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By June 2017, the district will have in place a detailed, efficient, and technology-based system of communication that allows for multiple avenues of information and the involvement of all stakeholders in ensuring and measuring student success.


Year Four Goal:

By June 2016, the Communcation Team will utilize the results of the parent communication survey to improve upon all district- wide efforts via exisiting platforms, including increased use of teacher websites.



Year Three Goal:

By June 2015 the Communication Committee will conduct an evaluation of existing and possible additional communication platforms and increase parent awareness.

Year Two Goals:

By June 2014 the Communication Committee will increase staff visibility on district website & school sites, increase parent familiarity with portal functionality and offerings, collect and gather proper parent contact information on a consistent basis, train elementary principals on use of School Messenger for notifications, and provide more Information Night Meetings.

Year One Goal:

By June 2013, the Communication Committee will utilize surveys and focus group discussions, identify the variety of communication needs across the district and develop a seamless plan that integrates existing technologies to meet these needs. This work will culminate with a presentation to the full Board of Education.


Action Team:

Team Leaders

Helen Doyle-Marino
Denis Williams

Brooke Benavides
Joseph Piro

Team Members

Karen Soliman
Ian Viemeister
Chris Osieja
Sherrie Tolve


 Board Liaison Daniel Carnicella
Parent Members Blaire Rzempoluch
Brigitte Windheim
Holly Gionni

Members of the public interested in joining this effort are encouraged to email the Team Leaders above by clicking on their names.

Nutley Parent Academy January 14, 2015 Open Gradebook in the Parent Portal:


Nutley Parent Academy November 18, 2014 PARCC Information Session Presentation:

Team Meeting Minutes:


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