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Superintendent Bania’s Statement at 3/25/24 Board Meeting

I want to express heartfelt gratitude to Executive County Superintendent Juan Torres and the Executive County Business Administrator John Ferraro for their invaluable guidance and unwavering support throughout this challenging process.

Our commitment to providing the best education for our students remains unwavering, and we are acutely aware of the need to ensure minimal disruption to their daily routines. We are fully dedicated to maintaining all vital academic and extracurricular programs, including athletics, our esteemed music program, extended day services, and all other ongoing activities. As always, we are planning to host our spring events, including field days, year-end concerts, picnics, student celebrations, and our valued promotions and high school graduation ceremonies, in the cherished Nutley tradition.

To keep the community informed and involved, the district has established a dedicated section on its website for all communications and ongoing updates. This section can be found on the top banner of the website.

In light of recent developments, the board has refrained from convening in committees over the past 30 days, and therefore, there are no committee updates for tonight's agenda.

Included in tonight's agenda, as mandated by statute, is a resolution to approve the preliminary budget. Collaborating closely with auditors, the district has crafted an accurate budget based on projected revenues. In the coming month, our focus will be on identifying efficiencies within this budget to ensure seamless operations for the 2024-25 school year.

Additionally, the proposed academic calendar for 2024-25 is up for approval. 


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.