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Yesterday, we learned that Nutley was one of 27 public school districts in the state to receive Pre-School Expansion Aid, which will help us build a high-quality pre-school program for Nutley students, ages 3 and 4. 


This program will help remove barriers and provide opportunities for all the families and students in Nutley. Early childhood education is critical to the growth of our educational community, and vital in setting up our youngest learners for success.  This expansion aid is a positive opportunity for the entire Nutley community. 


The process to begin this program will begin immediately as the district will need to hire administrators, teachers and support staff as well as continue the ongoing conversations of acquiring additional space in the town. The NJ Department of Education has initially allocated the district $1.2 million to fund this program.


We look forward to finalizing details in the coming days/weeks and sharing more information with the community. As we move forward in this process, we will communicate with the community, specifically with the parents of students impacted by this program. We will plan a Parent Night to speak more in depth about this program. Details to follow.


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.