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Bernards Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday.

An update on the progress of at five of the township's six schools, and a report on options for improving traffic flow this upcoming year at are due to come up at a school board meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

The summer school project is one of the first items on the agenda for the meeting scheduled to be held the Office at 101 Peachtree Road.

School officials also will be discussing intended improvements for traffic flow at the high school that are proposed or definitely planned, including striping to outline lanes and speed humps in front of the high school entrance, school officials said.

The subject will be discussed as part of the board's facilities committee, Schools Superintendent Nick Markarian said on Wednesday.

The school's business administrator, Rod McLaughlin, said the school district already has contacted the county for input on a plan for re-timing a light at the school entrance at the intersection of Lake Avenue and South Finley Avenue.

The possibility of realigning the entire intersection also was explored in a report in late June.

One of the main options being explored is whether buses could be directed to a left-turn loop by the school's new gym to remove buses from the front of the school.

Other options might require more of a funding investment or cooperation from Bernards Township or the county, according to the report.

Thursday's agenda also includes a vote to certify the exact number of Ridge graduates in 2012.

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