BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

BOE hears about curriculum changes, honors placement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez presented the West Orange Board of Education with an update on the curriculum change for the middle school math program and the elementary school English-language arts program at the April 8 BOE meeting. De Mendez also updated the BOE on the middle school honors program, after […]

District presents budget to BOE

Preliminary budget to raise taxes by $151 per year for average homeowner

District presents budget to BOE

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez and Business Administrator John Calavano presented the West Orange School District’s 2019-2020 preliminary budget to the West Orange Board of Education at its March 25 meeting, sharing the budget before submitting it to the county for approval on March 26. The district’s total operating budget for […]

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

Moore unveils plan for traffic safety at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Principal Hayden Moore presented a plan to change the traffic patterns around the school, making morning drop-off safer for students, staff and parents at the Feb. 25 West Orange Board of Education meeting. Moore and the high school administration worked with the West Orange Police Department to […]

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

Board of Education celebrates district accomplishments at special meeting

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District highlights and accomplishments were celebrated in second Parade of Honors Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17. The event was hosted by WOHS Council President Selam Woldai and Vice President Mike Petros. At the meeting, Outstanding Citizenship Awards were given to ChitChat Diner owner Gus Katsanos and […]

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

BOE, WOSD officials discuss health issues in schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange School District administrators updated the West Orange Board of Education and members of the public at the Dec. 11 BOE meeting about the water and air quality in the school buildings, bringing up-to-date results of legionella bacteria testing in all schools and carbon dioxide level testing at West Orange […]

De Mendez gives details on storm response

De Mendez gives details on storm response

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the Nov. 15 snowstorm that wreaked havoc in town at its Nov. 20 meeting, with acting Superintendent Eveny de Mendez explaining the decision not to call for an early dismissal, which resulted in many of the district’s students being stranded on buses for up […]

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

Township and school district staff members go above and beyond

West Orange is epicenter of county traffic delays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The snowstorm on Thursday, Nov. 15, proved a lot more intense than had been anticipated. As a result, it caused havoc in northern New Jersey, as resources were overtaxed, commuters were trapped inside their cars for hours, and students were stranded at school or inside school buses. Essex County saw 6 […]

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

After unanimous Board of Ed. vote on Oct. 19, Rutzky ceases being WO superintendent that midnight

Rutzky resigns, BOE approves separation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education approved a separation agreement with Superintendent Jeffrey Rutzky at a special meeting Oct. 19, in which Rutzky agreed to voluntarily resign effective at midnight that evening. Complying with state law, Rutzky will be paid three months’ salary for each year remaining on his contract, which […]