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UPDATE JAN. 26 12:10 PM:
Due to worsening weather conditions, the Glen Rock Public School District will be closed Tuesday, January 27.  All before school, after school and evening activities and programs are canceled.  All meetings, athletics and co-curricular activities are canceled.  The Preschool Disabled Classes are canceled.  All community school programs, including Before Care and After Care, Tots Preschool, Kindergarten Plus, and daytime and evening classes are canceled.  High school students are reminded  that Tuesday’s Period 1 and 2 mid-terms will begin on Wednesday.
TODAY, JAN. 26
Due to the predicted storm, all Glen Rock Public Schools will close for students and staff following today's scheduled early dismissal. All after school and evening activities, athletics and the After Care Program are
canceled. The BOE meeting is canceled and rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 8 PM in the GRHS cafeteria. GRHS and GRMS will dismiss at 12:26 p.m.
Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:33 p.m.
Community School - The After Care program is canceled and parents are asked to pick up their children at 12:33 p.m. from the school. Afternoon Tots Preschool classes are canceled. 
 
GR BOE meeting rescheduled for Feb. 2
Due to the inclement weather, the January 26, 2015 Regular Board Meeting for the Glen Rock Board of Education has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the GRHS/MS Cafeteria. 
Board of Education

Welcome to the Glen Rock Board of Education webpage!

Please check the calendar on the right-hand side of the page for important dates. Check below for important files and announcements. Click here for a listing of board agendas and minutes.

The Board will commence all meetings at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Dario Valcarcel Media Center, 400 Hamilton Avenue, for the purposes of recessing to Closed Work Session and will reconvene the Regular Board Meeting at 8 p.m. Closed Work Session may occur before or after the Regular Board Meeting when necessary.

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Board Announcements
GR BOE meeting rescheduled for Feb. 2
Due to the inclement weather, the January 26, 2015 Regular Board Meeting for the Glen Rock Board of Education has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the GRHS/MS Cafeteria.
2015 Reorganization Meeting

















The Board of Education held its Reorganization Meeting on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Board Secretary Michael Rinderknecht administered the oath of office to trustees Rona McNabola, Randi Blumberg and Robin Rubinstein, who were re-elected to full three-year terms as a result of the school election on Nov. 4, 2014.

As president pro-tem, Mr. Rinderknecht asked for nominations for president of the board. Barbara Steuert nominated Ms. McNabola, who was then unanimously elected by her fellow trustees. As president, Ms. McNabola asked for nominations for vice president. Ms. Rubinstein nominated Sanjiv Ohri. Mr. Ohri was elected unanimously.
Enrollment Projection & Facility Utilization Study
At the public session on Dec. 15, Ross Haber of Ross Haber Associates presented an enrollment projection and facility utilization study to assist senior administration and the BOE in determining the feasibility of full-day kindergarten in the district.
Click here for the complete report.
GREF Grant

At the Glen Rock BOE meeting on Dec. 15, the Glen Rock Education Foundation extended a $250 grant to the district in support of the Challenge Success program, which will take place on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Glen Rock High School. BOE President Sheldon Hirschberg and Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti accept the donation from GREF President Robert Burslem, Public Relations Officer Mona Milbrodt and Secretary Karyn Stephenson.
BOE Newsletter

The BOE's "Rock Talk" December, 2014 eNewsletter
is now available.
Click here to download your copy.


TEACHERS RECOGNIZED

Teachers of the Year Recognized

Glen Rock’s Teachers of the Year were acknowledged at the June 9 Glen Rock Board of Education meeting. The honorees and their building administrators are (from left) GRMS Assistant Principal Brian Pepe, GRMS Media Specialist Lauren Mitchell, Byrd School fourth grade teacher Cynthia Lota, Byrd School Principal Dr. Linda Weber, Coleman School Principal Dawn Cappadona, Central School Music teacher Linda McElroy, Central School Principal Krista LaCroix, Hamilton School Art teacher Kim Menke, Hamilton School Principal Irene Pierides, GRHS Principal John Arlotta and District Teacher of the Year GRHS Social Studies teacher Kathleen Walter. (Missing are Kathleen Caffrey, Coleman fifth grade teacher, and Patricia Mahoney, GRHS English teacher.)


TRUSTEE NEWS

Barbara Steuert named 'Master Board Member'

Glen Rock Board of Education member Barbara Steuert was one of 68 trustees from across the state to earn the designation of Master Board Member through the New Jersey School Board Association’s Board Member Academy. To achieve the rank of Master Board Member, a person must first obtain the designation of Certificated Board Member and then earn 20 additional credits. The training addresses the issues of leadership, school/community relations, effective meetings, strategic planning, group dynamics, board member ethics, school finance, labor relations and school law. Steuert (at left) is congratulated by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paula Valenti on her achievement as a member of the NJSBA’s “Class of 2014.” Steuert was first elected to the BOE in 1987 and has served a number of terms as both president and vice president.
Community Planning Jan. 25, 2014
On Jan. 25, 2014, the Glen Rock Board of Education hosted a Community Planning meeting to provide for stakeholder input into the district's planning for the next three years. A representative cross-section of community members shared their insights and ideas for the future of the school district. Through a series of small and large group activities these participants clarified and updated the district's mission statement; defined the foundational beliefs of the district; identified goal areas in support of the mission; and offered strategies that will lead to the achievement of those goals. The meeting was facilitated by Sousa & Stern Educational Consultants. Please click here for a copy of their follow-up presentation to the BOE on March 24.

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Important Documents
 District Information
Includes Evaluation Information
Glen Rock has fewer than 10 principals
 2014-15 User Friendly Budget.pdf
2014-15 User Friendly Budget
 BOE June 2014 Retreat Report.pdf
A BOE Retreat was conducted June 15, 2014. This report includes an update from the Superintendent of Schools on the 2013 -14 District Goals and puts forth Board and District Goals developed during the Retreat under the direction of Stern & Sousa Consultants for 2014 - 2015.
 GR BOE Community Plan Report 1-2014.pdf
GR January 25, 2014 Community Planning Report
 NJ QSAC SOA 2012-2013 Signed Statement of Assurance.pdf
Annually the chief school administrator and the board of education must determine whether all items of the Statement of Assurance have been completed.
General Information

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