Meet the WOBOE candidates

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Meet West Orange Board of Education candidates Ken Alper and Chris Diaz on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Valley Arts, 400 S. Jefferson St. in Orange. The event will be moderated by Cindy Matute Brown. The forum is sponsored by West Orange Cares About Schools, the West Orange African […]

Year-to-year PARCC scores show change

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education was presented with results of the PARCC standardized testing at its Oct. 16 meeting. This is the first year that year-to-year results — from 2015 and 2016 — could be compared. Students from third through 11th grade took the state-mandated test in English language arts […]

Municipal ID ordinance passes 4-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council approved on second reading an ordinance to create a municipal identification program at its Oct. 3 meeting, with Councilwoman Michelle Casalino again casting the only opposing vote. The ordinance had been through several rounds of revisions before passing on first reading at the Sept. 19 meeting, […]

BOE lauds Edison Central Six staff for strides made

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education officially acknowledged that Thomas A. Edison Middle School’s “focus school” status has been removed and was notified that the school had met all eligibility requirements as of June 30. New Jersey defines a focus school as having “the overall lowest subgroup performance, a graduation rate […]

Sodexo and school district help out local food pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Sodexo, the food service provider for the West Orange School District, answered a call for help from the Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry and provided several cases of food to be distributed to its members. Board of Education member Laura Lab saw a post on social media started by residents and […]

Salimbeno to helm new pre-school named for colleague

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange School District’s pre-school program will open its doors to young children and parents on Wednesday, Sept. 6, when the new school year begins at a new location: The Life Christian Church on Northfield Avenue. Moving from Kelly and Redwood elementary schools, 70 pre-school students will now be attending […]

New pre-school to be named the Betty Maddalena Early Learning Center

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Board of Education recently announced that its members have finalized a lease agreement with The Life Christian Church on Northfield Avenue and will be moving the school district’s pre-school program from Kelly Elementary School to the new facility. “For many years, and through several boards, the West Orange […]

BOE remembers Warren Fuller

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It is with great sadness that the members of the West Orange Board of Education acknowledge the passing of former BOE member Warren Fuller on July 31. Fuller served the community from 1996-2004 with great distinction. He was a Certified Board Leader, receiving the highest accommodation from New Jersey School Boards […]

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