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

The Board will commence all meetings atá7 p.m.áin 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 atá8 p.m. Closed Work Session may occur before or after the Regular Board Meeting when necessary.

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Board Announcements
GREF Grant

Central Elementary First Grade teacher Heather Frank (far right) receives a grant in the amount of $2,250 from the Glen Rock Education Foundation (GREF). She will use the grant to purchase technology that will establish listening stations in her classroom to assist in developing reading fluency for her students. On hand to make the presentation at the March 23 BOE meeting are (from left) GREF board members Angela Vila, Karyn Stephenson, and Robert Burslem.
BOE Newsletter

The BOE's "Rock Talk" March, 2015 eNewsletter
is now available.
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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.

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.)


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 2015-2016 Religious Holidays Calendar.pdf
New Jersey Dept. of Education 2015-16 Religious Holidays Calendar
 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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