Board OKs strategic plan and actions

WOBOE approves revised plan to improve academics, safety

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 26, the West Orange Board of Education unanimously approved the revised district strategic plan and corresponding action items, which emphasize the goal of improving student achievement during the next five years. The revised plan and actions, devised and presented by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky and Assistant Superintendent Eveny de […]

Mayor, district: Edison Village will not overload schools

Some say the development will overcrowd the schools

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Representatives from the township, school district and Prism Capital Partners are saying the first phase of the Edison Village project will not have a major impact on local schools when people move into the mixed-use project’s residential units. Though the first phase of the project includes a total of 333 apartments, […]

Gregory School traffic upgrades appear to be working

Gregory accident doesn’t appear to be related to bus loop

Gregory School traffic upgrades appear to be working

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The controversial bus driveway and kiss-and-go lane that were constructed at Gregory Elementary School during the summer are operating as efficiently as hoped for, according to school officials. Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky told the West Orange Chronicle that the school’s four large buses have been able to move into and […]

Teachers’ union protests lack of contract

Tenured teachers boycott Back to School Nights, demand new contract with pay raises, respect

Teachers’ union protests lack of contract

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The tenured teachers of the West Orange Education Association are not attending their Back to School Nights in order to raise awareness about the negotiations dispute that has left them working without a contract for more than a year as well as what they feel has been disrespectful treatment on behalf […]

WOEA calls for fair pay, respect

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is the condensed form of a statement given to the West Orange Chronicle from the West Orange Education Association, the teachers’ union, regarding the current dispute with the Board of Education: While we are reluctant to engage the BOE in a tit-for-tat exchange, we would be remiss if we did not reply and […]

BOE desires a fair, manageable agreement

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The following is a statement submitted to the West Orange Chronicle from the Board of Education regarding the current dispute with the West Orange Education Association, the teachers’ union: The Board of Education and administration absolutely value our staff but need to find a fair and equitable agreement for all parties […]

Departmentalization, new standards come to WOSD

WOSD continues work to modernize WO education

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Most West Orange students who recently returned to school were met with new initiatives designed to improve their learning experience and better prepare them for the future. The West Orange School District this year implemented departmentalization for grades four and five, meaning students at those levels will now report to multiple […]

Chief Gregory construction completed

Prior to school starting, addition of kiss-and-go lane and bus loop is finished at Gregory School

Chief Gregory construction completed

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The long-debated bus driveway and parking lot expansion at Gregory Elementary School is now largely completed, though a few relatively minor items still have to be installed. Leonard Lepore, the township engineer, said all the work necessary to construct the looping driveway in front of the school and the enlarged staff […]

Sue Freivald withdraws from WOBOE race

WEST ORANGE, NJ — And the number drops to six. West Orange resident Susan Freivald announced Sept. 7 that she is withdrawing from the race for the two open West Orange Board of Education seats. This leaves six candidates in the race; they are: incumbents Mark Robertson and Sandra Mordecai, and challengers Chris Diaz, Tanya […]