Oradell School Board Advances Math Curriculum, Preps for Odyssey of the Mind

In a recent meeting of the Oradell School Board, a key focus was the advancement of a newly revised math curriculum set to be implemented in Fall 2024. After a rigorous evaluation process involving 15 different resources, the math curriculum steering committee has selected a program that outscored others significantly. The next step involves sharing this resource with the curriculum committee and finalizing implementation details.

The meeting also highlighted the participation of approximately 50 fourth graders in the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) testing, contributing to state and national educational assessments. Furthermore, updates were provided on the language arts curriculum, with plans to revise the writing curriculum with the assistance of staff developer Patty McGee, and discussions with language arts teachers to strengthen the reading curriculum.

Additionally, two teams from the district are preparing to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament at Millburn High School, representing the district in this creative problem-solving competition.

In terms of budgetary discussions, the School Business Administrator reported that state aid numbers are expected, which will impact the finalization of the school budget.

In other business, the board reviewed facility use requests and discussed scheduling for upcoming committee meetings. The Superintendent encouraged the community to engage with the district’s activities through social media updates.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.
Megan N. Bozios
School Board Officials:
Dorothy Watson-Nichols, Gregory Derian, Peter Iappelli (School Business Administrator / Board Secretary), Alena Acosta, James Del Greco, Jaime Downey, Christopher Nutland, Mary-Katherine Norian, Rita Walker, John Walsh

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