WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

High school confers diplomas on 524 graduating seniors on June 21 at Codey Arena commencement

WOHS bids farewell to the Class of 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The seats of the Richard J. Codey Arena were packed with family and friends of the 2018 graduating class of West Orange High School on Thursday, June 21. Their cheers and applause echoed throughout the arena as the seniors walked onto the transformed hockey rink, united with their blue caps and […]

Phase I of ‘Legacy Walkway Project’ unveiled at WOHS

Phase I of ‘Legacy Walkway Project’ unveiled at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The first phase of the ongoing “Legacy Walkway Project” was unveiled at West Orange High School as the community gathered to celebrate on June 11. The West Orange High School PTA created the ongoing project to raise funds for the high school. Mayor Robert Parisi, Principal Hayden Moore, Board of Education […]

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

Traffic light at Alisa, PVW is one step closer to completion

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On June 21, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. announced plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Way and Alisa Drive in West Orange. The upgrades to the intersection will enhance pedestrian and motor vehicle safety near West Orange High School and make it easier […]

BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

BOE considers creating consolidated ELL program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education postponed a vote on the English Language Learners Program at its May 21 meeting, after board members decided they want to hear more feedback from parents and community members about the program changes proposed by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Eveny de Mendez and world language […]

BOE to meet to investigate alleged misuse of funds

BOE to meet to investigate alleged misuse of funds

WEST ORANGE, NJ — At the May 21 West Orange Board of Education meeting, a speaker alleged during public speaks that a district employee had misused district funds, prompting a cover-up by Superintendent of Schools Jeffrey Rutzky. According to records made public by the speaker, a Gregory School employee used school funds in 2016 to […]

Board of Education passes preliminary budget

West Orange School District budget for 2018-2019 school year will raise taxes by 1.67 percent

Board of Education passes preliminary budget

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education unanimously passed the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at its May 7 meeting at Liberty Middle School. The preliminary operating budget totals $149,186,427. Salaries make up 63 percent of the district’s operating costs at $94,315,752. Benefits and special education services combined take up approximately 24 percent of […]

BOE hears special ed. action plan update

BOE hears special ed. action plan update

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was updated at its May 7 meeting on the progress of the action plan resulting from the recent special education audit, with a presentation by Kristin Gogerty, the district’s director of special services. An audit of the district’s special education services began last year and […]