The Woodcliff Lake School Board, in a public meeting held on June 19, 2023, has approved the 2023-2024 Safe Return and Emergency Remote Instruction plans for the school district, marking a significant development in their educational policies for the upcoming academic year.
During the meeting, the board also approved a Settlement & Release Agreement, though details of the agreement were not disclosed. A series of vendor contracts under Chapter 47 were ratified, securing the operations and services that support the district’s educational agenda.
The Board underscored its commitment to safety by approving the School Security Drill Statement of Assurance for the 2022-2023 school year. This reflects their ongoing dedication to protecting their educational community through comprehensive emergency preparedness drills.
In another major move, the board approved contracts for several key staff positions for the 2023-2024 academic year. The positions include those of the middle school and elementary school principals, Supervisor of Special Education, and the Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Staff Development. Also approved was the Superintendent of Schools Evaluation for the 2022-2023 school year.
The board further approved hiring new staff, including a special education teacher, a Spanish teacher, and an administrative assistant for the upcoming school year. A raft of re-appointments also took place, encompassing the board office administrative staff, the Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, secretarial and custodial staff, special education/classroom aides, and cafeteria, school, and library aides.
The meeting concluded with the approval of the ESEA Grant for the 2023-2024 school year, a move likely to bolster educational programs and initiatives within the district. The board also approved deposits into the Reserve accounts and various financial decisions, including purchase orders and expenditure reports.