Merklinger and Trigg-Scales sworn in to their first terms on Board of Ed.
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education kicked off the new year at its reorganization meeting on Jan. 7 at West Orange High School, swearing in two new members and electing a new president and vice president. Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales took the seats previously held by former board members Ron […]
Special services director updates BOE on changes being implemented, proposed following audit
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Kristin Gogerty, the West Orange School District’s Director of Special Services, detailed updates to the district’s special services department at the West Orange Board of Education meeting on Dec. 11. The changes stem from the results of a special education audit presented in January; Gogerty and staff in the department have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How did West Orange vote in the Nov. 6 general election?
WEST ORANGE, NJ — After nearly a month of waiting with bated breath, Essex County Clerk Chris Durkin has certified the county’s results from the Nov. 6 election. In addition to answers about how each town voted in myriad elections, there is now a final answer as to who won the very close Board of […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mt. Pleasant Elementary School students and staff gathered on the front lawn of the school on Nov. 4 to dedicate a tree, bench and mural in honor of Henry Chang Jr., a student at the school who died in July after battling cancer. The Japanese maple tree is marked by a […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education election was simply too close to call election night, but the unofficial results, as of Nov. 9, show that Cheryl Merklinger and Terry Trigg-Scales will take the two open seats on the BOE. In this very close race, with just three challengers running for the […]
WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents will be voting in two new members to the West Orange Board of Education on Nov. 6, casting their ballots for two of the three challengers running for election. Cheryl Merklinger, Jeremias Salinas and Terry Trigg-Scales all shared the direction they want to see the school district head in the […]
After unanimous Board of Ed. vote on Oct. 19, Rutzky ceases being WO superintendent that midnight
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 […]