Office of Superintendent of SchoolsSuperintendent of Schools
John Scavelli, Jr.
856-983-1800, Ext. 5010
Secretary to the Superintendent
856-983-1800, Ext. 5010
Welcome to the website of the Evesham Township School District. Our district includes preschool through eighth grade. We are one of the largest elementary school districts in southern New Jersey, located approximately twenty miles east of Philadelphia. We have six elementary schools and two middle schools with a total enrollment of approximately 4,400 students. We invite you to browse through this website where you will find a great deal of wonderful information about our schools and district.
Our schools offer state of the art instructional programs and facilities. We provide a wide range of outstanding curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to meet the needs of all students. We work closely with the community to enhance the educational experiences provided for the students. Each school has an active PTA or PTO, enthusiastic teaching staff and very dedicated support staff. We are very proud of our students and the wonderful staff who guide the children toward excellence in education.
A Message from the Superintendent
Our students have completed many wonderful events and projects since our last newsletter. I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of our classrooms across the district and enjoy spending time with our students and staff.
In December, each of our schools held instrumental and/or vocal concerts. All of the students and staff involved in these performances did an outstanding job! The concerts were a pleasure to watch and enjoyed by all who attended.
In January, the winter theme was integrated into many of our primary grade classrooms. Three of our elementary schools held LEAD graduations for fifth-grade students who completed this drug and alcohol awareness program. See the district spotlight in this publication for more on this program.
The end of January marked the half-way point of the school year. Teachers administered various mid-year assessments that are used to document growth and inform instruction for our students. The actual 100th day was celebrated in mid-February in various primary grades across the district. I encourage you to visit our school websites for more information on the various school events.
At the January 24 board meeting, the preliminary 2019-2020 budget information was presented. Unfortunately, our school district will experience a significant reduction in state aid funding over the next several years. This adds another challenge to an already difficult process, but we anticipate our overall spending to decrease. We have worked hard to create a spending plan that meets the needs of our students, maintaining lower class sizes and all instructional programs for the upcoming year. These include core subjects, related arts, and specialized programs.
Although the preliminary budget calls for reduced spending on supplies, non-instructional equipment and capital projects, it does continue to upgrade technology hardware such as interactive whiteboards and security cameras. In addition, we will be updating our mathematics resources and related materials.
Governor Murphy will be providing his state budget address in early March, and state aid numbers will be released shortly thereafter. We are planning to hold a special board meeting on March 12, at DeMasi School beginning at 7:00 p.m. to provide a budget update and approve the tentative budget for submission to the NJ Department of Education.
Additional information regarding the budget is posted on this website.
District Goals 2017-2019To review the District Goals 2017-2019, please click on the following link: District Goals 2017-2019.Evesham Education Foundation
The Evesham Education Foundation is an independent, non-political, non-profit organization established in 1995 to support excellence in education. The 15 member board is made up of business leaders, concerned parents and educators. All contribute their time and experience overseeing fundraising events and making sure that 100% of the money raised is used exclusively to fund programs that have proven value. Over the years the Evesham Education Foundation has supported several school district initiatives including CAPPS (Coordinated Arts Program for Primary Students), Genesis Counseling Program, and Metamorphosis Program. In addition, the foundation has expanded their support to include funding for middle school athletic uniforms and two academic summer programs. The summer programs are a literacy support program for incoming second and third graders and a Tier III enrichment extension program for gifted and talented students. Tax deductible donations to the Evesham Education Foundation can be made by visiting their website: www.EveshamEducationFoundation.org or checks can be sent to Evesham Education Foundation, 25 South Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ 08053. For further information, contact Karl Eckstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 856-988-2517.
John Scavelli, Jr. has been a critical part of the Evesham Township School District administration since 2007. Mr. Scavelli served as the Assistant Superintendent for Business under Superintendent Patricia Lucas from 2007 - 2010. On March 1, 2010 Mr. Scavelli became the Evesham Township Superintendent when Mrs. Lucas retired.
Mr. Scavelli has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in School Business Administration from Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University. He holds a teaching certificate in Mathematics, as well as certifications for School Business Administrator and School Administrator.
Mr. Scavelli began his career in education in 1988 at Pitman High School teaching Mathematics. His administrative career began in 1991 when he became the first School Business Administrator for what was then the newly formed Special Services School District in Salem County. Prior to his arrival in Evesham, Mr. Scavelli worked in the Franklin Township School District for almost 12 years, the last three as superintendent.
Invitation To Be a Partner
The successes of the Evesham Township School District would not be possible without the partnership of our fantastic parents and community members. We invite you to attend our many school functions, become a part of our PTA/PTO organization, volunteer in the schools, join our e-news subscribers and view our website. We look forward to working closely with you and having you as an integral part of our school system.