Judge denies petition to stop special election for Orange BOE

ORANGE, NJ — Administrative Law Judge Michael Antoniewicz has denied the petition filed by the Orange Board of Education’s special attorney, Stephen Edelstein, to file an injunction to prevent the Orange School District’s change from a Type 1 District with an appointed board to a Type 2 District with an elected board, according to Orange […]

Orange Council insists BOE special election still happening

ORANGE, NJ — The contested Orange Board of Education special election to elect two new members to the current seven-member board, increasing the total membership to nine, is still planned for March 14. Orange voters chose in the November 2016 election to shift from a Type 1 appointed school board to a Type 2 elected […]

Orange BOE files petition to block changeover to elected board

ORANGE, NJ — Although Tuesday, Jan. 31, was the deadline for the Orange Board of Education to add a referendum to the special election ballot on Tuesday, March 14, asking city voters for permission to bond for the $2.5 million that Board of Education President Cristina Mateo said is needed to perform much-needed capital improvements […]

Orange BOE keeps mum about status of bond referendum

ORANGE, NJ — Although the Tuesday, Jan. 31, deadline has passed, there is still no word as to whether the Orange Board of Education has decided to add a referendum to the March 14 special election ballot that will ask voters for permission to bond for $2.5 million that BOE President Cristina Mateo has said […]

New district designation could cost Orange $2.5 million

New district designation could cost Orange $2.5 million

ORANGE, NJ — A special question on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 8, asked the Orange electorate to vote on changing its Board of Education members from those appointed by the mayor to one elected directly by voters. Although fewer than 5,000 of the city’s 15,000 registered voters cast ballots, this special question was passed, […]

BOE election date, time changed, to council president’s chagrin

ORANGE, NJ — In the November 2016 election a majority of voters, including Orange City Council President Donna K. Williams, approved the city’s switch from having a board of education composed of mayoral appointees to elected stakeholders. According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, 3,899 Orange voters, or almost 77 percent of the 5,077 people […]

Search for new superintendent continues in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Former Orange Public Schools Superintendent Ron Lee has retired from the Orange School District after eight years of service at the Orange Board of Education’s regular meeting Tuesday, June 28. According to Lee, there is a difference between resigning and retiring. “One means you’re resigning and going someplace else to work; the […]