WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WOSD implements changes for better diversity, equity

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education heard a presentation from the Diversity, Equity and Access Committee at its Aug. 31 meeting. Acting Chairwoman Kimya Jackson, the assistant principal at Redwood Elementary School, said that during the summer the committee created a student survey focused on race. Students will take the survey […]

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

West Orange students to begin school year virtually

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Following the presentation of the preliminary school reopening plan at a West Orange Board of Education meeting in July, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and a panel of other school officials held a virtual town hall on Aug. 6, revisiting the plan and introducing changes. The plan that the BOE will […]

WOSD drafts plan for return to school

WOSD drafts plan for return to school

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education discussed the path back to reopening schools in the fall at its July 20 meeting. The health and safety of students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority, and the school population will not all return to in-person instruction at the same […]

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WOBOE passes $171.3M budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the school district’s 2020–2021 budget at its May 4 virtual meeting, approving a $171,399,914 budget that will raise taxes by $23.03 per month for the average West Orange resident. Taxes bring in the bulk of the district’s revenue at $141,491,179. The district is […]

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WOBOE passes preliminary budget to increase taxes

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At its last in-person meeting, on March 19, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the preliminary 2020–2021 district budget. With a total of $170,999,914, the budget will raise taxes in West Orange by $22.18 per month, or $266.21 per year, for the average taxpayer. Taxes bring $141,091,179 to the […]

TLCC mobilizes to provide food, supplies to Teaneck food pantry

TLCC mobilizes to provide food, supplies to Teaneck food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Helping Hands Food Pantry of Teaneck had to shutter its doors to the public on March 20, leaving only a phone line open for emergency food distribution. Ten days later, Janice Preschel, co-founder and director of the food pantry, died due to COVID-19 complications. The Life Christian Church, with a congregation […]

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

Township, entire state, close down everyday life to prevent spread of disease

COVID-19 touches down in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township is feeling the effects of COVID-19, the strain of coronavirus that was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. School districts, many businesses and other organizations have closed and schools have moved to online learning for at least two weeks. As of March 19, […]

West Orange School District aids in 2020 Census effort

West Orange School District aids in 2020 Census effort

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District is raising awareness of the 2020 Census, especially during Statistics in Schools Week, which ran March 2 through 6. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Eveny de Mendez has worked with her team of educators to implement directed communication strategies that will help the West Orange […]

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

Faces of Black History Tour visits RMS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 17th annual McDonald’s Salutes Faces of Black History Tour made an appearance at Roosevelt Middle School on Feb. 18. The tour is a free performance, month-long tour consisting of a talented five-member cast that travels to local schools to teach children about the influential figures of black history through music.  […]

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