of all ages-themed entertainment aligned really well with what [the community] is doing,” he continued.

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Haunt O’ Ween has taken over 200,000 square feet at 101 Crawfords Corner Road, and it’s a replica of the Los Angeles version.

“We’ve gone from six worlds to nine brand new environments flooded with more interactivity, immersive moments, performances, and fun,” Jasen explained, referring to the expansion from the previous year. “I’d like to think we’ve created one of the most unique and well-rounded Halloween experiences you will find in the country.”

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Per the press release, “Haunt O’ Ween lets guests adventure through the massive grounds with thousands of photo ops, over 25 live character performers that they can engage and interact with, face painting, rides, games, trick-or-treating, dancing, and more.” Additionally, there’s live music, stunt performances and pumpkin carving. And, of course, there’s loads of sweets to pick up (the organizers spent almost $1 million on candy alone!).

The experiences throughout Haunt O’ Ween include Beyond the Grave Rave (where you can participate in a dance off), Pumpkin Tunnel, Town of Hauntoween, The Fantastic Fair, Moonlight Magic (where you can make your own potions), Funnybones Ranch (skeletons galore), Hidden Hollows, and Ghoul Town. Even though tickets are purchased in half hour increments, there is no time limit, so guests can stay for hours at a time.

^ A map of Haunt O’ Ween NJ 2022

“We want our guests to take their time, explore and adventure with their families,” Jasen explained. “Spend as much time as you’d like across the almost 200,000-square-foot experience. You’re the director of your experience and there’s so many exciting moments happening all around you!”

Tickets for Haunt O’ Ween can be purchased on Fever, the global entertainment discovery platform. Tickets for general admission are $40.00 or guests can purchase a group bundle (minimum of 10 people) for $36 per person. Children under the age of 2 are free.

^ Look out for the spooky decorations and scary entertainers!

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The one-of-a-kind Halloween experience opened starting September 30th and will remain open until Halloween on October 31st. Hours of operation vary per day. Food and drinks (for both kids and adults) will be available for purchase.

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Election 2022: Alicia Unusan, Holmdel Board of Education

Patch is asking school board candidates to share their views on the issues. Candidate Alicia Unusan of Holmdel presents her ideas.HOLMDEL, NJ — Alicia Unusan is one of eight candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Holmdel Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.Unusan is part of the Education F...

Patch is asking school board candidates to share their views on the issues. Candidate Alicia Unusan of Holmdel presents her ideas.

HOLMDEL, NJ — Alicia Unusan is one of eight candidates seeking three full-term seats on the Holmdel Board of Education in the Nov. 8 general election.

In these profiles, based on questions provided, the candidates give voters background about themselves and their positions on the issues. Patch is publishing individual profiles leading up to the election.

Unusan is part of the Education First slate that includes candidates Mathew Weisfeld and Joanne Lam and, as its name suggests, is advocating for more emphasis on a challenging curriculum in the district. Unusan also is concerned about the environment of the school and such issues as bullying. "Specifically, more needs to be done about the curriculum, budgeting, and bullying that is crippling our educational environment," she says.

Read more from candidate Alicia Unusan:

Name: Alicia Unusan

Age: 46

Town of residence: Holmdel

Position sought: Holmdel Board of Education

Are you an incumbent or have previous school board or civic experience? No

Do you have a campaign designation or slate? Education First

Campaign website: www.holmdeleducationfirst.org

Family: Husband, Eso; and two children, Greyson, 10 and Ellery, 5

Education: B.A., Manhattan College; M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

Occupation: Mother and freelancer in corporate voiceovers

Why do you want to run for the school board and what in your experience or background prepares you for election:

I am a mother of two students, one at Indian Hill and one at Village School. I have my master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and I believe that we need a renewed focus on our children’s emotional and social wellness.

I want my children to know that I did everything to improve the current educational climate. As a class parent, member of the PLG and PSA, as well as a Board appointed member of the PSA, I have encountered a lack of infrastructure, policies, rules, and procedures that are wreaking havoc on the teachers and students and ultimately impacting the education that our students are receiving.

From bullying on the bus and rampant cell phone usage in the classrooms, to a lack of enrichment classes and underdeveloped STEAM programs, our schools have become chaotic and disorganized and the goal of education has become secondary to managing behavioral issues and creating infrastructure.

The former board allowed many supervisory roles to be moved back and forth in a damaging game of musical chairs and allowed a temporary superintendent to play chess with our students for 18 months.

The newly appointed members have shown promise and are poised to improve Holmdel schools for our students. They need more like-minded members who value education over all else to join them in their endeavors. Specifically, more needs to be done about the curriculum, budgeting, and bullying that is crippling our educational environment. Children do not learn if they do not feel safe.

As an individual who has an advanced degree in the sciences, I value the structure and formality of my educational experience and realize the benefits of a positive school culture.

Slates of candidates:

Our slate is Education First. Mat Weisfeld, Joanne Lam, and I are all committed to restoring a cutting-edge STEM/STEAM curriculum that will rival that of the Tech schools, improving fiscal transparency for taxpayers and students alike, and restoring a positive school culture in this post-pandemic society, in order to put education first for our students and their futures.

We believe that a board member should be proficient and experienced in real-world matters in order to vote on them. Each of us brings forth experience and know-how in the current issues facing Holmdel public schools today.

Issues:

Holmdel Elementary school specials like STEM and Language are given once per school cycle, which means students are only receiving them at most three times a month. The curriculum is outdated and not up to current tech standards at rival schools. Some teachers have 600 students per semester. They have admitted to me that they don’t recognize my student and say they are overwhelmed.

Student behavior is at an all-time low with cell phone usage during testing, fights in the bathrooms, defacement of school property, and children feeling isolated and bullied by their peers. The bus ride to and from school has become a battle zone, with students fighting other students as well as the bus drivers. Parents and students no longer feel safe, yet our Board of Education has scored themselves highly on the NJ Anti-bullying Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) annual self-assessment.

With a school budget of over $60 million, students should not be told that we cannot afford to educate them at a certain level nor should we be saying we cannot afford to take measures to keep them safe on their school bus. Yet this is exactly what our administrators are saying. We need to know where our tax dollars are going and assure taxpayers that we will not be raising their taxes due to a deficit in accounting.

What changes or improvements do you see for the district that could enhance educational life and is there a way you might accomplish that?

(1) Renew the focus on a superior academic experience with more STEM/advanced courses, balanced with sports and enrichment programs,

(2) Effectively spend our tax dollars to prevent any unnecessary property tax increases, and

(3) Develop a positive school culture in a safe and healthy environment for our kids andeducators. Some specific examples for item 3 above:

Candidates for Holmdel Township Board of Education:

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