Announcements

  • Building A Better Verona Referendum Update November 5, 2019

    It is with much appreciation and gratitude that I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You stepped up. Each of you became educated and informed. All of you who came to the polls and exercised your right to vote made a difference. You have helped set the course for Verona with the (unofficial) passing of both referendum questions. Both referendum questions passed by an overwhelming majority. The Essex County Clerk's Office will finalize mail-in and provisional ballot final results in the coming days. Read more by clicking the heading link above.

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  • Public Notice of Superintendent Contract

    Superintendent Contract Hearing Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:11-11, the Verona Board of Education (hereinafter the "Board") is providing notice of its intent to hold a public hearing and to take action to rescind/replace the Employment Contract to the Superintendent of Schools at its regular meeting to be held on December 10, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Verona High School Learning Commons in Verona, NJ. This notice serves to meet the required 30-day notice prior to taking action and the 10-day notice of a public hearing as required by the statute. Prior to any action, the Board will permit the public to make comment on the proposed contract.

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  • Verona Board of Education Candidates Forum

    The Verona Board of Education Candidates Forum was held on October 15, 2019 in the Verona High School Learning Commons. This event was hosted by the Verona Conference of SCA and moderated by the League of Womens Voters of Montclair. Watch the video to learn more about the candidates in anticipation of Election Day on November 5, 2019.

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  • Building A Better Verona - Referendum 2019

    The educational opportunities we are able to provide our children are directly correlated to your support. We want to continue to provide our students a world class education in Verona. But in order to succeed in this endeavor, we need your help to continue on the positive path forward we have paved for our children. Building A Better Verona is our campaign to educate and inform our community on the current conditions of our schools and the facility needs we must improve upon to continue to provide safe and healthy spaces for student learning. It is time to rededicate ourselves in providing our children and staff the facilities we need.

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  • Join Us For Building A Better Verona Referendum Presentations

    Our schools and facilities are nearly, if not already, 100 years old. In 2005, the Verona Public Schools conducted a comprehensive needs assessment that identified $67 million in capital improvement projects. At that time, and with the understanding that such a large number was too much for the taxpayer to bear in one referendum, the Verona Board of Education decided to spread out the projects over a longer and more manageable period of time. The decision was made to identify the highest priorities and mobilize referendum projects every 5-8 years. We have been successful with this plan, completing the 2005 and 2014 referenda on time and under budget. Read more at: https://conta.cc/2lluPDZ

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  • Verona Public Schools Awarded Future Ready Schools Bronze Certification

    We are extremely excited to share that the Verona Public Schools has been awarded Future Ready Schools - NJ Bronze Certification! Congratulations to Verona High School, H.B. Whitehorne Middle School and Brookdale Avenue Elementary School for earning this prestigious recognition. Our results are a testament to the efforts of our technology department leadership and the dedication of our faculty and staff to improve access and align resources to best prepare our students for success in the digital age.

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  • Verona Public Schools Magazine 2019 Edition

    The Verona Public Schools Magazine 2019 Edition is the third annual celebration of a focused endeavor to convey the progress of our collective efforts in our district’s strategic plan. The goal of this publication is to showcase where and how the district is moving forward and recognize the efforts of all involved; to reset ourselves to the next level of a standard so we constantly see the logical next steps to pursue; and to keep us grounded in the commitment to our community through our strategic plan. We hope you enjoy reading what makes the Verona Public Schools so very special.

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  • DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION MAGAZINE NAMES VERONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TOP 34 'DISTRICTS OF DISTINCTION' IN NATION

    TRUMBULL, Conn.—(July 15, 2019)—In its July/August edition, District Administration magazine honors 34 school districts as “Districts of Distinction” across the nation. The Verona Public School district was recognized as an innovative district in DA’s annual awards program. This is the ninth round of honorees for this national recognition program, which began in November 2014.

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  • DR. DIONISIO SELECTED ESSEX COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

    We are proud to announce that our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rui Dionisio, has been recognized as the 2019-2020 Essex County Superintendent of the Year. This prestigious award is given to a Superintendent who exhibits leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and active participation in community involvement with an understanding of regional, national, and international issues. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dionisio on this latest accomplishment. Click the link above to read more.

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  • Board of Education Annual Review & Goal Setting

    The Verona Board of Education is focused on governance of the district and supports the goals set forth through community input from our stakeholders in our district strategic plan. the following is a summary of our district progress aligned to the strategic plan and our goals moving forward.

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  • THE VERONA SCHOOL BOARD ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY INFORMATION

    The Verona Board of Education will have 2 board seats that are up for reelection in the November 5, 2019 Annual School Election, Cheryl Nardino, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, announced today. A full term on the school board runs for three years.

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  • VERONA HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WILL IMPACT OUR SCHOOLS

    The Verona Township does not seem to have much of an appetite these days for sharing PILOT funds with our schools. Making decisions without consideration for the impact to our classrooms will have significant implications on teaching and learning. We have spent a considerable amount of time, strategic effort, creativity, and resources that have resulted in the outstanding educational opportunities afforded our children. We have come way too far to allow anything to chip away at the quality of education our students undoubtedly deserve. Read more by clicking the link above.

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  • U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Verona High School Top Ranked School in Nation

    Verona High School was recently ranked #33 among all true public high schools in New Jersey and #55 overall in the state by U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best High Schools Rankings. Verona High School is ranked #1,293 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on college readiness, math & reading proficiency and performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate. Read more about how U.S. News & World Report ranks the Best High Schools.

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  • Verona Correspondent Riley interviews the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dionisio

    Laning Avenue School 4th grade student and Verona Correspondent Riley for Laning Avenue School TV recently sat down on May 1, 2019 to chat with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dionisio.

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  • Verona Board of Education 2019-2020 Budget

    The Verona Board of Education Public Budget Hearing 2019-2020 was presented on April 23, 2019. Click the above link for the Slide Presentation.

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  • Superintendent Budget Update to Verona Board of Education

    On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Dr. Dionisio presented a budget update to the Verona Board of Education on fiscal projections to be recommended for approval on April 23, 2019. Dr. Dionisio shared his recommendations to increase staffing and programs for the 2019-20 school year. Click the link above for more information.

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  • V~SEA Flyer 2019

    Welcome to V~SEA’s 15th year! The purpose of the Verona Summer Enrichment Academy (V~SEA) is to expand students’ knowledge base, build on their interests and encourage creative thinking.We invite your children to participate in this unique experience. The students are taught in an environment which features hands-on, materials-based learning

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  • Verona High School Recognized Top 1.5% In The Nation

    Verona High School was recently recognized on the 2018 Jay Mathews Challenge Index in the top 1.5% of all schools in the U.S., #318 in the nation, #7 in N.J., and #2 among all conventional public high schools in N.J., our highest ranking ever. This ranking represents a significant climb from #1512, since 2016. (The Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2016). Also worth noting, our student performance on Advanced Placement exams have improved from 5 years ago, as student access and participation in rigorous coursework has increased. Verona High School’s recognition is a testament to how well our students are prepared in grades K-8 prior to entering Verona High School. This, combined with a quality staff, curriculum, and student supports has resulted in increased student achievement. This success is only possible through the constant focus, commitment, and support of the Board of Education, administration, staff, students, and families. Click the link above to read more.

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  • Verona High School Recognized on the College Board’s 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success

    Verona High School is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Verona High School had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP. Read more by clicking the heading above.

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  • The Verona High School STEM Team Designed The Best Catapult.

    On Friday, October 26th, the VHS Engineering Team won the 16th Annual Rowan University Pumpkin Chunkin Competition. The students built a catapult that won first place overall after firing a pumpkin more than 400 feet. Check out the News 12 NJ Video here.

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