Rochelle Park School Board Bolsters Security and Curriculum Revisions

In a recent Rochelle Park Board of Education meeting held on August 29, 2023, significant discussions revolved around preparations for the 2023-2024 academic year, policy updates, and key personnel changes.

Dr. Sue DeNobile, Superintendent of Schools, acknowledged the preparations for the new school year, presenting a welcome sign displaying the 22 languages spoken by students in the district. She recognized the hard work of staff members, particularly custodians, over the summer months and expressed gratitude to the PTO for their contributions. Dr. DeNobile also highlighted the forthcoming professional development day for faculty.

The board’s committees provided updates on various fronts. Scott Kral spoke about the condition of school grounds and requested that residents not use skateboards or bicycles on the new basketball courts. Teresa Judge Cravello highlighted upcoming policy changes, emphasizing the need for their swift implementation. Meanwhile, Jorge Martinez Jr. promoted a convention and alluded to a collaboration with local police to enhance school security for the forthcoming school year.

Dr. Riley, the Business Administrator, noted a received variance for an adjacent lot. Additionally, the Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Mrs. Cara Hurd, provided insights on the ACCESS Assessment results and the ongoing professional development for teachers. Dr. Courtney Carmichael, the Principal of Midland School, spoke on the value of a strong relationship between home and school and introduced the concept of a parent advisory board for the school year. Mrs. Garcia, Director of Special Services, updated attendees on the Extended School Year Program and mentioned additional school funding.

The public comment section brought forth various concerns from the community. Among these were requests for flexible meeting times for the parent advisory committee, enhanced professional development for science teachers, the need for a school resource officer, and provisions for gifted students.

In addition to these discussions, several resolutions were unanimously approved by the board. These covered topics ranging from curriculum changes, field trips, professional development training, to special education provisions for the 2023-2024 school year. Notable among them was the approval of an 8th Grade trip to Washington DC, set from June 5-7, 2024. The Board also greenlit several curricular revisions, including updates in subjects like arts, music, STEM, and more. Furthermore, an Interlocal Agreement was sanctioned to station a Special Law Enforcement Officer Class III at the Midland School.

A range of personnel decisions were made, including the appointment of Courtney Carmichael as Principal of Midland School and the confirmation of Dr. Sue DeNobile’s contract as Superintendent of Schools from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2028.

The Board’s next meeting is scheduled for September 26, 2023, and will again commence with an Executive Session before the regular session.

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.
Not avaliable:

School Board Officials:

Receive debriefs about local meetings in your inbox weekly:

Trending meetings
across the country:

Meeting Date
Filter by bodytypes
Agricultural Advisory Committee
Airport Advisory Board
Art and Culture Board
Beach Committee
Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Board of Elections
Board of Health
Borough Council
Building Committee
Cannabis Control Board
Cemetery Commission
Charter Revision Commission
Child and Family Services Board
City Council
City Identity Committee
Code Enforcement Board
College Board of Trustees
Community Appearance Board
Community Preservation Committee
Community Redevelopment Agency
County Council
Disability Advisory Committee
Economic Development Board
Elderly Affairs Board
Electric Advisory Board
Environmental Commission
Financial Oversight Board
Historic Preservation Commission
Housing Authority
Human Relations Committee
Human Resources Committee
Insurance Fund
Land Use Board
Library Board
Licensing Board
Mental Health Commission
Municipal Alliance
Open Space Commission
Oversight and Review Committee
Parking Authority
Parks and Gardens Commission
Parks Commission
Pension Board
Planning Board
Police Review Board
Property Assessment Board
Public Safety Committee
Recreation Commission
Redevelopment Agency
Rent Control Board
Rent Leveling Board
School Board
Sewerage Authority
Shade Tree Commission
Special Magistrate
Taxation & Revenue Advisory Committee
Tourism Board
Trails Committee
Transportation Board
Utility Board
Value Adjustment Board
Veterans Committee
Water Control Board
Women's Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee
Zoning Board
Filter by County
Bay County
Bradford County
Brevard County
Broward County
Clay County
Duval County
Escambia County
Gulf County
Hendry County
Highlands County
Hillsborough County
Indian River County
Lake County
Lee County
Leon County
Levy County
Liberty County
Manatee County
Marion County
Martin County
Miami-Dade County
Monroe County
Okaloosa County
Orange County
Osceola County
Palm Beach County
Pasco County
Pinellas County
Polk County
Putnam County
Santa Rosa County
Sarasota County
Seminole County
St. Johns County
Taylor County
Volusia County
Walton County
Barnstable County
Berkshire County
Bristol County
Essex County
Franklin County
Hampden County
Hampshire County
Middlesex County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County
Atlantic County
Bergen County
Burlington County
Camden County
Cape May County
Cumberland County
Essex County
Gloucester County
Hudson County
Hunterdon County
Mercer County
Middlesex County
Monmouth County
Morris County
Ocean County
Passaic County
Somerset County
Sussex County
Union County
Warren County
Filter by sourcetypes